Lower Campaspe Valley WSPA

News & Announcements

News Updates

The Lower Campaspe Valley WSPA Annual Report 2017 is now available.

The Annual Newsletter 2016/17 is also available.

The allocation for Lower Campaspe Valley WSPA is 100% on 1 July 2016.  

Facts & Stats

Area: 2,100km2

PCV: 55,875 ML

Current seasonal allocation: 100% for all areas (Bamawm, Barnadown, Echuca & Elmore-Rochester)


The Lower Campaspe Valley Water Supply Protection Area (WSPA) was declared in June 2010 and extends from Lake Eppalock to the River Murray and incorporates the townships of Axedale, Goornong, Elmore, Lockington, Rochester and Echuca.

The Lower Campaspe Valley applies to the management of groundwater resources to all depths except where it is overlain by the Shepparton Irrigation Region Groundwater Management Area and the Campaspe West Salinity Management Plan area. In these areas the Lower Campaspe Valley WSPA applies to the management of groundwater resources from 25 metres to all depths.

Trees along the Campaspe River

Native trees along the Campaspe River  

Groundwater Management Plan

The Lower Campaspe WSPA Groundwater Management Plan was endorsed by the consultative committee and was approved by the Minister for Water on 17 October 2012.

The Plan provides protection for existing users and the environment by supporting a cap on licence entitlement; restricting the extraction of groundwater when triggered; and placing limits on the concentration of groundwater pumping.

The Plan provides licence holders with the opportunity to better manage their entitlements through the introduction of carryover and permanent trade.


Annual Reports


For further information or to obtain technical material relied upon for management arrangements, please contact Brendan Cossens from GMW on (03) 5475 3907.