Application to bring land under the Act – Dry Riverbeds and Streambeds Guideline 2018 – LINZG20782

If a non-navigable river or stream dries up (for example, because it has changed course suddenly and perceptibly), an application to bring land under the Act may be made.

Document Status: Current
Document Number: 20782
Regulatory Area: Land titles
Document Type: Guideline
Published date: 19 October 2018

This guideline explains how a landowner may apply to bring former river or stream bed under the provisions of the Land Transfer Act 2017. It outlines the factual and legal requirements necessary to fulfil the mandatory requirements for such applications in the Boundary Changes − Accretion and Dry Beds (Rivers and Streams) Standard 2018 – LINZS20013.

Note: This guideline was updated on 28 May 2020 and supercedes all earlier versions. It contains amendments to section 1.4:

  • The reference to “r25” now reads “r27”.
  • The reference to “60 working days” now reads “40 working days”.

This guideline references the Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010 (CSR 2010). The Cadastral Survey Rules 2021 (CSR 2021) came into effect on 30 August 2021. During the six-month transition period (30 August 2021 to 25 February 2022) Cadastral Survey Datasets (CSDs) may be certified and lodged in terms of the CSR 2010 or the CSR 2021.