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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 a new water extraction licence under Section 60 of the Water Act 1992. The application, associated with the Larrimah Agricultural Precinct, with the beneficial use of agriculture, is described below.

The proposed source of extraction is the Tindall Limestone Aquifer, within the Larrimah management zone (zone) of the draft Mataranka Water Allocation Plan 2024-2034 (draft plan). In accordance with the draft plan, 35,238 ML/year is allocated for consumptive uses including licensed use, within the zone. The total quantity of water that may be taken from existing groundwater extraction licences in the zone is 8468 ML/year. Annual reported extraction during 2023-2024 water year was 269 ML.

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

Comments regarding this application should be made in writing by COB 19 July 2024 to the Controller of Water Resources, by emailing Any comments submitted will be provided to the applicant in their entirety and 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 If you would like any part of your comments not to be published, specify this in your submission.

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