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WATER MANAGEMENT ACT 1999

- Act 45 of 1999
- Royal Assent 27 October 1999

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - Preliminary

   1.      1. Short title
   2.      2. Commencement
   3.      3. Interpretation
   3A.     3A. Meaning of owner
   4.      4. Act binds Crown
   5.      5. Application of Act
   5A.     5A. Tidal areas

   PART 2 - Objectives of Act

   6.      6. Objectives of Act

   PART 3 - Administration

   7.      7. Abolition and vesting of rights to water
   8.      8. Functions and duties of the Minister
   9.      9. Minister may establish committees
   10.     10. Delegation by Minister
   10A.    10A. Delegation by Secretary
   11.     11. Exemption from Act
   12.     12. Minister to keep certain registers
   12A.    12A. Application requirements

   PART 4 - Water Management Plans Division 1 - Nature of water
   management plans

   13.     13. Water management plans
   14.     14. Scope of water management plans
   15.     15. Effect of plan on water allocation
   16.     16. Changes to allocations
   17.     17. Links with other water resources

           Division 2 - Preparation of water management plans

   18.     18. Notice of plan
   19.     19. 
   20.     20. Consistency with other statutory requirements and consultation
   21.     21. Effect of plan on prior rights
   22.     22. Compensation for abrogation of prior right
   23.     23. Requirement to report particulars of wells
   24.     24. Consultation on draft plan
   25.     25. Public exhibition of draft plan
   26.     26. Consideration of representations
   27.     27. Review by Commission
   27A.    27A. Report of Commission
   27B.    27B. Consideration of Commission's report

           Division 3 - Adoption and amendment of water management plans

   28.     28. Adoption of plan by Minister
   29.     29. When do water management plans take effect?
   30.     30. 
   31.     31. Interim water management plan
   32.     32. 
   33.     33. Availability of water management plans
   34.     34. Review and amendment of water management plans
   35.     35. Notice of water management plan

           Division 4 - Implementation of water management plans

   36.     36. Implementation of plans
   37.     37. Application by water entity or landowners
   38.     38. Approval of application
   39.     39. Withdrawal of representation
   40.     40. Notice of declaration
   41.     41. Notice of refusal of application
   42.     42. Notice not required in certain circumstances
   43.     43. Approval of application by Minister
   44.     44. Powers of water entities
   45.     45. Annual reports to Minister
   46.     46. Powers of Minister
   47.     47. Revocation of approval

   PART 5 - Rights in respect of Water

   48.     48. Rights to take water
   49.     49. Hydro-electric generation
   50.     50. Water management plan may require licence
   51.     51. Taking not to cause environmental harm
   52.     52. Taking not to affect owner or occupier
   53.     53. Exceptions to general rights

   PART 6 - Licensing and Allocation of Water Division 1 - Licensing

   54.     54. Licences
   55.     55. Authority of licence
   56.     56. Details of licence
   57.     57. Duration of licence
   58.     58. Restriction on use of allocation
   59.     59. Surety attaching to allocation of licence
   60.     60. Licence to be personal property
   61.     61. Notification of financial interest
   62.     62. Application for licence
   63.     63. Approval of application
   64.     64. Refusal of application for a licence
   65.     65. Notice of application for licence
   66.     66. Withdrawal of representation
   67.     67. Consideration of application
   68.     68. Notification of decision
   69.     69. Variation of licences
   70.     70. Requirements for application to vary licence
   71.     71. Notice of application to vary licence
   72.     72. Consideration of application to vary licence
   73.     73. Approval of application to vary licence
   74.     74. Refusal of application to vary licence
   75.     75. Notification of decision
   76.     76. Withdrawal of representation
   77.     77. Surrender of licences
   78.     78. 
   79.     79. Fees for licences
   80.     80. Renewal of licences
   81.     81. Granting of licences on adoption of water management plan
   82.     82. Offence for breach of licence, &c.

           Division 2 - Allocation of water

   83.     83. Method of fixing water allocation
   84.     84. Allocation of water
   85.     85. Payment for allocation
   86.     86. Requirement for additional information
   87.     87. Re-allocation of water
   88.     88. Reduction of water allocations
   89.     89. Compensation for reduction of water allocation
   90.     90. Temporary water allocations
   90A.    90A. Short-term water allocations

           Division 3 - Restrictions in case of inadequate water

   91.     91. Inadequate supply or overuse of water
   92.     92. Notice of water restrictions
   93.     93. Form of water restrictions
   94.     94. Restrictions on taking of water

           Division 4 - Transfer of licences and water allocations

   95.     95. Transfer of licences and water allocations
   96.     96. 
   97.     97. Application for transfer of licence or water allocation
   97A.    97A. Transfers to or from tributaries
   98.     98. Refusal of application for transfer
   99.     99. Notification of decision
   100.    100. Withdrawal of application
   101.    101. Power to impose conditions on transfer
   102.    102. 
   103.    103. Temporary transfers
   104.    104. Consent of parties with financial interest
   105.    105. Endorsement and record of dealings

           Division 5 - Breach of licence

   106.    106. Cancellation, &c., of licence on conviction for offence
   107.    107. Effect of cancellation of licence on water allocation

           Division 6 - Special licences

   108.    108. Application of Division
   109.    109. Special licences
   110.    110. Effect of special licences
   111.    111. Surety of special licences
   112.    112. Effect of water management plan on special licence
   113.    113. Fees for special licences
   114.    114. Advisory Committee
   115.    115. Grant of special licences
   116.    116. Conditions of special licences
   117.    117. Suspension or cancellation of special licences
   118.    118. Compensation for liability incurred by special licensee
   119.    119. Renewal of special licences
   120.    120. Transfer of special licences
   121.    121. Transfer of water allocations
   122.    122. Existing rights of water users to be considered
   123.    123. Breach of licence

