Esperance groundwater area water management plan
Plan release information
The Esperance groundwater area management plan was released in May 2007.
The Esperance groundwater area water management plan: evaluation statement 2007–2011 reported on the first three years of implementation.
Water allocation planning in Esperance
Planning is important to ensure that the needs of the community and the environment are protected and water supplies are secure. The plan includes allocation limits, which explains how much water is available in the Esperance plan area. It describes how the Department of Water allocates and manages water resources and how we monitor, measure and evaluate the objectives of the plan.
The Esperance groundwater area is 725 kilometres south-east of Perth on the Southern Ocean coastline and covers about 360 km2. The area forms a narrow coastal strip five to 10 kilometres wide between Coramup Road in the east and Lake Gore in the west.
The plan covers the Esperance groundwater area, which is located on the eastern portion of Bremer Basin.
Aquifers are in two distinct groundwater groups based on the hydrogeology – the Superficial and Fractured Rock aquifers.
The plan area is divided into four subareas – Warden, Town, Twilight, and Butty.
Esperance groundwater plan area and subareas