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Preparation of the draft amended Great Forester River Catchment Water Management Plan

Notice under Section 25(1) of the Water Management Act 1999



Notice under Sectio​n 25(1) of the Water Manageme​nt Act 1999 

Preparation of the draft amended Great Forester River Catchment Water Management Plan


Notice is hereby given in accordance with section 25(1) of the Water Management Act 1999 that the draft amended Great Forester River Catchment Water Management Plan has been prepared.

The draft amended Plan relates to the water resources of the Great Forester River catchment, being tributaries of the Great Forester River and the Great Forester River itself, and the groundwater resources of this catchment.

Written representations may be made on the draft amended Plan by submitting the online form at https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/water/water-management-plans/draft-water-management-plans/review-and-amendment-of-the-great-forester-catchment-water-management-plan

Or sent by post to:

Water Planning – Great Forester River Catchment Water Management Plan

Agriculture and Water Division

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

GPO Box 44

Hobart TAS 7001​


The period for making representations will extend until midnight on Friday, 11 December 2020.

A copy of the draft amended Plan may be viewed at the Dorset Council Offices in Scottsdale, until close of business 11 December 2020.

Alternatively, a copy of the draft amended Plan may be downloaded from the Department's website (https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/water/water-management-plans/draft-water-management-plans/review-and-amendment-of-the-great-forester-catchment-water-management-plan), or obtained by contacting Ms Caroline Flood on (03) 6165 3225.

A public meeting to discuss the draft amended Plan and process for making representations has been scheduled for 1 pm on Tuesday, 3 November 2020 at the Scottsdale Library, 51 King Street, Scottsdale.

Due to Coronavirus restrictions (and according to the DPIPWE COVID-19 (Agency Wide and Site Specific) Safe Plans), numbers are strictly limited.  RSVP is essential so please register to secure your place by contacting Danielle Hardie on Danielle.Hardie@dpipwe.tas.gov.au or 0437 922 083.

Alternatively, the Department will be running a free live webinar on Thursday 5 November 2020, at 1 pm.  RSVP is essential to receive link to the Teams webinar (contact Danielle Hardie on Danielle.Hardie@dpipwe.tas.gov.au or 0437 922 083).

Tim Baker

SECRETARY