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Public Notice of Sale of Unallocated Water

Water Regulation 2016 section 17

1. Purpose
Notice is hereby given under section 17 of the Water Regulation 2016 that the Chief Executive for the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (the department) intends to sell unallocated water under the Water Plan (Gulf) 2007.

2. Volume and location of water available
A total of up to 92,500 megalitres of unallocated water held in general reserve is being made available by fixed price sale from the Gilbert River and Cloncurry River (within the Flinders catchment) as set out in the proposed Terms of Sale.

3. Purpose of water available and entitlement
Application eligibility requirements, restrictions and conditions under which water is being made available are set out in the proposed Terms of Sale. Water being made available through this application process will be granted as water licences.

4. Inspection of the Terms of Sale
The proposed ‘Release of Unallocated Water in the Gulf – Cloncurry and Gilbert Rivers’ Terms of Sale document and map of the area is available on the department’s website at

5. Making an application
Applications will only be accepted online by the department from 28 August 2017 and must be conforming and include a response to the evaluation criteria.

6. Public information sessions
The department will be holding public information sessions to provide information about this fixed price sale process. For catering purposes please register your interest by contacting the department by phone or email outlined below.

Cloncurry Cloncurry Community Precinct (Ernst Henry Function Rooms) Friday 4 August 2017 10 am - 1pm
Georgetown Georgetown Tuesday 8 August 10 am - 1pm

7. Addenda
The department may amend the information in this public notice. If an amendment is required, an amended notice will be published on the department's website at

8. Enquiries
Further enquiries should be directed to:

Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Ayr Office
By phone: (07) 4763 0750
By email:

Dated this 26 July 2017

Mandy Downes
Executive Director
Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Gilbert and Cloncurry UAW map


Last updated: 25 August 2017

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