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Some water supply work and/or use approval applications must be advertised, as outlined under Clause 26 of the Water Management (General) Regulation 2018. Advertised applications will be listed here for a minimum of 28 days to allow members of the community to lodge any objections.

Advertisements will include:

  • location
  • work details
  • use details (if applicable)
  • water source or floodplain management plan area
  • applicant’s name
  • how a water management work will be used (if applicable)
  • information on how to object and the objection deadline.

The department considers all objections raised in accordance with section 93 of the Water Management Act 2000; objectors may be contacted for further information or consultation to establish an outcome.

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NSW Border Rivers Upstream Keetah Bridge Alluvial Groundwater Source

Inverell Shire Council has applied to amend the existing Combined Approval 90CA827695 for the following purpose:

  • Construction of 4 additional bores with a pump capacity of 1.0L/s to extract water from NSW Border Rivers Upstream Keetah Bridge Alluvial Groundwater Source on Adjacent Lot 1, DP 220576, Adjacent Lot 41, DP 750073, Adjacent Lot 2 DP 1097451, in the Parish of Bonshaw, County of Arrawatta, for the purposes of Town Water Supply

If you object to this application, write to the NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and 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 the Water Regulation Officer Heather Dewson at heather.dewson@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

Make an objection29 March 202426 April 2024

Western Murray Porous Rock Groundwater Source

Iluka Resources Limited has applied for a Water Supply Work and Use Approval for two bores with a capacity of 20 L/s to extract water from Western Murray Porous Rock Groundwater Source, on Lot 1175 DP 762586, in the Parish of Crokee, County of Caira, for mining purposes on Lot 1175 DP 762586 (application reference number: A032273).

If you object to this application, write to the NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and 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 application reference number stated above.

If you have questions, contact Water Regulation Officer Thomas Hall Davies at thomas.j.hall@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

Make an objection25 March 202422 April 2024