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1.

Use:

Domestic and stock

Method of take:

Take from a waterway (surface water) or from an aquifer (groundwater).

Entitlement:

  • Statutory right – section 8 of the Victorian
    Water Act for domestic and stock purposes

2.

Use:

Traditional Owner

Method of take:

Take from a waterway (surface water) or from an aquifer (groundwater).

Entitlement:

  • Statutory right – section 8A of the Act for Traditional Owner groups to use water for traditional purposes, where there is a relevant agreement

3.

Use:

Environmental

Method of take:

Take from a waterway or instream take (surface water)

Entitlement:

  • Bulk entitlement, environmental entitlement or water share held by Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Murray-Darling Basin Authority and Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (held environmental water)
  • Where applicable rules-based water including minimum flows for rosters and bans set out in management plans (planned environmental water)
  • Other water that contributes to the environment including above cap water and system water

4.

Use:

Any

Method of take:

Rain collected from roofs

Entitlement:

  • Exempted from requirement to hold entitlement. People or businesses may collect and store water that falls on their roof without seeking authorisation to collect, store and use that water

5.

Use:

Any

Method of take:

Interception by a farm dam or ‘runoff dam’ (surface water)

Entitlement:

  • Statutory right – section 8 of the Victorian Water Act for domestic and stock purposes
  • A take and use licence issued under section 51 of the Victorian Water Act

6.

Use:

Irrigation or commercial: surface water

Method of take:

Take from a waterway or channel where there is a dam controlling flow (regulated surface water system), and take from a waterway where there is no dam controlling flow (unregulated surface water system)

Entitlement:

  • Water share if take is from a system which is a declared water system
  • A take and use licence issued under section 51 of the Victorian Water Act
  • Supply by agreement

7.

Use:

Any

Method of take:

Take from an aquifer (groundwater)

Entitlement:

  • Statutory right – right to water under section 8 of the Act for domestic and stock use
  • Take and use licence issued under section 51 of the Victorian Water Act

8.

Use:

Plantation

Method of take:

Interception

Entitlement:

  • Currently outside the entitlement framework

9.

Use:

Regulating flows (including system water)

Method of take:

Harvesting inflows and managing losses

Entitlement:

  • Bulk entitlement held by water corporation

10.

Use:

Recreational

Method of take:

Instream use (surface water)

Entitlement:

  • There is no specific entitlement for recreational water in Victoria’s North and Murray water resource plan area, and no fees or service charges to recreational water users for water resources

11.

Use:

Town water supply

Method of take:

Take from a waterway or channel where there is a dam controlling flow (regulated surface water system), and take from a waterway where there is no dam controlling flow (unregulated surface water system), or from a bore (groundwater)

Entitlement:

  • Bulk entitlement held by water corporation (no right or entitlement required by individual households)
  • Water corporations may hold water shares in declared water systems, or take and use licences under section 51 of the Victorian Water Act in undeclared water system
  • Water corporations may also hold a take and use licence under section 51 of the Victorian Water Act to access groundwater to supply towns