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Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges Water resource plan

This water resource plan is the prevailing management plan for the surface water and groundwater resources in the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges water resource plan area.

The plan was accredited by the Australian Government Minister as being consistent with the Basin Plan and commenced on 16 November 2019. The Minister’s decision instrument and the explanatory statement are available on the Federal Register of Legislation

Downloads

South Australia Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges proposed Water Resource Plan Factsheet
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Recommendation documents
MDBA’s Letter to the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disasters and Emergency Management
The Authority’s recommendation on the proposed Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges WRP
MDBA’s Assessment of the proposed Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges WRP
Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations advice on the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges WRP
Independent review of the assessment process for the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges WRP
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The Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges water resource plan is made up of a number of documents. The key document is the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges water resource plan.

The accredited versions of these documents are available below.

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Key documents
South Australia Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges Water Resource Plan 2019
South Australia Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges WRP Risk Assessment 2018
South Australia Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges Water Allocation Plan 2019
South Australia General Registry Office Plan 115 2004
South Australia General Registry Office Plan 422 2003
South Australia General Registry Office Plan 429 2002
South Australia Marne Saunders Water Allocation Plan Part 1 - 2019
South Australia Marne Saunders Water Allocation Plan Part 2 - 2019
South Australia Surface Water modelling to support Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges WRP – 2019
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Relevant state legislation and policy
South Australia Development Act 1993 – version 18.9.2014
South Australia Development Regulations 2008 - version 1.7.2019
South Australia Emergency Management Act 2004 – version 26.4.2017
South Australia Environment Protection (Water Quality) Policy 2015 – version 1.6.2019
South Australia Environment Protection Act 1993 – version 1.7.2019
South Australia Natural Resources Management Act 2004 – version 4.7.2016
South Australia Natural Resources Management (Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges – Longer-Term Water Conservation Measure) Regulations 2014 – version 11.1.2015
South Australia Natural Resources Management (Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges – Prescribed Watercourses and Surface Water Prescribed Area) Regulations 2005 – version 8.9.2005
South Australia Natural Resource Management (Financial Regulations) 2005 – version 1.7.2019
South Australia Water Resources (Marne Saunders Prescribed Water Resources Area) Regulations 2005 – version 7.4.2005
South Australia Water Resources (Marne River and Saunders Creek – Prescribed Water Resource) Regulations 2003 – version 20.3.2003 to 6.4.2005
South Australia Natural Resource Management (General) regulations 2005 – version 1.7.2018
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Supporting information
South Australia Aboriginal Heritage Act 1998 – version 17.10.2017
South Australia Hydrogeological assessment of the EMLR Water Resource Plan area - 2016
South Australia Water/Wastewater Incident Notification and Communication Protocol - 2018
South Australia Long-Term Environmental Watering Plan for the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges WRP Area - 2017
South Australia Managing the water resource impacts of plantation forests – 2009
South Australia Assessment of Water Use from Farm Dams in the Mount Lofty Ranges – 2003
South Australia Water Allocation Plan for the Angas Bremer Prescribed Wells Area – 2001
South Australia Public Health (Wastewater) Regulations 2013 – version 1.7.2018
South Australia Safe Drinking Water Act 2011 – version 1.3.2013
South Australia Estimates of Stock & Domestic Water Demand Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges –2009
South Australia Murray-Darling Basin Regional Natural Resource Management Plan volume 3 – 2009
South Australia Marne Saunders Water Allocation Plan Part 1 - 2010
South Australia Marne Saunders Water Allocation Plan Part 2 – 2010
South Australia Murray-Darling Basin Regional Natural Resource Management plan glossary - 2009
South Australia Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resource Management Plan Volume A Strategic plan – 2014
South Australia Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resource Management Plan Volume B Board Business and Operational Plan – 2017
South Australia Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges Water Allocation Plan - 2013
South Australia River Murray Catchment Plan Farm Dam Volume Limits - 2004
South Australia Assessment of the needs of water dependant ecosystems for the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges prescribed water resources area - 2012
South Australia Water Retail Code - Major Retailers – 2013
South Australia Water Retail Code – Minor and Intermediate Retailers – 2015
South Australia Marne River Catchment Plains Zone groundwater modelling – 2001
Updated: 19 Nov 2019  •   MDBA reports