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Trade of water allocations by local water utilities

Find out more about the department’s role in assessing applications for trade by local water utilities.

Browns Creek, Taree, New South Wales, Australia landscape.

When a local water utility applies to WaterNSW to trade water allocations from its water access licence, WaterNSW refers the utility’s application to the department for specialist advice.

For more information about the application process, view the fact sheet Trading water allocations by local water utilities (PDF, 365.42 KB).

To provide additional information with an application to assign (trade) water allocation by local water utilities download this form (PDF, 175.2 KB).

Local water utilities to provide additional information form

The purpose of this form is to help local water utilities provide the information the department needs to assess your application to trade water allocations. When we assess your application, we must consider the specific rule in clause 17(5) and 19(5) of the Access Licence Dealing Principles Order 2004.

These questions relate to the access licence from which you are proposing to trade water allocations.

Fact sheet

Additional information about this rule and our assessment.

Download the fact sheet (.PDF 365KB)