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Water Act 1912 (NSW)

Category: Legislation
Binomial Name: State of New South Wales
Date: 26 November 1912
Sub Category:Legislation
Place:


State/Country:New South Wales, Australia
Subject Matter:Water
URL: http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/wa191283/
Summary Information:

The Water Act 1912 (NSW) (the Water Act) has historically set out the licensing framework for managing the taking of water and its subsequent use in New South Wales.

This licensing framework has largely been transitioned to a new licensing and approval framework under the Water Management Act 2000 (NSW).

However, the Water Act still applies to:

  • taking water from a water source outside water sharing plan areas;
  • construction and use of water supply works outside water sharing plan areas;
  • drainage works in all areas of New South Wales; and
  • aquifer interference activities in all areas of New South Wales.

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  • Legislation
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