Goulburn-Murray Water (G-MW) will hold a public meeting in Kyneton on Wednesday 23 May to discuss the establishment of a Groundwater Management Area and the development of a Local Management Plan for the Central Victorian Mineral Springs region.
The public meeting will describe the regional groundwater system, explain G-MW's approach to developing a Local Management Plan, and give customers and the community an opportunity to raise any groundwater resource management issues or concerns.
Date: Wednesday 23 May 2012
Place: Red Brick Hall, 23 Yaldwyn St West, Kyneton
G-MW General Manager Water Services, Graeme Hannan said the Local Management Plan would provide a flexible and adaptive a pproach to water sharing which suited the particular conditions and characteristics of the region's groundwater system.
"The draft plan will give greater certainty and clarity to groundwater users by providing transparent, cost effective and adaptive management rules, while at the same time considering the environmental values these groundwater resources support," said Mr Hannan.
"G-MW will develop the draft plan in consultation with the Department of Sustainability and Environment, North Central Catchment Management Authority, local governments, urban water authorities and local communities," added Mr Hannan.
The proposed Central Victorian Mineral Springs Groundwater Management Area will extend from Daylesford and Woodend in the south to Maldon and Redesdale in the north, and cover parts of the upper Loddon and upper Campaspe River catchments.
For further information please visit www.g-mwater.com.au or call Karina Joy at G-MW on (03) 5826 3796.
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