Forest Water Licencing Forum – Mount Gambier

Presented by: UniSA Forest Research, Institute of Foresters of Australia and AFPA SA

Date: 2 September 2019
Time: 08:30 – 12:00 (CST)
Location: UniSA Mount Gambier campus
Theme: Options for operating efficiently and sustainably within forest water licencing rules


1 Welcome and Introductions
Jim O’Hehir
 2 Water Licences as a Property Right and Asset
Terry Buckley – Limestone Coast irrigator
  • Business description
  • Licencing options and trading
  • Management flexibility
 3 Forest Water Licencing Law, Regulations and Water Allocation Plan
David Williamson (Water Licensing Team Leader - South East)
Dean Zeven DEW (Senior Project Officer Water Licencing Branch)
  • NRM Act (SA) regulations and national obligations
  • LLC Water Allocation Plan 2013
  • LLCWAP - maps and licence allocations – reductions
  • Water Licencing – allocations/nature/penalties/concessions
  • Trading rules 
 10:15  Morning Tea
4 Water Licence Economics, Finance and Valuation
Jeff Connor (Professor in Water Economics School of Commerce UniSA) 
Will Mackay (Lecturer in Accounting School of Commerce, UniSA)
Sayed Iftekhar (Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Science, UWA) 

  • Licence valuation
  • Licence Economics and Finance 
5 Panel discussion
Braden Jenkin (facilitator - Sylva Systems Pty Ltd)
  • Q & A