|West Wimmera GMA|
An Advisory Committee was formed to oversee the preparation of a single groundwater management strategy for the West Wimmera Groundwater Management Area (GMA). The strategy identifies management issues and specifies the actions to be taken in accordance with state water management policy and practice.
The West Wimmera GMA incorporates the area west of the Wimmera River to the South Australian border, and north to the Big Desert. The area is essentially dependant on groundwater for urban and agricultural water supply.
The need for this strategy arose in relation to concerns about reducing levels in some parts of the region and the desire for new groundwater use in some other parts of the region.