Mersey Water Management Plan

​​The Mersey Water Management Plan was adopted, under section 28 of the Water Management Act 1999, on 18 August 2005 and took effect on 31 August 2005.

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

Mersey Water Management Plan (1003 KB)

Please note: Due to its size, 'Figure One - Catchment of the Mersey River' is not included in the above Plan document.

  Catchment of the Mersey River   (2Mb)


Review of the Mersey Water Management Plan

The Mersey Water Management Plan is currently under review .  A draft amended Water Management Plan is expected to be completed in mid 2021.

As a part of the review a trial of changes to water management in the Mersey River catchment is currently underway.

For more details of the review process and the trial of changes to water management in the catchment for this summer irrigation season, see the link below;


Water Management Planning
Lands Building
Phone: 03 6165 3221