IRRIGATION SCHEME — WARREN–DONNELLY CATCHMENT
1207. Hon DIANE EVERS to the minister representing the
Minister for Water:
I refer to the Warren–Donnelly
catchment area and the proposed southern forests irrigation scheme.
(1) Have any water allocations been
refused in the Warren–Donnelly catchment area in the past year?
(2) If yes to (1), how many and for
(3) Is there an update to the 2012 ''Warren–Donnelly
surface water allocation plan'' on the department's website?
(4) If yes to (3), will the minister
please table a copy and request the department to update the website?
(5) If no to (3), when will it be
(6) Has the department recently conducted updated allocation
modelling for the proposed SFIS?
(7) If yes to (6), will the minister
please table the information?
The PRESIDENT: I just remind
the member about the standing orders in relation to a concise question.
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the question.
The Minister for Water has provided the following answer.
(2) Eleven applications were refused
due to surface water resources being fully allocated.
(4) Not applicable.
(5) No date has
been set for a new plan to be produced. Allocation limits are being reviewed
for the Donnelly River catchment. Changes to allocation limits will be publicly
announced through advertising in local newspapers. This will be accompanied by
a publicly available evaluation statement that will include information that
supports management decisions on allocation limits. This will be published shortly.
modelling has been undertaken on water use and availability in the Donnelly
(7) As per part
(5), information supporting allocation decisions will be published as part of
the evaluation statement.