Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Our Long Term Plan for Kangaroo Island was finalised in 2009. It outlined a framework that would ensure Kangaroo Island had a secure water supply to meet increases in water demand over the coming 25 years.

The plan considers the current and projected water supply and demand, as well as possible upgrade options for the future. This is to ensure demand can be met for both residential and commercial purposes.

From October 2017, we will begin talking with the Kangaroo Island community, to help update the current plan. The initial phase of this review will run until early-mid 2018, with the aim of publishing a new plan following this.

Broader Kangaroo Island Engagement

You are invited to attend one of the following informal drop-in sessions to learn more about SA Water’s review of the Long Term Water Supply Plan for Kangaroo Island.
These sessions are an opportunity for you to talk directly with our staff and understand the preferred options we’ve identified with the community Reference Group. It will also be an opportunity for you to provide feedback on our draft update. You can pop in at any time during the times below.
The Reference Group is comprised of representatives from 18 community, business and industry associations. We’ve worked together through the first phase of the review to examine the current issues and opportunities, to understand what matters to the communities they represent and to evaluate options together.
The only session with a formal presentation will be at the Kingscote Town Hall on Wednesday 9 May where we will provide a visual presentation at 12.30pm followed by an  opportunity to ask questions about the Long Term Planning process. All other sessions are informal and you can drop-in at any time during the start and finish time indicated.
Tuesday 8 May Stokes Bay (Rockpool Café) 2pm-4pm
Wednesday 9 May Kingscote Town Hall 11am-3pm (formal presentation starts at 12:30pm)
Thursday 10 May Penneshaw Post Office 12.30pm-3.30pm
Monday 14 MayIBIS, Grenfell Street, Adelaide6:00pm – 6.30pm (prior to the KI Council Annual Business Plan and Budget meeting)
Wednesday 16 May Vivonne Bay General Store 9am-10.30am
Wednesday 16 May Parndana Post Office 12.30pm-3pm
Thursday 17 May American River Post Office 12.30pm-3.30pm
Friday 18 May Kingscote Foodland 12.30pm-4.30pm

The plan considers the current and projected water supply and demand, as well as possible upgrade options for the future. This is to ensure demand can be met for both residential and commercial purposes for the next 25 years and beyond.

Further information on the development of SA Water’s long-term water supply plan is covered in our frequently asked questions document.

The review process

The review process will include updating the demand and supply projections, revisiting the potential upgrade options, consider any innovative ideas that have been identified and work with key stakeholders to provide a roadmap for how we will continue to service the Kangaroo Island communities.

We will ensure early engagement opportunities are provided which we hope will build on existing partnerships and develop new relationships. In doing so, the updated version of the Plan will incorporate current stakeholder issues and concerns and ensure we have the best solution for Kangaroo Island over the next 25 years.

The 2009 long term plan for Kangaroo Island can be seen here, along with the project timeline.

Stakeholder engagement

We have instigated an engagement process to ensure that stakeholders, including industry and community, have the opportunity to input to SA Water’s decision making process as it relates to the security of water supply for Kangaroo Island.

The insights gathered through engagement activities will help shape a new long-term water supply plan for the island that will balance fundamental water supply needs with stakeholder and community priorities like economic growth, environmental protection and lifestyle.

The engagement process comprises two phases:

  • Phase 1 – the development of a Reference Group consisting of a wide range of Kangaroo Island representatives. This group will meet regularly on Kangaroo Island and actively inform SA Water throughout the review process to develop a draft update of the Long Term Water Supply Plan for Kangaroo Island.
  • Phase 2 – including a series of open house sessions to open two-way communication with other stakeholders and the broader Kangaroo Island community and to identify any additional issues and opportunities relating to the security of the water supply for Kangaroo Island.

The Reference Group will work with SA Water to examine the various issues and opportunities proposed by SA Water and to be a mechanism to inform key stakeholders of the progress of the review as well as enabling SA Water to gain an understanding of the issues of importance to the community.

A PDF of our Kangaroo Island water security infographic can be downloaded here

To take part in our upcoming engagement activities as part of the review, you can register your interest by emailing KIPlan@sawater.com.au.

Reference Group