Mataranka Tindall Limestone Aquifer Water Allocation Plan

The Tindall Limestone Aquifer in the region surrounding Mataranka has diverse values.

Sustaining the:

  • iconic springs of Elsey National Park
  • dry season flows in the Roper River
  • cultural and spiritual values and
  • a variety of industries including:
    • pastoralism
    • horticulture
    • forestry
    • Indigenous enterprises
    • fishing and
    • tourism.

This water resource has previously been subject to the development of a draft water allocation plan.

The planning boundary has been extended south of Mataranka to take in the Tindall Limestone Aquifer to Larrimah.

This area was the subject of a land and water suitability assessment which identified land suitable for irrigated agriculture with water sourced from the Tindall Limestone Aquifer. Extending the plan boundary will ensure that water allocation planning in the region reflects both current and future development, whilst protecting the other beneficial uses of water in the region.

View the Mataranka water allocation plan area.

For more information refer to the Mataranka Water Advisory Committee.

Last updated: 30 April 2020

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