Howard Water Allocation Plan

Howard Water Advisory Committee

The Howard Water Advisory Committee has been formed by the Minister for Environment and Natural Resources to provide advice and recommendations to the Controller of Water Resources on the development of a water allocation plan for the Howard Groundwater System.

The HWAC will identify issues, review information and provide advice to the Territory Government throughout the development of a Howard Water Allocation Plan. The Committee’s focus will be on sustainably managing the use of groundwater.

Name Representation
 Maria Kraatz Chairperson
 Executive Officer Amateur Fisherman’s Association
 Jan Hintze

Horticulture

 Mark Smith Horticulture
Gerry Wood Community
 Mathew Salter Community
 Shane Papworth Public Water Supply
 Kate Peake Regional Development NT
 Maree Bredhauer Litchfield Council
 Donna Jackson Larrakia Nation
 Bill Risk Larrakia
 David Liddle Environment

Terms of Reference

The Committee will:

  • Actively and honestly participate in the development of the water allocation plan for the Howard Groundwater System.
  • Identify, discuss and make recommendations to the Controller of Water Resources on matters regarding the assessment, management and use of water from the Howard Groundwater System.
  • Share information about the water allocation planning process with the community and seek their values and interests ensuring these are communicated back to the Controller of Water Resources.
  • Participate in the development of water management strategies for the Howard groundwater system that are consistent with the requirements of the Water Act.
  • Consider any other matters referred to it by the Minister or Controller of Water Resources.

Howard Groundwater System Advisory Committee (587.0 kb)

Howard Water Advisory Committee Terms of Reference (23.1 kb)

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Last updated: 21 March 2017