Public notice of water licence applications

Public notices may be required for new water licence applications and for certain water licence dealings in order to seek public input into the assessment. Current public notices are shown below.

Generally, public notices are not required for new water licences granted for:

  • prescribed activities
  • a petroleum holder
  • taking undergound water for stock and domestic purposes.

How to make a submission on a public notice

Your submission on a water licence application must:

  • be made in writing and signed by each person making the submission
  • have the name and address of each person making the submission
  • state the grounds of the submission and the supporting facts and circumstances
  • include the application reference number
  • be received by the chief executive of the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy on or before the closing date stated in the notice (minimum 30 business days).

The names and addresses of those who've made submissions will be included on the information notice sent to the applicant and all submitters when they are advised of the outcome of the application.

The notice includes the decision and its reasons, as well as information about rights to seek an internal review and the appeal process.

Submissions are subject to the Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act 2009, and may be made available to anyone who makes an information access request under these Acts.

Current public notices

Application reference and notice Applicant name Closing day for submissions Local government area Water plan
601889: State of Queensland (PDF, 163.1KB) State of Queensland 26 June 2019 Cairns Regional Council Barron water plan
601843: SM Crisp & GJ Hennessy (PDF, 38.8KB) SM Crisp & GJ Hennessy 26 June 2019 Gympie Regional Mary Basin 2006
60235 Robert Raitelli (PDF, 180.8KB) Robert Raitelli 10 July 2019 Burdekin (Burdekin Basin) 2007
601969: PM Sinn and LJ Sinn (PDF, 39.0KB) PM Sinn and LJ Sinn 24 July 2019 Sunshine Coast Regional Mary Basin 2006
602587: Ian Eric Clark and Yvonne Maree Clark (PDF, 97.5KB) Ian Eric Clark and Yvonne Maree Clark 22 July 2019 Scenic Rim Regional Council Logan Basin 2007
602331: Tammy Suzanne Johncock (PDF, 153.2KB) Tammy Suzanne Johncock 7 August 2019 Mackay Not Applicable

Please note: these notices are in PDF format, and may not be fully accessible by assistive readers. If you require the documents in an alternative format, please email


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