A new chapter on water access rights has been added to the By Lawyers Reference Guide 1001 Conveyancing Answers (NSW).
The new content covers water access rights via licences (WAL’s) issued under the Water Management Act 2000, which are required to extract water from rivers or aquifers to use for irrigation, industrial or commercial purposes.
Note that WaterNSW is responsible for issuing water access licences.
By Lawyers do not currently offer a full commentary on the increasingly complex and valuable rights attaching to the usage, allocation and trading of water, but the new content in 1001 Conveyancing Answers assists as a starting point for NSW practitioners who are called upon to advise clients in relation to the rights attaching to water in various circumstances, whether in the context of property transactions, property development, or stand-alone water trading transactions.
Helpful interactive links are also provided in the new content to allow users to quickly access the detailed information available on the WaterNSW website.