The Territory Labor Government has today ensured surface and groundwater in Central Australia will be managed sustainably by declaring the Ti Tree Water Allocation Plan 2020 – 2030.
The Plan outlines how water resources will be allocated and how licensed water use will be regulated.
Sustainable use of the Territory’s water resources are crucial for the health of rivers, waterways, ecosystems and culture, that rely on them now and into the future.
The Plan balances the needs of competing water users, while protecting and maintaining environmental and cultural values in the Ti Tree Water Control District.
Water plays a vital role for many industries like agribusiness and tourism, which rely on secure water supplies to support their businesses. Our water supplies need to be sustainably managed into the future.
The Plan applies to all surface and groundwater within the Ti Tree Water Control District with users able to trade their water with other licence holders within the district.
It provides clear guidance on the water that is available for allocation under a licence for development in the area and the water that is required to maintain key environmental and cultural assets that are equally important to the region and those communities that depend on it.
The Plan also establishes rules around trade and which areas are more sensitive to the impact of extraction.