Archived water extraction licences

This page has completed water extraction licence applications for the Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs regions.

Go to the Northern Territory Government website to see current water extraction licence applications.

2012

Applicant

Property, Proposed Extraction Volume & Source

Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision
(pdf)

Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision
(pdf) 

Full Decision
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Lindsay & Bettina MacFarlaneThe application relates to the proposed extraction of 5,800ML/yr from bore RN34505 and seven proposed bores. The proposed extraction is for the beneficial use of agriculture on NT Portion 6403, Stylo Station. The source of the extraction will be the Tindall Limestone Aquifer, Mataranka.

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Power and Water CorporationThis application relates to three (3) groundwater extraction licences within the Daly Roper Water Control District.

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Territory ManorThe application is for the increase of a groundwater extraction licence on NT Portion 1371, Mataranka. The licence decision will be made in respect to the issue of an entitlement of 25ML/yr for the beneficial use of industry; an increase of 6ML/yr from the current licence. The source of the water will be bore RN007972 which extracts from the Tindall Limestone Aquifer, Mataranka.

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Northern CementThis application relates to a reissue of an annual groundwater extraction licence on NT Portion 3337, Mataranka. The extraction will be from water bores RN24615 and RN35467 in respect to the issue of 25ML/yr for the beneficial use of industry; an increase of 18ML/yr from the previous licence.

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Tipperary GroupThe first application relates to the proposed extraction of 823ML/year from Green Ant Creek on Tipperary Station approximately 25m upstream of Green Ant Crossing. The second application relates to the proposed extraction of 823ML/year from Daly River on Tipperary Station approximately 100m upstream of Beeboom Crossing. The beneficial use of the proposed extractions is for Industry and Agriculture on NT Portion 2682, Tipperary Station.

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IK and LR RonanThe application relates to Section 1560, Hundred of Guy (785 Anzac Pde); and is for a total of 375ML/yr. This water will be extracted from groundwater bore RN004223 on this block. The proposed beneficial use is agriculture with the actual use being for the irrigation of 46 Ha of existing cucurbits and a proposed banana crop. Extraction will be from the Bathurst Island Formation Koolpinyah Dolomite (Middle Point).

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Department of ResourcesThe source of extraction is on NT Portion 427 and will be from the Soil Aquifer Treatment Basin Aquifer via bores RN17943, RN18248 and RN18598. Water is intended to be used at the (Arid Zone Research Institute) AZRI Head Quarters, Lot 9399, 519 Stuart Hwy, Connellan and AZRI Farm land, NT Portion 427, 155 Colonel Rose Drive, Connellan. The proposed beneficial use is for 'agriculture' and is for a maximum of 600 ML/yr.

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Parks and WildlifeThe application relates to the proposed extraction of 28ML/year from registered bore RN35728. The beneficial use of the proposed extraction is for industry on NT Portion 819, Tomato Island. The source of extraction will be a local aquifer underlying NT Portion 819.

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Roper Gulf ShireThe Roper Gulf Shire Council has applied to extract 65ML/yr from a point on the Roper River approximately 190m upstream of the existing boat ramp at Ngukurr. The proposed extraction is for the beneficial use of Industry for use on Lots 381, 265, 340, 344, 293 and 294 within the township of Ngukurr.

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Acacia Hills Farm 

This application relates to Lots 1, 8, 4, 9, 31 and Section 149 Acacia Hills and is for a total of 1086ML/yr. This water will be extracted from groundwater bores RN29719, 36087 and 36089 located on these blocks. The proposed beneficial use is agriculture with the actual use being the irrigation of 126Ha of mangoes at 120, 160 and 165 Golding Rd, 593 and 691 Mocatto Rd and Sec 147, Acacia Hills.

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2011

Applicant

Property, Proposed Extraction Volume & Source

Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision
(pdf)

Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision
(pdf) 

Full Decision
(pdf)

Tipperary GroupThe application relates to the proposed extraction of 6750ML/year from bores RN006462, RN006461, RN006464, RN006466 and RN006467. The beneficial use of the proposed extraction is for Agriculture on NT Portion 2682, Tipperary Station. The source of extraction will be the Jinduckin Formation.

