Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Historical version for 4 April 2011 to 30 June 2011 (accessed 25 November 2014 at 09:33) Current version

55   Native title rights

(1)  A native title holder is entitled, without the need for an access licence, water supply work approval or water use approval, to take and use water in the exercise of native title rights.
(2)  This section does not authorise a native title holder:
(a)  to construct a dam or water bore without a water supply work approval, or
(b)  to construct or use a water supply work otherwise than on land that he or she owns.
(3)  The maximum amount of water that can be taken or used by a native title holder in any one year for domestic and traditional purposes is the amount prescribed by the regulations.
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