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WATER SHARING PLAN FOR THE GREATER METROPOLITAN REGION GROUNDWATER SOURCES 2011

- Made under the Water Management Act 2000
- As at 1 January 2015
- Reg 111 of 2011

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1 - INTRODUCTION
   Note

   1.      Name of this Plan
   2.      Nature and status of this Plan
   3.      Commencement of this Plan
   4.      Application of this Plan
   5.      Management zones
   6.      Understanding the rules in this Plan
   7.      Interpretation

   PART 2 - VISION, OBJECTIVES, STRATEGIES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
   Note

   8.      Vision statement
   9.      Objectives
   10.     Strategies
   11.     Performance indicators

   PART 3 - BULK ACCESS REGIME

   12.     Bulk access regime
   13.     Climatic variability

   PART 4 - PLANNED ENVIRONMENTAL WATER PROVISIONS
   Note

   14.     General
   15.     Commitment and identification of planned environmental water
   16.     Establishment and maintenance of planned environmental water
   17.     (Repealed)

   PART 5 - REQUIREMENTS FOR WATER

           Division 1 - General

   18.     Application

           Division 2 - Requirements for water for basic landholder rights

   19.     Domestic and stock rights
   20.     Native title rights

           Division 3 - Requirements for water for extraction under access licences

   21.     Share components of domestic and stock access licences
   22.     Share components of local water utility access licences
   23.     Share components of major utility access licences
   24.     Share components of aquifer access licences

   PART 6 - LIMITS TO THE AVAILABILITY OF WATER

           Division 1 - Long-term average annual extraction limit
           Note

   25.     General
   26.     Volume of the long-term average annual extraction limits
   27.     Calculation of current levels of annual extraction
   28.     Assessment of average annual extraction against the long-term average annual extraction limit
   29.     Compliance with the long-term average annual extraction limits

           Division 2 - Available water determinations

   30.     General
   31.     Available water determinations made at the commencement of each water year

   PART 7 - RULES FOR GRANTING ACCESS LICENCES
   Note

   32.     Specific purpose access licences
   32A.    Granting of access licences as a result of controlled allocation

   PART 8 - RULES FOR MANAGING ACCESS LICENCES

           Division 1 - Water allocation account management rules

   33.     General
   34.     Individual access licence account management rules for these groundwater sources, excluding the Botany Sands Groundwater Source, the Hawkesbury Alluvium Groundwater Source and the Maroota Tertiary Sands Groundwater Source
   34A.    Individual access licence account management rules for the Botany Sands Groundwater Source, the Hawkesbury Alluvium Groundwater Source and the Maroota Tertiary Sands Groundwater Source

           Division 2 - Daily access rules

   35.     General
   36.     Access rules for the taking of water

   PART 9 - RULES FOR WATER SUPPLY WORK APPROVALS
   Note

   37.     General
   38.     Rules for amending water supply work approvals for replacement groundwater works
   39.     Rules to minimise interference between water supply works
   40.     Rules for water supply works located near contamination sources
   41.     Rules for water supply works located near sensitive environmental areas
   42.     Rules for water supply works located near groundwater dependent culturally significant sites
   43.     (Repealed)
   44.     Rules for the use of water supply works located within restricted distances

   PART 10 - ACCESS LICENCE DEALING RULES

   45.     General
   46.     Conversion of access licence to new category
   47.     Assignment of rights dealings (within groundwater sources)
   48.     Amendment of share component dealings (change of groundwater source)
   49.     Amendment of extraction component dealings
   50.     Assignment of water allocations dealings
   51.     Interstate access licence transfer and assignment of water allocation
   52.     Nomination of water supply works dealings

   PART 11 - MANDATORY CONDITIONS

           Division 1 - General

   52A.    General

           Division 2 - Access licences
           Note

   53.     General

           Division 3 - Water supply work approvals
           Note

   54.     General

   PART 12 - AMENDMENT OF THIS PLAN

   55.     General
   56.     Part 1
   57.     Part 4
   58.     Part 6
   59.     Part 7
   60.     Part 8
   61.     Part 9
   62.     Part 11
   63.     Schedules
   64.     Other
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2
           SCHEDULE 3
           SCHEDULE 4
           APPENDIX 1
           APPENDIX 2
           APPENDIX 3
           APPENDIX 4
           APPENDIX 5


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