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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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Yass Catchment Groundwater Source

Yass Valley Council has applied for a water supply work and water use approval for a bore with a capacity of 5 L/s to extract water from the Yass Catchment Groundwater Source, on Lot 701 DP 96172, in the Parish of Goorooyarroo, County of Murray, for recreation and irrigation purposes on Lot 701 DP 96172 (ref: A032812).

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 objection1 February 202429 February 2024

Bellinger River Area Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2020

Bellingen Shire Council has applied to amend water supply work approval to include a 300mm Bore on Lot 1 DP 335782 in the Parish of South Bellingen, County of Raleigh with a capacity of 40l/s to extract water from the Bellinger River Area Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources for the purpose of Town Water Supply (ref: 30CA308022).

If you object to this application, write to the 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 approval reference number stated above.

If you have questions, contact Water Regulation Officer, Heather Dewson at heather.dewson@dpie.nsw.gov.au

Make an objection2 February 20241 March 2024