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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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New England Fold Belt MDB Groundwater Source

The NSW Department of Education (Molong Central School) has applied for a Combined Approval for a bore with a capacity of 0.25 L/s to extract water from the New England Fold Belt MDB Groundwater Source, on Lot 1 Section 65 DP 758693, in the Parish of Molong, County of Ashburnham, for irrigation purposes on Lot 1 Section 65 DP 758693 (application reference: A033379).

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 objection 10 May 2024 7 June 2024

Tuggerah Lakes Water Source

Generator Property Management Pty Ltd has applied for a Water Supply Work Approval for three 100 mm submersible pumps with a capacity of 19 L/s to extract water from the Tuggerah Lakes Water Source on Lot 10 DP 1293105, in the Parish of Wallarah, County of Northumberland for groundwater remediation purposes (Application ref: A032384).

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 approval reference number stated above.

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

Make an objection 2 May 2024 30 May 2024

Hunter Regulated River Water Source

Warkworth Mining Limited has applied for an amendment to Combined Approval 20CA201345 for the following purpose (Application ref: A033103):

  • Include land parcels Lot 2A and 3A DP 37572, in the Parish of Warkworth, County of Northumberland for Irrigation

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 approval reference number stated above.

If you have questions, contact the A/Water Regulation Officer Hasan Momotaz at hasan.momotaz@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

Make an objection 23 April 2024 21 May 2024

Hunter Regulated River Water Source

Warkworth Mining Limited has applied for an amendment to Combined Approval 20CA201303 for the following purpose (Application ref: A033102):

  • Include land parcels Lot 6A and 7A DP 37572, in the Parish of Warkworth, County of Northumberland for Irrigation

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 approval reference number stated above.

If you have questions, contact the A/Water Regulation Officer Hasan Momotaz at hasan.momotaz@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

Make an objection 23 April 2024 21 May 2024