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Mungoorbada Aboriginal CorporationThe application is for the grant of a surface water extraction licence in Robinson River Community. The extraction point is not located within a Water Planning Area or a Water Control District. The application relates to the extraction of 14ML/year from the Robinson River from a point within Mungoorbada Community Robinson River. The beneficial use of the proposed extraction is for Industry for the irrigation of lawns on NT Portion 3975, Robinson River.

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Yugul Mangi Development Aboriginal CorporationYugul Mangi Development Aboriginal Corporation has applied to extract 3.6ML/year (until December 2013) from a point on the Roper River 200m upstream of the Ngukurr boat ramp. The proposed extraction is for the beneficial use of Industry for use on NT Portion 1646.

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Daly RoperThis application relates to the granting of six new surface water extraction licences in the vicinity of Katherine within the Daly Roper Water Control District. Extraction will be from the Katherine River.

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Nitmuluk ToursThe application by Nitmiluk Tours is for a total of 33ML/yr. The proposed beneficial use is for Industry on NT Portions 3701 and 3629, Gorge Road, Katherine. Extraction will be from the Katherine River.

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Parks and WildlifeThe application by the Parks and Wildlife Service is for a total of 90ML/yr. The proposed beneficial uses are for 39ML Public Water Supply and 51ML Industry on NT Portions 3701, 3629 and 2641 Gorge Road, Katherine. Extraction will be from the Katherine River.

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Hot Springs Pastoral Co P/LThe application by Hot Springs Pastoral Co P/L is for a total of 1772ML/annum. The proposed beneficial uses are 1224ML for Argiculture and 548ML for Industry on cropland and feedlots on NT Portion 2382, (2465) Oolloo Road, Douglas Daly. The groundwater is proposed to be extracted from bores RN24878, RN31116 and RN20625, all located on NTP 2382.

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Power and Water CorporationThe application relates to Portion 1646 West Arnhem and is for a total of 32 ML/yr. The proposed beneficial use is for Public Water Supply within the town of Gunbalanya. The source of extraction will be from Fish Creek located approximately 6km south each from the town of Gunbalanya.

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The Redfurn Trust, Yarra River AdminThe application relates to Section 2621 and Lot 5 LTO37/014 Hundred of Cavenagh, and is for a combined total of 1035ML/yr. This water will be extracted from groundwater bores on these blocks. The proposed beneficial use in both cases is agriculture with the actual use being for the irrigation of a total of 133Ha of existing mango orchards. Extraction will be from the Berry Springs Dolostone Aquifer.

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Acacia Hills Farm Pty LtdThe application relates to Lots 1, 8, 4, 9, 31 and Section 149 Acacia Hills and is for a total of 1086ML/yr. This water will be extracted from groundwater bores RN29719, 36087 and 36089 located on these blocks. The proposed beneficial use is agriculture with the actual use being the irrigation of 126Ha of mangoes at 120, 160 and 165 Golding Rd, 593 and 691 Mocatto Rd and Sec 147, Acacia Hills.

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Yarrunga, KatherineThe application relates to the extraction of 21ML/yr from a point on the Katherine River approximately 2.8km upstream of Donkey Camp on NT Portion 2505. The beneficial use of the proposed extraction is agriculture, and is for use in a commercial nursery and garden at 915 Gorge Road, Katherine.

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Power and Water Corporation - Withdrawn

The application relates to Lot 227 town of Wagait Beach and is for a total of 36 ML. The proposed beneficial use is for Public Water Supply. This will be used for back up supply only. The source of extraction will be via Imaluk Springs.

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Power and Water CorporationThe application relates to NT Portion 1644 town of Pirlangimpi, and is for a total of 395ML/yr. The proposed beneficial use is for Public Water Supply. The source of extraction will be the Blue Water Creek.

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Wanngardi Caravan Park

The application relates to NT Portion 1840, Ilparpa Road, White Gums. The extraction will be from the Wanngardi Basin Aquifer via bores RN12087 and RN13670. The proposed beneficial use is for 'industry' and is for a total of 10ML/yr.

