Water Allocation GuidelinesContent of Guidelines
Review of Guidelines
Guidelines have been developed to provide the Department of Primary Industries and Water with guidance when exercising discretionary powers under the Water Management Act 1999 for issuing new water allocations from watercourses during winter. This includes water allocations for dams and transfers of water allocations within a catchment.
The guidelines only apply during the winter period because, for the vast majority of streams in Tasmania, no further applications for taking water during summer are being made as these streams are considered fully allocated.
The policy includes guidelines on the following:
The attached review report (July 2004) concludes that since the formalisation of the Guidelines there has been improved consistency and transparency of decision making in regards to applications for new water allocations.
Contact: Senior Policy Officer - WRChristina Jackson
Senior Policy Officer
PO Box 44
Phone: 03 6233 2566
Fax: 03 6233 6055
Department switchboard: 1300 368 550 (local call cost within Australia)
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