Water Licensing Information To Go Online

Water Licensing Information To Go Online

Northern Territory Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Lauren Moss

Open And Transparent Water Use With New Online Water Portal

Victor P Taffa

Gunner Territory Government is delivering on its promise to be open and transparent with the launch of a ‘one-stop-shop’ to water planning and licensing information.

Online water portal will provide Territorians with unprecedented access to water licence information.

Portal will include access to all relevant legislative and administrative information with regards to:

  • Licensing and Water Allocation Planning,
  • Individual licence details including factors considered in granting a licence,
  • Assessment investigations,
  • Planning information,
  • Maps of licences in relation to water control districts and allocation plan boundaries,
  • Extraction source (ground or surface),
  • Current licence details,
  • Documentation in relation to each current and advertised water extraction licence,
  • Spatial and dashboard analytical representation of information,
  • Links to scientific reports and publications,
  • Water advisory committee information.

Territory Government is committed to engaging with the community on water allocations and effective water management with this portal being a prime example.

Gunner Government is returning certainty, transparency and fairness to water use policy.

Portal grants the public access to water licencing decisions for all current water allocation licences and the website goes beyond the current process of advertising the notice of decision in Northern Territory newspapers.

Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, Lauren Moss said she was proud to be part of an open and transparent Government.

“We saw how the CLP destroyed trust in Government and we’re determined not to make the same mistakes.” Ms. Moss said.

“We are returning transparency and fairness to water use by reinstating community-based Water Advisory Committees, ensuring Indigenous communities have access to water allocations for economic development opportunities on country, ensuring all large water users apply for a water licence, including currently exempt mining and petroleum operations, and constructing this new water portal.” Ms. Moss said.

“I encourage all Territorians interested in the environment, and water use in particular, to view the website and familiarise themselves with this invaluable source.”

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