As river flow is below the Stage 4 threshold set by the South Esk River Catchment Water Management Plan, I Stephen Pryor pursuant to my delegated powers under Section 10(1) of the Water Management Act 1999, hereby give notice to restrict the taking of Surety 5 and Surety 6 water allocations from the South Esk River and tributaries upstream of the Macquarie River excluding the Nile River.
Except upon the written permission of the Minister or a person delegated on that behalf by the Minister, licence holders on the South Esk River must not take more than 50% of Surety 5 and 0% Surety 6 water allocation. This notice takes effect at 5pm 6 March 2019 and will remain in force until 5pm 1 April 2019.
Regional Water Management Officer
- DPIPWE will be regularly monitoring this stream while this restriction notice is in effect. Failure to comply with this notice could result in the application of prescribed penalties.