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Charles Darwin University, Katherine

The application relates to NT Portion 2255, Mataranka, and is for a total of 4.917ML. The area of land on which the proposed bore will be located is 700m NW of the Mataranka Station Homestead. This will be used for back up supply only. The source of extraction will be the Tindal Limestone Aquifer (Mataranka).

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2010

Applicant

Property, Proposed Extraction Volume & Source

Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision
(pdf)

Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision
(pdf) 

Full Decision
(pdf)

Power and Water CorporationPower and Water Corporation have lodged nine (9) applications for new groundwater licences relating to various NT Portions totalling 1,996 ML/yr. The source of water for each groundwater licence will be underlying Local Aquifers.

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Power and Water CorporationThe application is in the name of Power and Water Corporation and relates to Portion 1692 East Arnhem for a total of 321 ML/yr. The proposed beneficial use is for public water supply within the town of Yirrkala. The source of extraction will be via bores (RN30257 and RN34234) on Portion 1692 East Arnhem approximately 0.5km south of the town of Yirrkala drilled into a local aquifer. 

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Power and Water Corporation

The application relates to NT Portion 1632, Anindilyakwa and is for a total of 543 ML/yr. The proposed beneficial use is for public water supply within the town of Angurugu. The source of extraction will be via a bore (RN022227) on Portion 1632 Anindilyakwa drilled into the local aquifer.

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Roper Gulf ShireThis application relates to NT Portion 1636, Beswick Community within the Daly Roper Water Control District and is for the total of 32ML/yr. The proposed beneficial use is for Industry - irrigation of public amenities. The source of extraction will be from Portion 1636 on Waterhouse River, 10m downstream of Central Arnhem Highway bridge in the Beswick community.

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Katherine

This table shows completed water extraction licence applications in the Katherine region.

Applicant

Property, proposed extraction volume and source

Notice of intention to make a water extraction licence decision
(pdf)

Notice of water extraction licence decision
(pdf) 

Full decision
(pdf)

Tropical Forestry Solutions

This application is for the increase in extraction from 4,114ML to 7,042ML between May 2014 and April 2015, from 8,248ML to 10,468ML between May 2015 and April 2016 and from 10,981ML to 12,155ML between May 2016 and April 2017.
Water Bore #: RN036089, RN036094, RN036093, RN036085, RN036090, RN037761, RN037763, RN037766, RN037767, RN037765, RN036080, RN036084, RN036082, RN036092 and RN034297.
NT Portion #: 1349, Taylor's Park 
Beneficial Use: Agriculture  
Source: Southern zone of the Oolloo Aquifer
Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (59.0 kb)(2014)Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (141.7 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (372.0 kb) (2014)
Tropical Forestry SolutionsThis application is for the increase in extraction from 471ML to 3,159ML between May 2014 and April 2015, from 1,882ML to 6,435ML between May 2015 and April 2016, from 4,862ML to 8,939ML between May 2016 and April 2017 and from 7,496ML to 9,378ML between May 2017 and April 2018.
Water Bore #: RN007834, RN006825, RN009280, RN037777 and additional bores to be completed in the future.
NT Portion #: 7245, 7246, 7247, 7248, 7249 and 7250 (previously Midway Station).
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Northern zone of the Oolloo Aquifer 
Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (57.3 kb) (2014)Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (141.7 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (372.0 kb) (2014)

TFS Properties Pty Ltd former Midway

TFS Properties Pty Ltd - Taylors Park (59.0 kb)

Oxley Grazing (194.5 kb)

McWhirter & McGrath (194.5 kb)

AMA Teak Pty Ltd (156.5 kb)

P & A Howie (198.0 kb)

Blackbull Station, 2x applications (907.3 kb)

A Scotney (212.0 kb)

Hands on Agriculture (898.4 kb)

Farrell Nominees (NT) Pty Ltd (901.9 kb)

This notice of a water extraction licence decision is given in accordance with section 71D of the Water Act and is in regard to the seven applications for new licences and four applications to increase licences to take groundwater under section 60 of the Act.Notice of Intention to Make Water Extraction Licence DecisionsNotice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (105.9 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (733.7 kb) (2014) 

P Deans, B Hill, K Window

Yarrunga Pty Ltd

Dennross NT Pty Ltd

This notice of a water extraction licence decision is given in accordance with section 71D of the Water Act and is in regard to the five applications for new licences to take surface water under section 45 of the Act.

