Licence embargoes

Embargo orders may prohibit applications for certain types of Water Act 1912 licences in specified areas.

The purpose of these embargoes is to manage demand for water in circumstances where a water source is unlikely to have more water available than is required for existing lawful water users.

Current embargo orders have effect to the extent the licensing framework for the embargoed area is still under the Water Act 1912. For information, go to Water Act 1912.

Embargoes on applications for Part 2 licences

Part 2 licences relating to lakes and rivers, and drainage works.

Location NSW Government Gazette reference
Coastal Hawksbury-Nepean No. 109 of 4 Jul 2003, page 6989
Mid North Coast No. 57 of 20 May 2005, page 1741, 1743
No. 87 of 6 Jul 2007, page 4430
No. 90 of 13 Jul 2007, page 4535
South Coast No. 109 of 4 Jul 2003, page 6991, 6997
No. 87 of 6 Jul 2007, page 4432
No. 90 of 13 Jul 2007, page 4535
No. 43 of 1 Jun 2016, page 1194
Inland Murray-Darling Basin No. 35 of 17 Mar 2006, page 1420

Embargoes on applications for Part 5 licences

Part 5 licences relate to aquifers and aquifer interference activities.

Location NSW Government Gazette reference
Coastal Bega No. 24 of 2 Feb 2007, page 632
Blue Mountains No. 24 of 2 Feb 2007, page 636
Botany No. 128 of 22 Aug 2003, page 8099
No. 76 of 8 June 2007, page 3698
Hawksbury No. 37 of 13 Feb 2009, page 1017
Gloucester No. 7 of 5 Feb 2016, page 140
Nepean No. 76 of 8 June 2007, page 3699
North Coast No. 42 of 11 Apr 2008, page 2689
Southern Highlands No. 157 of 16 Dec 2005, page 11031
Tomago Tomaree Stockton No. 122 of 26 Jul 2002, page 5594
Towamba No. 24 of 2 Feb 2007, page 647
Wollombi Brook No. 24 of 2 Feb 2007, page 653
Inland Inland Groundwater shortage zones No. 1 No. 159 of 19 Dec 2008, page 12941
Inland Groundwater shortage zones No. 2No. 159A of 22 Dec 2008, page 12947