Aquifer Interference Approval - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to undertake works which may impact on an aquifer. An aquifer is a geological structure or formation, or an artificial landfill, that is permeated with water, or is capable of being permeated with water.

Approval authorises you to carry out one or more of the following activities at a specified location or in a specified area:

  • The penetration of an aquifer;
  • Interference with water in an aquifer;
  • Obstruction of the flow of water in an aquifer; or
  • Taking of water from an aquifer in the course of carrying out mining, or extraction of sand or road base material.

Aquifer interference approval may be needed for mining operations, road construction and any other large scale activity that involves excavation. You may also require a water licence for your aquifer interference activity.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please see the attached Policy for details on eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for an Aquifer Interference Approval - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
NSW Office of Water

Act(s) name

Water Management Act 2000 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Water Management (General) Regulation 2011 (New South Wales)

Contact details

General Enquiries, Water Licensing
Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
NSW Office of Water


Operating address:
Level 10,
Macquarie Tower
Parramatta
New South Wales 2124
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 5123
Parramatta
New South Wales 2124

Phone:

02 8281 7777

Phone:

1800 353 104

Fax:

02 8281 7799
water.enquiries@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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