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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

Notices Date first published Closing date for objection period

Tumbarumba Water Source

Snowy Valleys Council has applied for a Combined Approval for a pump with a capacity of 1.4 L/s to extract water from Tumbarumba Creek on Lot 5 DP 234026 in the Parish of Tooma, County of Selwyn for fire-fighting and recreational purposes (ref: A028163).

If you object to this application, write to the Natural Resources Access Regulator, Licensing and Approvals—West, Locked Bag 5022, PARRAMATTA NSW 2124 or nrar.enquiries@nrar.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@nrar.nsw.gov.au or on 0437 977 266

15 December 202112 January 2022

Mid Macdonald Water Source

Walcha Council has applied for an amended Combined Approval for a pump and storage dam with a capacity of 87L/s and 320ML respectively, to extract water from Macdonald River, on Lot 11 DP 701664 in the Parish of Oorundunby, County of Vernon for town water supply purposes (ref: A027565).

If you object to this application, write to the Natural Resources Access Regulator, Licensing and Approvals—West, Locked Bag 5022, PARRAMATTA NSW 2124 or nrar.enquiries@nrar.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, email Water Regulation Officer Rachel Daly at rachel.daly@nrar.nsw.gov.au.

2 December 2021 30 December 2021