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Notice of intention to make a water extraction licence decision (Pursuant to section 71B of the Water Act 1992)


The Controller of Water Resources hereby gives notice that a decision is to be made regarding an application for the grant of an increase to water extraction licence MPAC10228 under Section 60 of the Water Act 1992. The application is described below.

The source of extraction for the application is the Mount Partridge, Acacia Creek resource, within the Darwin Rural Water Control District. In accordance with the NT Water Allocation Planning Framework, 2749 ML/year is allocated for consumptive uses including licensed use. The total quantity of water that may be taken from this water resource under existing groundwater extraction licences is 1308 ML/year, with the annual reported extraction in the 2021-22 water accounting year being 89.98 ML.

A copy of the application and supporting information about the proposed extraction is available from the Water Licensing Portal at

Comments regarding this application should be made in writing by COB 2 September 2022 to the Controller of Water Resources, by emailing Any comments submitted will be provided to the applicant in their entirety and will be published with the notice of a water extraction decision on the Water Licensing Portal. If you would like any part of your comments not to be published, specify this in your submission including reasons why.

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