About EP W.A.G

About the Group

How it Started.

The Eyre Peninsula – Water Action Group started as a result of a number of people in the region being concerned about how water was being managed on Eyre Peninsula. Some people have been concerned for many years, believing that, despite the public assurances from the EP NRM Board that all was well, our basins were not being managed in an ecologically sustainable way. Then in 2008 the Polda Basin was found to be virtually empty, and has since been unable to provide any water for public consumption since.

In 2010, the EP NRM Board called for volunteers to be consulted on the preparation of a new Water Allocation Plan (WAP). Two groups were established, but just as they were really coming to grips with the issues, and asking very relevant questions, they were dismissed. This situation has not changed despite the call by the Parliamentary Inquiry in 2012 to reinstate them.

Believing that the community were being sidelined when it came to being meaningfully involved in water management, a number of individuals came together to act as a focus for informing the community about water management, and to take whatever action they thought would contribute to ensuring that our precious underground basins were protected for future generations.


Office Bearers

Once the Constitution had been agreed upon, the following Office Bearers were elected:

Secretary:          John Hunwick     Email:  jhunwick@bigpond.net.au
Committee:       all members can be on the Committee



Meetings and Minutes

Meetings are held every 3-4 weeks and details can be obtained from contacting any Office Bearer or member

Minutes of Meetings that have been accepted and approved by members will be placed on the website.