Water Management Statements

​​​​​​Water Management Statements document the current water management arrangements for a catchment. 

These documents are non-statutory and include the following information:

  • A description of the water resource (volume of water, seasonal flow pattern)
  • A summary of important freshwater ecosystems within the catchment
  • A description of the environmental water requirements
  • An assessment of the amount of water already allocated and what's available for future allocation
  • A description of the rules that apply for taking water from the water resource

The purpose of the Statements is to assist the community and water users understand how water is managed in a specific catchment, at a point in time. They may also help to identify any issues that need resolving. Any changes to water management are done through policy development or the statutory water planning process.

The Water Management Statements will be updated (as needed) to reflect ongoing changes to water policies or water management decisions.

Water Management Statements have been developed for the following catchments:

Duck River

  Duck River Catchment Water Management Statement   (1Mb)

The information in this document is current as of March 2020​.

North Esk River

North Esk River Catchment Water Management Statement

The information in this document is current as of January 2020.

Shannon River

  Shannon River Water Management Statement   (603Kb)​

The information in this document is current as of September 2018

Meander River

  Meander River Catchment Water Management Statement(1Mb)

The information in this document is current as of June 2016

Jordan River

  Jordan River Catchment Water Management Statement  (967Kb)

The information in this document is current as of June 2016​

Forth-Wilmot River

  Forth Wilmot River Catchment Water Management Statement   (822Kb)

The information in this document is current as of June 2016​

Swan River

The Swan River Water Management Statement published in April 2019 is currently under review.

The ephemeral and flashy nature of catchments on Tasmania's east coast means that the existing allocation framework referenced in the Statement is not necessarily a good fit for determining the reliability at which water is available for allocation.

​Further Information

The Water Management Statements are supported by the Background Information report:

Water Management Statement Background Information

The information in this document is current as of June 2016

Contact

Principal Water Planner
Vodafone Building
HOBART TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3224
Email: Water.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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