Water Act 1912 No 44
Current version for 1 January 2015 to date (accessed 2 February 2015 at 05:10)

18F   Permits

Notwithstanding anything contained in Division 3, an occupier or owner of land whereon any work to which this Part extends is constructed or used or is proposed to be constructed or used for the purpose of:
(a)  water conservation, irrigation of an area not exceeding 4 hectares, water supply or drainage, or
(b)  (Repealed)
(c)  changing the course of a river
may apply to the Ministerial Corporation in the form prescribed for a permit to construct and use the said work and to take and use, for the purposes specified in the application, the water, if any, conserved or obtained thereby, and to dispose of such water for the use of occupiers of land for any purpose other than irrigation.
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