Water Act 1912 No 44
Current version for 1 January 2014 to date (accessed 26 November 2014 at 18:32)
Part 2Division 4Section 20G

20G   Existing authorities

(1)  Any work which immediately before the commencement of the Irrigation and Water (Amendment) Act 1946 was the subject of a private irrigation authority, but which after such commencement is not a joint water supply scheme as defined in section 5, shall be deemed to be a work duly licensed under the provisions of Division 3.

The Ministerial Corporation shall, as soon as practicable after the said commencement, issue in respect of such work and in substitution for the private irrigation authority a licence under Division 3 for the unexpired portion of the period for which the private irrigation authority had been granted and subject to similar terms, limitations and conditions to those to which the private irrigation authority was subject.

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 12 a licence issued in accordance with this subsection shall be issued without payment of a fee.

(2)  Any private irrigation authority in existence immediately before the commencement of the Irrigation and Water (Amendment) Act 1946, for a work which after such commencement is a joint water supply scheme as defined in section 5 shall be deemed to be an authority for the unexpired portion of the period for which the private irrigation authority had been granted and subject to the same terms, conditions and limitations as those to which the private irrigation authority was subject.
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