Boobyalla River Catchment Water Management Plan

​​Current Plan​​​

Boobyalla River at old gauging site.
The Boobyalla River Catchment Water Management Plan was adopted on 11 April 2012 and took effect on 31 October 2012.

The purpose of the Plan is to provide a framework for managing the water resources of the Boobyalla River Catchment in accordance with the objectives of the Water Management Act 1999.

Boobyalla Water Management Plan (825 KB)

New cease to take flow thresholds for Surety 5, 6 and 7 allocations are in effect under an exemption order published in 2021.  These replace the cease to take thresholds set out in the Boobyalla River Catchment Water Management Plan.

  Exemption order - cease to take thresholds for the Boobyalla River Catchment   (430Kb)

  Boobyalla River Catchment - Cease to take thresholds for Surety 5 and 6 water allocations   (72Kb)

NRE Tas is seeking key stakeholder groups’ and licensees’ views - online survey​

NRE Tas​ is seeking key stakeholder groups’ and licensees’ views on the management of water under the plans via targeted online surveys to inform the Secretary's review report. These surveys will commence in July 2023.

If you would like to participate in the survey on water management in any of these three areas, please click on the link below:

Survey - Boobyalla River Catchment Water Management Plan area​

For further inform​ation about the Secretary's review process, please click on the link below:  

Water Management Plans


Reports that have been used during the development of the draft Boobyalla Water Management Plan can be accessed below.

A report on freshwater ecosystem values in the Boobyalla River catchment.

  Assessment of Freshwater Ecosystem Values in the Boobyalla River Catchment Guidance for Water Management   (525Kb)

An Aquatic Environmental Assessment undertaken on the Tomahawk River and Boobyalla River for the Waterhouse Community Irrigation Development.

  Waterhouse Community Irrigation Development Aquatic Environmental Assessment   (729Kb)

Eco-hydrological assessment of the Boobyalla and Tomahawk rivers and revised minimum environmental flows

 Eco hydrology assessment of the Boobyalla​ and Tomahawk rivers (PDF 1Mb)


Water Management Planning

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