Major projects are state significant developments and state significant infrastructure (SSD and SSI) under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
Groundwater guideline documents for proponents
To ensure groundwater resources are protected and remain a secure and sustainable water source for communities, submissions for SSD and SSI projects related to groundwater need to meet specific requirements and provide sufficient evidence demonstrating the proposed activity is compliant with the Water Management Act 2000 and other NSW groundwater policy.
The Groundwater Toolkit includes guidelines and documents to guide the preparation of submissions. The overarching guideline and three technical documents address groundwater impacts and risks, water licencing requirements and how to provide relevant data, demonstrating the proposed activity is compliant.
The toolkit complements existing industry requirements and was created in consultation with industry experts to ensure it addresses all requirements needed for a mining, quarrying, dredging or infrastructure project submission.
- Groundwater assessment toolbox for major projects in NSW (PDF, 1874.45 KB)
- Guidelines for Groundwater Documentation for SSD/SSI Projects (PDF, 7878.68 KB)
- Minimum Groundwater Modelling Requirements for SSD/SSI Projects (PDF, 1076.54 KB)
- Cumulative Groundwater Impact Assessment Approaches (PDF, 2849.75 KB)
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