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The following is a list of proposals now open for public comment.

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Strategic Indigenous Reserves - Stakeholder discussion paper

The Northern Territory Government has committed to the establishment of Strategic Indigenous (water) Reserves to provide Aboriginal landowners with increased opportunity to access water resources for economic development.

Strategic Indigenous Reserves are a reserved volume of water from the consumptive pool within a Water Allocation Plan area exclusively accessible to Aboriginal landowners to use or trade.

Feedback is sought on an operating model for Strategic Indigenous Reserves in the Northern Territory.

The Discussion Paper (1.2 mb) includes a survey for feedback on the proposed operating model and invites suggestions for alternative policies.

Feedback should be submitted by COB Thursday 13 April 2017.

For questions or further information please contact or 08 8951 9226

13 April 2017

Review of the Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan

In accordance with the Water Act, a water allocation plan must be reviewed at intervals not longer than five years.

The current Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan was declared in 2011, and was therefore due for review.

Review of the plan formally commenced in early 2016.

A consultation process involving stakeholders, land owners and interested parties commenced in April 2016.

Further consultations with stakeholders will be ongoing in February 2017.

The draft plan will be available for review toward the end of March 2017 for a 6 week consultation period.

To view the Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan Update February 2017

March 2017

Last updated: 22 February 2017