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Cowell Clarke helps manage and protect your access to the most valuable resource of all.
As the economic and social importance of water grows year on year, so does the regulation of rights and access. The majority of riparian rights are now regulated by state-based regulation, such as the Water Industry Act 2012 (SA) and the Water Management Act 2000 (NSW). Agricultural and commercial operators can face heavy penalties for regulatory non-compliance around the use and trading of water.
Cowell Clarke advises entities from public institutions to private enterprise on a variety of water law issues such as the trading and licensing of water rights and entitlements, legislative compliance, access to land, and use of third-party infrastructure. We also provide transactional advice on the financing, development and construction of major water-related infrastructure and assets.