Authority for a Joint Water Supply Scheme - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this authority if you intend to take water from a river or lake for the purposes of a joint water supply scheme. The purpose of a joint water supply scheme is for supplying water to adjoining landowners in a particular area, usually for the purpose of irrigating grasses or pastures.

Embargo orders apply in some areas. Where an embargo order applies, an application cannot be lodged unless it fits within one of the exemptions specified in the order or in the Act.

This authority only applies to water sources (rivers, lakes and groundwater acquirers) in NSW where water sharing plans have not commenced.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must:

  • Submit the application form; and
  • Pay the required deposit.

Your application must also be accompanied by:

  • Details as to the means by which water is to be taken and of any channel, flume, pipe, conduit or other work in which water is to be conveyed;
  • A plan detailing your activities;
  • Details of the purpose for which the water is to be used;
  • If the work is for the purpose of irrigation, particulars of the area proposed to be irrigated;
  • Details of the maximum rate at which water may be taken;
  • Details of the estimated quantity of water proposed to be taken;
  • Details of the quantities of water proposed to be delivered annually to the land, the rates and times of these deliveries and of any other matters affecting the apportionment of the water;
  • Details of any agreements entered into; and
  • Details of any money paid or proposed to be paid to any person in respect of the supply of water and the occupancy or transfer of any lane because of or in connection with the scheme.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$30.00

Deposit.

Licence

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

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

Act(s) name

Water Act 1912 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Water (Part 2 - General) Regulation 1997 (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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