South Esk Water Management Plan

South Esk River at Perth
The South Esk River Catchment Water Management Plan was adopted on 16 June 2013 and took effect on 3 December 2014.

The purpose of the Plan is to provide a framework for managing the water resources of the South Esk River Catchment in accordance with the objectives of the Water Management Act 1999.

South Esk Water Management Plan (1.05 MB)


New cease to take flow thresholds for Surety 5,6 and 7 allocations came into effect under an exemption order published in 2017.  These replace the cease to take thresholds set out in the South Esk River Catchment Water Management Plan.

  Exemption order - cease to take thresholds for the South Esk River Catchment   (662Kb)

  South Esk River Catchment - cease to take and restriction thresholds for Surety 5, 6 and 7 water allocations   (148Kb)

  South Esk River Catchment – Surety 8 allocations and opportunistic take of water   (137Kb)


Background Information

The following documents provide background information used for the consultation process in the development of the draft Plan.

Consultative group role and function for the South Esk catchment Water Management Plan
www.stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0054-00291_1

Consultative group meeting 2 - Water Resources Information Package August 2008 - background information on the status of the South Esk catchment
www.stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0054-00293_1

Consultative group meeting 4 - Water Resources Information Package November 2008 - Summary of the Environmental Flows Report (see full report below)
www.stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0054-00307_1

Reports

The reports that have been prepared for the development of the South Esk (above Macquarie) Water Management Plan are available via the STORS website and can be accessed below.

Water Use

Water use and management arrangements for the South Esk River (above Macquarie junction)
www.stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0054-00290_1

Future water demand in the South Esk River catchment (above Macquarie junction)
www.stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0054-00288_1

Water quality

Water quality monitoring in the South Esk River catchment (above Macquarie junction)
www.stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0054-00292_1

Catchment hydrology and ecology

Surface water hydrology of the South Esk River catchment
www.stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0054-00134_1

Assessment of Freshwater Ecosystem Values in the South Esk River catchment: Guidance for Water Management
www.stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0054-00289_1

Environmental Flows for the South Esk Water Management Plan
www.stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0054-00126_1

Appendix A
- Environmental flows assessment for the lower South Esk River at Neck of Bottle
www.stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0054-00127_1

Appendix B
- Environmental flows assessment for the lower South Esk River downstream Glen Esk Bridge
www.stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0054-00128_1

Appendix C
- Environmental flows assessment for the South Esk River at Ormley
www.stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0054-00129_1

Appendix D
- Environmental flows assessment for the lower South Esk River at Malahide
www.stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0054-00130_1

Appendix E
- Environmental flows assessment for the Nile River at Glen Mavis
www.stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0054-00131_1

Appendix F
- Environmental flows assessment for the lower St Pauls River
www.stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0054-00132_1


Contact

Principal Water Planner
1 Franklin Wharf
HOBART TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3224
Email: Water.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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