Adelaide
32.1 Other statutory surface water rights

Supporting information

This line item describes water rights where a water licence is not required to divert and use surface water. 

Rights to divert and use surface water where a water licence is not required are described in sections 124(4), 124(6), 128, 132 and 164N of South Australia's Natural Resource Management Act 2004 (the Act). Rights described in section 124 of the Act apply to the entire Adelaide region, whereas rights described in sections 128, 132 and 164N only apply to prescribed surface water resources. For further information on these water rights refer to the Water entitlements and other statutory water rights section of the 'Contextual information'.

These water rights do not represent an entitlement and do not receive a formal allocation. Therefore, the value of the right cannot be quantified, although the volume of surface water diverted under these rights can be quantified. The volume of surface water diverted under other statutory rights during the 2012–13 year was 2,006 ML. For more information on this volume see line item 17.6 Diversions - other statutory rights.