The current Mersey Water Management Plan was adopted in 2005.
Plan sets out the framework for managing the water resources in the Mersey
Water Management Plan Area, in accordance with the Water Management Act 1999, to ensure that water
resources in the Plan area are managed to optimise its benefits for a range of
users, including the community, the environment and commercial users.
commenced a review of the Water Management Plan so that we manage water better
and plan for the future.
Review and Amendment Process
The review and
amendment of the Plan is being undertaken according to Section 34 of the Water Management Act 1999.
Information on the process to review and amend the Plan is provided in the Water
Management Planning Guiding Principles for the Development of Statutory
Water Management Plans and involves statutory requirements for public
The review of
the Plan will be conducted in consultation with the key stakeholders through
the Mersey Water Management Plan Consultative Group.
Consultative Group has been re-established to provide DPIPWE with a balanced
range of views, local knowledge, advice and feedback from key stakeholders on
matters relating to the review and amendment of the Plan.
Consultative Group will have preliminary input to support the DPIPWE to draft
amendments to the Plan (prior to their release for formal public feedback).
Stakeholder input through the plan drafting and feedback stages will
support development of a Plan that best meet the needs of local water users and
recognise water resource complexities for the area.
Consultative Group consists of the following members and stakeholder groups.
|Marie Egerrup||Hydro Tasmania|
|Rob Freeman||Inland Fisheries Service|
|Brett Perkins||Mersey Irrigators Group|
|Iona Flett||Cradle Coast Authority NRM|
|David Skipper||Tasmanian Irrigation|
|Nathan Richardson||Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association|
|Nick Cramp||Tributary water licence holder|
|Grant Flowers||Anglers Alliance Tasmania|
|David Addison||Tasmanian Agricultural Productivity Group|
|To be finalised||Paddle Tasmania|
If you would like further information or would like to provide input to the
preliminary drafting of amendments to the Water Management Plan, please contact
a member of the Consultative Group that best represents your interests.
further information or to be put in touch with a representative please contact
the Department on 03 677 72243 or 03 616 53221 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org