Alice Springs Water Allocation Plan

Introduction

The Alice Springs Water Allocation Plan was declared as a water allocation plan under the Water Act in February 2016.

The plan sets out the framework for water management in the Alice Springs Water Control District, and will ensure that water is shared equally between the community, the environment and other users.

The plan consolidates our understanding of the water resources we depend upon, and provides a framework for allocating and managing water resources, for current and future generations.

In accordance with the Water Act, the plan must be reviewed within five years and a new plan is to be prepared after 10 years. As such, a review is scheduled for 2021 and a new plan is to be prepared by 2026.

Read the Alice Springs Water Allocation Plan. (1.8 mb)

Water trading

The Alice Springs Water Allocation Plan allows water trading, subject to meeting specific criteria, licence holders can trade their water entitlement, either temporarily or permanently (subject to meeting specific criteria). 

Read more on water trading.

Water extraction licences

Go to NT.GOV.AU for a summary of current water extraction licences within the Alice Springs Water Control District.

Notices of Intention and Notices of Decision relating to the granting of recent water extraction licences are also available on NT.GOV.AU.

Beneficial uses

Declaration of beneficial uses is one of the key factors determining how water resources will be protected, managed and used. Beneficial uses have been declared for the Alice Springs Water Control District, you can read more on NT.GOV.AU.

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Last updated: 18 September 2017