Environmental performance reporting

Sustainability Report 2005-2006

Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2007

Parks Australia Environmental Performance


EN17: Water sources affected by use

Goals 2005-06
Performance 2005-06 and trends

Our activities do not use water in such a way as to have any significant impacts on local water sources and ecosystems/habitats.


At Kakadu the water comes from aquifers and rainwater tanks. At Uluru there are five individual production bores that reach individual pockets of water rather than the aquifer itself.

At Norfolk Island all water used is rainwater harvested from the roof of the park office and stored in tanks.

On Christmas Island and at the Cocos (Keeling) Islands the water supply comes from aquifers under the islands.

There is no freshwater available in Pulu Keeling National Park, with visitors bringing their own water with them from the main atoll.

Goals 2006-07