Mallee Prescribed Wells Area Water Allocation Plan

The Water Allocation Plan for the Mallee Prescribed Wells Area (the Mallee WAP) was adopted in 2012. Minor changes were made to the Mallee WAP by the Minister for Environment and Conservation in 2017 to ensure the it was Basin Plan compliant but none of these changes affected individual rights to take or use water.  

 Mallee Prescribed Wells Area Water Allocation Plan (December 2017)

The Mallee WAP covers the area shown in the map of the Mallee PWA Management Areas and Border Zones within the Designated Area.

The Mallee WAP will:

  • protect the resource for all water users, now and into the future
  • provide greater certainty and more flexibility for water users
  • offer more flexible transfer arrangements and new management areas with individual volumetric limits.

The Mallee WAP was developed by the former South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board in collaboration with the community based Mallee Water Resources Committee and key stakeholders. The NRM Board has now been replaced by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board who now have the statutory function to develop water allocation plans.

The Mallee Prescribed Wells Area falls within the catchment area of the Murray-Darling Basin and the Mallee WAP has been accredited under the Basin Plan. Water user’s obligations to the Basin Plan are met by complying with the local water allocation plan. 

For more information on water licensing including obtaining allocations and/or transferring or varying licences in the Mallee prescribed wells area, contact Berri Licensing on 08 8595 2053 or go to the Department for Environment and Water website.

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  • Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board
    110A Mannum Road, Murray Bridge, SA, 5253
    08 8532 9100
    MRenquiries@sa.gov.au