Bores impaired by gas development
IAA: Immediately Affected Area. MGA: Make Good Agreement. ADR: Alternative Dispute Resolution. RTH: Responsible Tenure Holder.
Not all bores are automatically eligible for make good.
Make good measures are usually determined on the basis of impaired capacity and individual circumstances.
A bore that has not been actively used for many years, or is damaged and/or unworkable is unlikely to be considered impaired.
A bore should be in working condition to be considered for make good (be fitted with a working pump and producing water).
In the case where a bore is delivering water but not operating at its paper entitlement, a make good agreement can be measured against its
A bore assessment will determine the actual capacity of a bore and a make good agreement will generally be negotiated on that basis.
A make good agreement should be negotiated for all bores that have undergone a bore assessment.
Make good measures will only be considered in areas of petroleum or gas activity and where the resource company's activities cause or are likely
to cause impairment of a bore.
Monitoring may be the preferred make good measure where a bore is not predicted to become impaired for a number of years.
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