Water Act 1912 No 44
Current version for 1 January 2015 to date (accessed 1 February 2015 at 00:07)

18H   Power to grant permit instead of licence

If the Ministerial Corporation considers that the granting of a permit will for the time being better meet the circumstances of the case than will the issue of the licence under Division 3 the Ministerial Corporation may grant a permit accordingly and may impose such limitations and conditions in connection therewith as it may deem fit provided that no permit shall be granted for a period exceeding one year.
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