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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.

NRAR 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

Lower Talbragar River Water Source

The Australian Rail Track Corporation has applied for a Water Supply Work Approval for a pump with a capacity of 30 L/s to extract water from Mumbedah Creek, on Lot 4349 DP 1217114 in the Parish of Dunedoo, County of Lincoln for water diversion purposes (ref: A029690).

If you object to this application, write to the Department of Planning and Environment - Water, Licensing and Approvals West, 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 Thomas Hall at Thomas.j.hall@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

Submit an online objection26 September 202224 October 2022

Upper Macquarie Alluvial Groundwater Source

Dubbo Regional Council has applied for a Combined Approval for a bore with a capacity of 9 L/s to extract water from the Upper Macquarie Alluvial Groundwater Source, on a road reserve adjacent to Lot 152 DP 753233, in the Parish of Dubbo, County of Gordon, for town water supply purposes (ref: A030256).

If you object to this application, write to the Department of Planning and Environment - Water, Licensing and Approvals West, 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 Thomas Hall at Thomas.j.hall@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

Submit an online objection28 September 202226 October 2022

Great Lakes Coastal Sands Groundwater Source

MidCoast Council has applied for a Water Supply Work Approval for 6 bores each with a capacity of 15L/s, on Lot 265 DP 822688 in the Parish of Gloucester, County of Wang Wauk for town water supply purposes (ref: A030156).

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 Heather Dewson at heather.dewson@dpie.nsw.gov.au

Submit an online objection28 September 202226 October 2022