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Unwanted water: liability for flows in Victoria
Record ID:
22759
Format:
LIJ Article
Year:
2002
Author:
Sadler, Robert ;
Source:
LIJ (2002) 76 No 7
Date_of_entry:
15/08/2002
Legislation:
Water Industry Act (1994) (Vic)
Notes:
The laws of nuisance, negligence and tresspass play only a small part in framing contempory remedies for damage cuased by water flows in Victoria. The focus has changed from relatively vague notions underpinning common law principles to issues of statutory interpretation. This article provides a guide to the legislation and recent cases. Some other headings in this article include:- The meaning of water ; The meaning of flow onto land ; Reasonableness of the flow ; Liability of water authorities and licensees
Section:
Feature
Cases:
State Rivers and Water Supply Commission v Crea [1980] VR 513 ; Turner v Bayside City Council [2000] VCAT 399 ; Murray Goulburn Co-operative Ltd v Leongatha Water Board (1997) 11 VAR 205 ; Barlow v South East Water Ltd [2001] VCAT 659 ;
Month:
August


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