When Daunia Mine required a water licence to ‘take’ water associated with their open-cut mining activities, Michael project managed the development of a regional groundwater model for the mine. The model considered regional geology and monitoring bore data and was used to predict potential drawdown impacts to neighbouring groundwater users.
We compiled all relevant information required to prepare their licence application to take water from a sub-artesian aquifer.
Our proactive engagement with the State Government agency expedited the licensing process and the licence was granted within four months of application. This timeframe included public advertising and addressing submissions, which we coordinated on behalf of Daunia Mine.