Policy - Giving an undertaking to grant a water licence or permit

This policy defines the circumstances under which we will grant licences to take water, permits to interfere with a watercourse, licences to construct a bore, and approve transactions with respect to water entitlements.
Last updated: 7 December 2022

This policy outlines the approach the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation will utilise when giving an undertaking to:

  • grant a licence to take and use water
  • grant a licence to construct a new bore or alter an existing bore
  • issue a permit to interfere with a watercourse
  • approve a water entitlement transaction (trade, transfer, agreement/lease).

This policy is formerly Operational policy 5.05.

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