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Southern Rural Water wishes to advise of an application from Alcoa Australia, seeking approval to temporarily amend an existing Groundwater Licence. If approved, this amendment will enable the applicant to undertake a 12-month pumping trial of 1,500ML of groundwater, from their existing licence, which will be discharged into the mine void and also add an additional land parcel not currently included on the licence.

The applicant intends to use the information gathered in the trial to support a potential future licence amendment application to use the groundwater to assist in filling the mine void. Any future application would be subject to a separate approvals process.

The current licence is located on property described as Crown Allotment 64D, Camp Road, Anglesea. The applicant is seeking approval to also include an adjoining Crown Allotment 63B1.

All groundwater that will be extracted will be sourced from the Jan Juc Groundwater Management Area.

Southern Rural Water is committed to an appropriate consultation process to ensure the proper consideration of relevant matters as prescribed by the Water Act 1989.

We seek comment from any interested person or party that considers that they are, or may be, affected by this application. Submissions on this proposal will be accepted until 4pm on 9 July 2020 and will be taken into account in determining this application.

Please direct enquiries and submissions to:

 Lynda Hardy

Senior Assessment Officer, quoting reference :LH1575619

 PO Box 153

Maffra 3860

Telephone 1300 139 510

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