Basic landholder rights

Basic landholder rights

Under the Water Management Act 2000, there are three types of basic landholder rights in NSW:

  • Domestic and stock rights
    Owners or occupiers of land overlaying an aquifer or with river, estuary or lake frontage can take water without a licence for domestic (household) purposes or for stock watering.
  • Harvestable rights 
    Harvestable rights allows landholders to capture and store a proportion of the rainfall runoff from their landholding in one or more harvestable rights dams without requiring a water access licence, water supply work approval, or water use approval.
  • Native title
    Anyone who holds native title with respect to water, as determined under the Commonwealth Native Title Act 1993, can take and use water for a range of personal, domestic and non-commercial purposes.

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