Rights to water under the Water Act 1989
Rights to water are defined in the Water Act 1989 as:
- Section 7 provides that the Crown has the right to the use, flow and control of all water in a waterway and all groundwater;
- Section 8 provides for an individual's rights to water;
- Section 9 sets out rights of water corporations to water.
The Water Act 1989 governs entitlements to water issued by the Minister for Water, including: