Groundwater bores in development areas – information for developers and consultants

This document provides guidance on how to identify and manage Department owned groundwater monitoring bores in development areas.

There will be one of three possible outcomes for each bore. These are:

  1. Modify the development footprint to avoid disturbing the bore.
  2. Drill and install a replacement groundwater monitoring bore at an approved location and decommission the existing bore (once a relationship between groundwater levels of the old and new bores has been established).
  3. Decommission the bore (where the Department considers the existing bore is not required).

This document outlines the process for managing Department-owned groundwater monitoring bores for each of these outcomes, including information needed by the department to inform decision making, and requirements of drilling a replacement bore and bore decommissioning work.

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