La Grange groundwater allocation plan
Plan release information
The plan includes allocation limits, which define how much water is available in the La Grange area. It describes how we will allocate and manage water resources and monitor, measure and evaluate the objectives of the plan.
We regularly evaluate whether plan objectives are being met, and our most recent evaluation statement is now available:
Water allocation planning in the La Grange
There is a great deal of interest in using the La Grange groundwater in horticulture and mining development. That's why planning is essential, so that the needs of the community and the environment are protected and water supplies remain secure.
The La Grange plan area is just south of Broome and about 1440 kilometres north of Perth. The La Grange plan area covers ecologically significant sites that depend on groundwater, including Mandora Marsh, Eighty Mile Beach and Roebuck Plains. The Coastal and Mandora management zones have been established to manage these sites.
The plan is within the Canning-Kimberley groundwater area.
The Broome Sandstone aquifer and the Wallal Sandstone aquifer are in both subareas.
For management purposes, the plan is divided into two subareas – La Grange North and La Grange South.
La Grange groundwater plan area, subareas and management zones