Policy - Management of unused licensed water entitlements

This policy has been developed to provide a consistent approach in managing unused licensed water entitlements.
Last updated: 15 May 2023

The intent of this policy is to ensure that the water resources allocated are used effectively by:

  • reducing unused licensed water entitlements to a minimum
  • ensuring that licensed water entitlements are fully utilised for the benefit of the licence holder, the community and the state
  • reducing speculation in water allocations
  • ensuring that decisions on managing, and in some circumstances recouping, unused licensed water entitlements are fair and equitable.

This policy was previously Statewide policy 11.

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