is responsible for:
Water licences and approvals
to extract groundwater or surface water that are required by or for:
- rural landholders
- rural industries
- developments that are not state-significant development or significant state infrastructure.
of water access licences, licence entitlements and water allocations for everyone.
Security interests and claims
managing the registration of security interests and the security interest claim process.
More information is on the Security Interests section of the Licences pages on the WaterNSW website.
to assist customers to identify water-related interests held under the Water Management Act 2000 for specific parcels of land.
These searches are usually undertaken by solicitors acting on behalf of a purchaser to:
- identify any approvals granted under the Water Management Act 2000 that may be associated with the property to be included in the sale and transferred on settlement.
- assist the prospective purchaser to evaluate the property as a commercial enterprise
- identify any charges or restrictions associated with the approvals if these entitlements are to be transferred to the new landholder.
More information is available in the legal searches section of the WaterNSW website.
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