Unregulated Streams Local Management Rules

What are unregulated catchments?

Unregulated catchments are those in which flows are natural flow of the stream and not regulated / maintained by the use of corporation or Government owned and operated storages.  Unregulated catchments may contain rivers, creeks and numerous small waterways, and provide water to landholders for irrigation, commercial or domestic and stock needs.

Why are Local Management Rules being implemented?

The developments of Local Management Rules (LMRs) were an action as part of the Northern Region Sustainable Water Strategy.  The LMRs are a basic statement of the rules, and/or special considerations that applies to the taking of water under a licence for commercial/irrigation purposes.  They are the formalisation of the existing operating arrangements for unregulated streams in Northern Victoria. 

Local Management Rules

The LMRs document rules for applying restrictions and rosters, passing flow requirements, trading zones and management objectives.  These have been completed across each of the majors Basins in Northern Victoria.  Overall there are 93 separate LMR documents which are identified into there corresponding basin.  These major Basins and there corresponding LMRs can be accessed below.

Catchments / River Basins map