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Public Notice of sale of unallocated water

1. Purpose

Notice is hereby given under section 5B of the Water Regulation 2002 that the Chief Executive for the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (the department) intends to sell unallocated water under the Water Resource (Gulf) Plan 2007.

2. Volume and location of water available

A total of up to 264,550 megalitres of general reserve unallocated water is being made available by tender from particular catchment areas as set out in the Terms of Sale. This water will be made available from within the Flinders, Gregory, Leichhardt, Norman and Nicholson river catchments.

Unallocated general reserve water in the Gilbert River catchment will not be available through this particular tender.

3. Purpose of water and entitlement

Tender eligibility requirements and restrictions on the purpose for which water is being made available are set out in the Terms of Sale. Water being made available through this tender process will be granted to successful tenderers as water licences.

4. Inspection of the Terms of Sale

Copies of the 'Release of Unallocated Water in the Gulf–Terms of Sale' can be inspected or downloaded at

5. Close of tenders

Those wanting to take part in the tender must respond to the evaluation criteria, complete and send the Tender Application Form to the department via email or by registered post. All forms are included in the Terms of Sale which may be downloaded from the Unallocated Water page at

Tenders must:

  1. be received no later than 5pm Friday 29 January 2016
  2. include the Tender Application Form and response to evaluation criteria
  3. be emailed to
  4. be sent by registered post in a labelled and sealed envelope to the below address:

Private and Confidential
Tender for Water in the Gulf
Chief Executive
Attention: Coordinator, Water Planning
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
PO Box 156

6. Public information sessions

The department will host public information sessions to provide information about this tender process. Information about these sessions can be found on the Gulf water resource planning page at

7. Addenda

The department may amend the information in this public notice prior to the close of tenders. If an amendment is required, an amended notice will be published on

8. Enquiries

Further enquiries should be directed to:

Water Planning Manager
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Phone: 1800 697 805

Dated this 6 day of November 2015

Darren Moor
Executive Director, Central Region, Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources and Mines


Last updated: 6 December 2016

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