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Certain types of water use approval applications and water management work approval applications need to be advertised in the public domain, according to the Water Management Act 2000 and the Water Management (General) Regulation 2018. This is to allow members of the community to object to the application before a determination is made.

As of December 2021, notices will no longer be advertised in media outlets. Instead they will appear on this page of our website for a period of 28 days.

The public notices describe the type of approval being applied for, the location, the water source or floodplain management plan area involved, the applicant’s name, and, if it is for a water management work, how it would be used. The notice also includes information about how to object and the deadline.

The department considers the issues raised in all valid objections submitted by the community and tries to resolve them. We also let all objectors know the outcome.

For details on which applications need to be advertised and those which don’t, see the relevant legislation.

Current notices


Water sourcesObjection Date first published Closing date for objection period

Summerhill Creek Water source

Orange City Council has applied for a Water Supply Work Approval for the East Orange Harvesting Wetland which includes the following works;

  • 43.7ML storage on Lot 1 DP1177599, Lots 101 and 102 DP857925
  • 1.5ML storage on Lot 6 DP844802
  • 0.2ML storage on road reserve adjacent to Lot 2 DP844802
  • V-notch weir on Blackmans Swamp Creek on Lot 1 DP1177599
  • Diversion channel from Blackmans Swamp Creek, with weir on Lot 1 DP1177599
  • 50mm recirculating pump with a capacity of 5L/s in road reserve adjacent to Lot 102 DP857925
  • Channels on Lot 101 DP857925, Lots 1 and 6 DP844802 and adjacent road reserve

All within the Parish of ORANGE, County of WELLINGTON for town water supply and recreation purposes (ref: A030539).

If you object to this application, write to the Department of Planning and Environment - Water, Licensing and Approvals, Locked Bag 5022, PARRAMATTA NSW 2124 or waterlicensing.servicedesk@dpie.nsw.gov.au within 28 days of this notice being published. You must include your name, address, the reason for your objection and the approval reference number stated above.

If you have questions contact Water Regulation Officer Rachel Daly at rachel.daly@dpie.nsw.gov.au

Submit an online objection 28 November 2022 31 January 2023

Lower Gwydir Groundwater Source

Moree Plains Shire Council has applied for a Water Supply Work Approval for a 300mm bore on Lot 7300 DP 1136975 in the Parish of MOREE, County of COURALLIE for town water supply purposes (ref: A030517).

If you object to this application, write to the Department of Planning and Environment - Water, Licensing and Approvals, Locked Bag 5022, PARRAMATTA NSW 2124 or waterlicensing.servicedesk@dpie.nsw.gov.au within 28 days of this notice being published. You must include your name, address, the reason for your objection and the approval reference number stated above.

If you have questions, call Water Regulation Officer Rachel Daly at rachel.daly@dpie.nsw.gov.au

Submit an online objection9 January 20235 February 2023

Lower Murrumbidgee Deep Groundwater Source

Leeton Shire Council has applied to amend Combined Water Supply Work and Use Approval 40CA417439 to correct the groundwater source for an existing 135mm bore (currently registered in the Lower Murrumbidgee Shallow Groundwater Source) with a capacity of 2.5L/s, located on Lot 4 DP 1184875 in the Parish of Dallas, County of Cooper, to be used to supply water commercial purposes (ref: A030402).

If you object to this application, write to the Department of Planning and Environment—Water, Licensing and Approvals, Locked Bag 5022, PARRAMATTA NSW 2124 or waterlicensing.servicedesk@dpie.nsw.gov.au within 28 days of this notice being published. You must include your name, address, the reason for your objection and the approval reference number stated above.

If you have questions, contact Water Regulation Officer Rachel Daly at Rachel.daly@dpie.nsw.gov.au

Submit an online objection9 January 20235 February 2023

Malpas Dam Water Source

Armidale Regional Council has applied to amend Combined Water Supply Work and Use Approval 30CA308672 to add two new submersible pumps, each with a capacity of 30L/s, to extract water from Malpas Dam on the Gara River, on Lot 1 DP 231464 in the Parish of Falconer, County of Sandon for contingency town water supply purposes (ref: A030106).

If you object to this application, write to the Department of Planning and Environment—Water, Licensing and Approvals, Locked Bag 5022, PARRAMATTA NSW 2124 or waterlicensing.servicedesk@dpie.nsw.gov.au within 28 days of this notice being published. You must include your name, address, the reason for your objection and the approval reference number stated above.

If you have questions, contact Water Regulation Officer Rachel Daly at Rachel.daly@dpie.nsw.gov.au

Submit an online objection9 January 20235 February 2023

New South Wales Murray Regulated River Water Source

Murray River Council has applied to amend a Water Supply Work Approval 50WA503785 to include one additional 150mm pump, with an extraction capacity of 70L/s, on Lot 7304 DP 1148876 in the Parish of TATAILA, County of CADELL to extract water from the Murray River (downstream of Picnic Point) for Town Water Supply purposes (ref: A030454).

If you object to this application, write to the Department of Planning and Environment - Water, Licensing and Approvals, waterlicensing.servicedesk@dpie.nsw.gov.au within 28 days of this notice being published. You must include your name, address, the reason for your objection and the approval reference number stated above.

If you have questions, call Water Regulation Officer Rachel Daly at rachel.daly@dpie.nsw.gov.au

Submit an online objection9 January 20235 February 2023

Southern Recharge Groundwater Source

Gilgandra Shire Council has applied for a Water Supply Work Approval for 1 bore with a capacity of 25L/s, on road adjacent to Lot 63 DP 754192 in the Parish of CARDWELL County of Leichardt for; industrial, firefighting and recreation, purposes (ref: A030439).

If you object to this application, write to the Department of Planning and Environment - Water, Licensing and Approvals, Locked Bag 5022, PARRAMATTA NSW 2124 or waterlicensing.servicedesk@dpie.nsw.gov.au within 28 days of this notice being published. You must include your name, address, the reason for your objection and the approval reference number stated above.

If you have questions, call Water Regulation Officer Jeanette Nestor at jeanette.nestor@dpie.nsw.gov.au

Submit an online objection9 January 20235 February 2023

Southern Recharge Groundwater Source

Gilgandra Shire Council has applied for a Water Supply Work Approval for 1 bore with a capacity of 12.2L/s, on road adjacent to Lot 86 DP 752589 in the Parish of MILDA, County of EWENMAR for; industrial, firefighting and recreation, purposes (ref: A029939).

If you object to this application, write to the Department of Planning and Environment - Water, Licensing and Approvals, Locked Bag 5022, PARRAMATTA NSW 2124 or waterlicensing.servicedesk@dpie.nsw.gov.au within 28 days of this notice being published. You must include your name, address, the reason for your objection and the approval reference number stated above.

If you have questions, call Water Regulation Officer Jeanette Nestor at jeanette.nestor@dpie.nsw.gov.au

Submit an online objection9 January 20235 February 2023