Independent Review of Water Extraction Licences

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is responding to the recommendations arising from the independent review of water extraction licences which was commissioned by the government in 2016. This review asked an independent panel to consider all licences issued between August 2012 and August 2016.

The review included a close examination of all licence assessment and decision‑making processes and resulted in 21 recommendations being handed to the NT Government in the review report. The report was publicly released in November 2017.

The department will continue to report against the implementation of those recommendations until they are complete.

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For more information contact the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on 08 8999 4455 or email to

Last updated: 26 September 2019


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