Notice of Intension to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (223.8 kb) (2011)

Notice of Intension to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (199.0 kb) (2011)

Notice of Intension to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (2.0 mb) (2010)

Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (79.9 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (633.9 kb) (2014)

Nitmiluk Tours Pty Ltd

K Barnes

Dennross Pty Ltd

G Rowlands

This notice of a water extraction licence decision is given in accordance with section 71D of the Water Act and is in regard to the four applications for increased licences to take surface water under section 45 of the Act.

Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (200.8 kb) (2011)

Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (223.8 kb) (2011)

Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (79.9 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (703.5 kb) (2014)
BJ & SP GillThis application relates to the proposed maximum annual extraction of 2,056ML/yr
Water Bore #: RN033577
NT Portion #: 6071
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Central zone of the Oolloo aquifer
Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (213.8 kb) (2014)Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (130.1 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (619.2 kb) (2014)
Philip J HowieThe application relates to the previously advertised Notice of Intention that has since been amended.
The application relates to the proposed annual extraction of 4,207ML/yr
Water Bore #: RN021673
NT Portion #: 7094
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Northern and central zones of the Oolloo aquifer

Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (900.6 kb) (2013)

Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (198.0 kb) (2014)

Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (105.9 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (733.7 kb) (2014) 
DM Elliott & PH RysavyThe application relates to the proposed maximum annual extraction of 3,003ML/yr.
Water Bore #: RN036523, RN033789 & RN036524
NT Portion #: 6072
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Central zone of the Oolloo aquifer
Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (215.3 kb) (2014)Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (130.1 kb)(2014)Statement of Decision (619.2 kb) (2014)

Application 1: Blackbull Station (Theyona)

Application 2: Blackbull Station (Blackbull)

This advertisement relates to two applications.

Application 1 relates to the proposed annual extraction of 2,782ML/yr.
Water Bore #: RN007747 and three proposed bores
NT Portion #: 2534
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Central zone of the Oolloo aquifer

Application 2 relates to the proposed annual extraction of 9,095ML/yr.
Water Bore #: RN038541 and a number of proposed bores
NT Portion #: 4651
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Central zone of the Oolloo aquifer

Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (907.3 kb) (2014)Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (105.9 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (733.7 kb) (2014) 
Farrell Nominees (NT) Pty LtdThe application relates to the proposed maximum annual extraction of 1,240ML/yr.
Water Bore #: RN033218, RN033219 & RN038139
NT Portion #: 6268
Beneficial Use: Agriculture (1,217ML/yr), Industry (11ML/yr) and Stock & Domestic (12ML/yr).
Source: Northern zone of the Oolloo aquifer
Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (901.9 kb) (2013)Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (105.9 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (733.7 kb) (2014)
AMA Teak Pty LtdThe application relates to the proposed maximum annual extraction of 2,730ML/yr.
Water Bore #: RN033188 plus a number of proposed bores
NT Portion #: 6070
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Central zone of the Oolloo aquifer
Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (156.5 kb) (2013)Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (105.9 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (733.7 kb) (2014) 
Hands on AgricultureThe application relates to the proposed annual extraction of 4,600ML/yr.
Water Bore #: RN0034093 and RN029601 and nine proposed bores.
NT Portion #: 7095
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Northern zone of the Oolloo aquifer
Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (898.4 kb) (2013)Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (105.9 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (733.7 kb) (2014) 
Anthony ScotneyThe application relates to the proposed annual extraction of 1,738ML/yr (an increase of 1,158ML/yr from the current licence).
Water Bore #: RN034121
NT Portion #: 6270
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Northern zone of the Oolloo aquifer
Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (212.0 kb) (2013)Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (105.9 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (733.7 kb) (2014) 

Application 1:
Oxley Grazing

Application 2: McWhirter / McGrath

This advertisement relates to two applications.

