Draft Macquarie River Catchment (above Lake River) Water Management Plan


Lower Macquarie River catchment

Release of the draft Macquarie River Catchment Water Management Plan for public exhibition

The draft Macquarie River Catchment Water Management Plan has been prepared in accordance with Part 4 of the Water Management Act 1999 and, as far as reasonably practical, is consistent with:

(a) any relevant State policy;
(b) relevant planning schemes;
(c) Part 6 of the Public Health Act 1997 and guidelines issued under Part 8 of that Act;
(d) such other plans, policies or guidelines as are prescribed by the regulations; and
(e) the objectives of the Water Management Act 1999.

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

The draft Plan relates to the water resources of the Macquarie River Catchment, being tributaries of the Macquarie River and the River itself upstream of its confluence with the Lake River, and the groundwater resources of this catchment.

Draft Macquarie Water Management Plan (1.08 MB)


Representations

The draft Plan was publicly displayed until close of business 8 February 2013. A copy of the draft Plan could be viewed at the Service Tasmania shop in Campbell Town, the Northern Midlands Council office in Longford and the Southern Midlands Council office in Oatlands.

Presentation

This presentation was prepared for the information session that was held to discuss the draft Plan on 12 December 2012 at Ross.

  Macquarie River Catchment Water Draft Management Plan presentation for public information session December 2012   (629Kb)

Reports

The following reports are available as inputs to the development of the Macquarie Water Management Plan.

Hydrology Stage II Report - Preface
  Macquarie River above Lake River catchment stage II hydrology report - preface   (101Kb)

Review of water quality
  Review of water quality in the Macquarie river upstream of Lake River May 2009   (2Mb)

Assessment of freshwater ecosystem values
  Assessment of freshwater ecosystem values in the Macquarie River catchment October 2008   (3Mb)

Environmental flow asessement
  Environmental flow assessment for the Macquarie River catchment upstream of Lake River   (4Mb)

River Health
  River Health of the Macquarie River catchment   (2Mb)

Broadwater ecosystems assessment
  Macquarie River Broadwater Ecosystems Assessment   (2Mb)

Status of fish communities and observations on mussel populations
  Status of fish communities and observations on south Esk freshwater mussel (Velesunio moretonicus) populations in the Macquarie River catchment upstream of Lake River   (7Mb)

Characterisation of surface water hydrology
  Characterisation of the surface water hydrology for the Macquarie River above Lake River catchment   (493Kb)

Groundwater report
  Groundwater report for the Macquarie water management plan   (8Mb)

Current water management (December 2010)
  Current water management in the Macquarie River catchment December 2010   (2Mb)

Overview of generic administrative arrangements
  Water management in Tasmania: overview of generic administative arrangements to support implementation of the Water Management Act 1999, as relevant for water management planning   (400Kb)

Erratum: Some of these reports refer to DPIW (2008) Surface Water Hydrology of the Macquarie River Catchment. Please note this report is no longer available. It has been replaced by DPIPWE (2010) Characterisation of Surface Water Hydrology for the Macquarie River above Lake River and DPIPWE (2011) Macquarie River above Lake River Catchment Stage II Hydrology Report (see links above).

Scientific Forum June 2010

A scientific forum took place at Ross Town Hall on Wednesday 23 June 2010 as part of the development of the Macquarie Water Management Plan. Presentations were given on all the scientific reports prepared at that time.

Overview of reports
  Overview of the scientific reports underpinning the Macquarie River catchment water management plan - scientific forum June 2010   (529Kb)

Freshwater ecosystem values
  Freshwater ecosystem values in the Macquarie River catchment upstream of Lake River- presentation for WMP forum June 2010   (1Mb)

River health
  Health of the Macquarie River catchment - presentation for WMP forum June 2010   (2Mb)

Broadwater ecosystems assessment
  Macquarie River broadwater ecosystems assessment - presentation for WMP forum June 2010   (1Mb)

Fish and mussel populations
  Fish and mussel populations in the Macquarie River catchment upstream of Lake River - presentation for WMP forum June 2010   (1Mb)

Water quality
  Review of water quality in the Macquarie River upstream of Lake River - presentation for WMP forum June 2010   (2Mb)

Groundwater
  Groundwater in the Macquarie catchment - presentation for WMP forum June 2010   (1Mb)

Hydrology
  Hydrology of the Macquarie River catchment - presentation for WMP forum June 2010   (6Mb)

Environmental flow assessment
  Environmental flow assessment for the Macquarie River catchment upstream of Lake River - presentation for WMP forum June 2010   (1Mb)

Conclusion
  Conclusion - presentation for Macquarie River WMP forum June 2010   (390Kb)


Other Supporting Information

Presentation of the Macquarie Hydrology Stage II report, given to the Consultative Group 20 July 2011
  Stage II hydrology report for the Macquarie River above Lake River catchment - presentation to consultative group meeting 20 July 2011   (2Mb)

Addendum to Environmental flows report: Calculation of high flow water extraction rules for the Macquarie River Catchment Water Management Plan
  Calculation of high flow water extraction rules for the Macquarie River catchment water management plan   (14Kb)

Hydrological modelling: how and why it is used
  Hydrological modelling: how and why it is used   (2Mb)

Approach to assessing environmental flows for the Macquarie River and Ringarooma River
  Approach to assessing environmental flows for the Macquarie River and the Ringarooma River   (808Kb)

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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