Katherine (Tindall Limestone Aquifer) Water Allocation Plan


The Draft Katherine Tindall Limestone Aquifer Water Allocation Plan 2019-2029 (12.8 mb) is now open for public consultation.

Submissions close on 15 July 2019.

Email submissions and feedback to: waterresources@nt.gov.au

For more information contact the Katherine Water Resource Planner on 08 8999 4017.

The Tindall Limestone Aquifer represents one of the Territory's highest yielding, good quality groundwater resources.

To preserve a good level of health, the plan sets out an optimistic vision to ensure that the aquifer is managed sustainably with a balance between the environment and all other users.

The plan describes the hydrology and interaction of the Tindall Limestone Aquifer with the Katherine River and describes a range of current and future regional water needs.

It sets a direction for future water resource management with a flexible approach that will account for climate variability from year to year.

The plan has a lifespan of 10 years from declaration by the Minister for Environment and Natural Resources and will be reviewed after five years.

The current plan expires on 19 August 2019. Read the Tindall Limestone Aquifer, Katherine Water Allocation Plan (33.6 mb).

Read the Katherine Water Allocation Plan by chapter:

For more information review the comparisons between the current and daft plan (137.3 kb).

The Draft Oolloo Dolostone Aquifer Water Allocation Plan 2019-2029 has also been released for public consultation. A comparison of the draft Katherine and Oolloo water allocation plans (249.1 kb) is available for review.

Go to the Northern Territory Government to see the map of the Daly Roper water control district.

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Last updated: 03 June 2019