Application 1 relates to the proposed annual extraction of 1,501ML/yr (an increase of 1,440ML/yr from the current licence).
Water Bore #: RN032696
NT Portion #: 4980
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Southern zone of the Oolloo aquifer

Application 2 relates to the proposed annual extraction of 443ML/yr.
Water Bore #: RN030451 and one other proposed bore. 
NT Portion #: 4979
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Southern zone of the Oolloo aquifer

Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (194.5 kb) (2013)Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (105.9 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (733.7 kb) (2014) 
Tropical Forestry Solutions

This advertisement relates to two applications.

The first application relates to the proposed annual extraction of 12,155ML/yr (an increase of 3,735ML/yr from the current licence).
Water Bore #: A number of registered bores.
NT Portion #: 1349
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Southern zone of the Oolloo aquifer

The second application relates to the proposed annual extraction of 9,378ML/yr Water Bore #: RN007834, RN006825, RN009280, RN037774, RN037777 plus a number of proposed bores.
NT Portion #: 4064
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Southern zone of the Oolloo aquifer

Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (187.8 kb) (2013)Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (105.9 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (733.7 kb) (2014) 

Application 1: Bitter Sweet Investment

Application 2: Crystalbrook Farming Company

This advertisement relates to the increase of two water extraction licence applications.

Application 1 relates to the proposed annual extraction of 46ML/yr
Water Bore #: RN037944
NT Portion #: 7030
Beneficial Use: Industry
Source: Tindall Limestone aquifer, Mataranka

Application 2 relates to the proposed annual extraction of 4,692ML/yr.
Water Bore #: RN034526 and RN038130 
NT Portion #: 6280
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Tindall Limestone aquifer, Mataranka 

Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (187.9 kb) (2013)Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (310.0 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (629.2 kb) (2014)
Japala ServicesThe application relates to the proposed annual extraction of 60ML/yr.
Water Bore #: RN033832 
NT Portion #: 6233
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Tindall Limestone aquifer, Mataranka.
Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (74.7 kb) (2013)Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (310.0 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (629.2 kb) (2014)

Application 1: Jera Investments Pty Ltd

Application 2: Bittersweet Investments

This advertisement relates to the increase of two water extraction licence applications.

Application 1 relates to the proposed annual extraction of 2,166ML/yr
Water Bore #: RN034901, RN034902, RN034528 and RN036685.
NT Portion #: 6402
Beneficial Use: Agriculture
Source: Tindall Limestone aquifer, Mataranka

Application 2 relates to the proposed annual extraction of 26ML/yr
Water Bore #: RN037994
NT Portion #: 7030
Beneficial Use: Industry
Source: Source: Tindall Limestone aquifer, Mataranka

Notice of Intention to Make a Water Extraction Licence Decision (94.6 kb) (2013)Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (310.0 kb) (2014)Statement of Decision (629.2 kb) (2014)
Tipperary GroupThe application relates to the proposed extraction of 6750ML/year from bores RN006462, RN006461, RN006464, RN006466 and RN006467.
Beneficial use: Agriculture on NT Portion 2682, Tipperary Station.
Source: Jinduckin Formation.
420kb (420.9 kb)Notice of Water Extraction Licence Decision (149.0 kb) (2013)Statement of Decision (255.8 kb) (2013)
Yugul Mangi Development Aboriginal CorporationYugul Mangi Development Aboriginal Corporation has applied to extract 3.6ML/year (until December 2013) from a point on the Roper River 200m upstream of the Ngukurr boat ramp.
Beneficial use: Industry for use on NT Portion 1646.
83kb (82.9 kb)Notice of Water Extraction Licence (113.3 kb) (2012)Statement of Decision (184.5 kb) (2012)
Hot Springs Pastoral Co P/LThe application by Hot Springs Pastoral Co P/L is for a total of 1772ML/annum.
Beneficial use: 1224ML for Argiculture and 548ML for Industry on cropland and feedlots on NT Portion 2382, (2465) Oolloo Road, Douglas Daly.
Source: bores RN24878, RN31116 and RN20625, all located on NTP 2382.
220kb (220.5 kb) Notice of Water Extraction Licence (136.2 kb)(2012)Statement of Decision (171.5 kb) (2012)

Last updated: 20 April 2016