   PART 6A - Authority to convey water via watercourse

   123A.   123A. Watercourse authority
   123B.   123B. Application for watercourse authority
   123C.   123C. Determination of application
   123D.   123D. Issue of watercourse authority
   123E.   123E. Nature of watercourse authority
   123F.   123F. Cancellation or suspension of watercourse authority
   123G.   123G. Exemptions

   PART 7 - Wells Division 1 - Wells

   124.    124. Application of Division
   124A.   124A. Appointment of groundwater area
   124B.   124B. Notice of appointment of groundwater area
   125.    125. 
   126.    126. Well orders
   127.    127. Power to carry out works
   128.    128. Obligations in relation to wells
   129.    129. Deleterious matter affecting groundwater

           Division 2 - Information relating to wells

   130.    130. Application of Division
   131.    131. Provision of information relating to construction of wells
   132.    132. Provision of materials relating to construction of wells
   133.    133. Failure to provide information or material as to wells
   134.    134. Examination of materials

           Division 3 - Well works

   135.    135. Causing well works to be undertaken
   135A.   135A. Application for well works permit
   135B.   135B. Determination of application
   135C.   135C. Issue of well works permit
   135D.   135D. Nature of well works permit
   135E.   135E. Permit may enure for benefit of owner
   135F.   135F. Variation of well works permit
   135G.   135G. Cancellation or suspension of well works permit
   135H.   135H. Exemptions

           Division 4 - Well driller's licences

   136.    136. Interpretation of Division
   136A.   136A. Undertaking well works
   136B.   136B. Application for well driller's licence
   136C.   136C. Determination of application
   136D.   136D. Issue of well driller's licence
   136E.   136E. Nature of well driller's licence
   136F.   136F. Renewal of licences
   136G.   136G. Continuation of expiring licence
   136H.   136H. Variation of well driller's licence
   136I.   136I. Cancellation or suspension of well driller's licence
   136J.   136J. Exemptions

   PART 8 - Dam Works Division 1 - Preliminary

   138.    138. Interpretation of Part
   139.    139. Non-application of Part
   140.    140. Exemption from operation of Part
   141.    141. Minister to take certain matters into account
   142.    142. Approval guidelines
   137.    137. 

           Division 2 - Offence to undertake dam works without authority of
           permit

   143.    143. Offence to undertake dam works without permit

           Division 3 - Division 3 permits Subdivision 1 - Applications for
           Division 3 permits

   143A.   143A. 
   144.    144. Application for Division 3 permit
   145.    145. Notice of permit application
   146.    146. Representations relating to permit application
   146A.   146A. 
   147.    147. Further notice of permit application
   148.    148. Referral by Director
   149.    149. Minister may require further information or action
   150.    150. Statement of conditional approval
   151.    151. Amendment of permit application
   152.    152. Withdrawal of permit application
           Subdivision 2 - Determination of applications for Division 3 permits
   153.    153. Time for determining permit application
   154.    154. Failure by Minister to determine application
   155.    155. Consideration of permit application
   155A.   155A. 
   155B.   155B. 
   156.    156. Determination of permit application
   157.    157. Notification of determination of permit application
   157A.   157A. 
   158.    158. Issue of Division 3 permits

           Division 4 - Division 4 permit

   159.    159. Entitlement to Division 4 permits
   160.    160. Notice of intention to undertake dam works
   161.    161. Division 4 permit taken to be issued to person if notice
           given by person
   162.    162. Minister may direct person to apply for Division 3 permit,
           &c.

           Division 5 - Permits generally

   163.    163. Authority of permit
   164.    164. Conditions of Division 3 permit
   164A.   164A. Conditions of Division 4 permit
   164B.   164B. Form of Division 3 permit
   164C.   164C. When permit takes effect
   164D.   164D. Term of permit

           Division 6 - Amending permits

   164E.   164E. Extension of term of Division 3 permit
   164F.   164F. Other amendment of permit on application of permit holder
   164G.   164G. Determination of application to amend permit
   164H.   164H. Notification of determination of application to amend permit
   164I.   164I. Amendment of permit to correct mistakes
   164J.   164J. Amendment of permit to minimise environmental harm, &c.
   164K.   164K. Amendment of permit in accordance with conditions of Appeal
           Tribunal
   164L.   164L. When amendment takes effect
   164M.   164M. Issue of amended permit

           Division 7 - Transfers of permits

   164N.   164N. Transfer of permit

           Division 8 - Registration of offsets for dam works

   164O.   164O. Interpretation of Division 8
   164P.   164P. Offsets register
   164Q.   164Q. Application to register offset
   164R.   164R. Registration of offset
   164S.   164S. Duration of offset
   164T.   164T. Notice of offset to be lodged with Recorder
   164U.   164U. Amendment of registered offset
   164V.   164V. Amendment of offsets register to correct mistakes
   164W.   164W. Minister may direct cancellation of registration of offset
   164X.   164X. Cancellation of registered offset when offset naturally ends
   164Y.   164Y. Notice of cancellation of offset to be lodged with
           Recorder
   164Z.   164Z. No fees payable under Land Titles Act 1980

           Division 9 - Completion of dam works

   164ZA.  164ZA. Completion of dam works under Division 3 permit
   164ZB.  164ZB. Completion of dam works under Division 4 permit

           Division 10 - Dam operating notices

   164ZC.  164ZC. Dam operating notice
   164ZD.  164ZD. Details of dam operating notice
   164ZE.  164ZE. Period of dam operating notice
   164ZF.  164ZF. Notification of cessation of duties under dam operating
           notice
   164ZG.  164ZG. Transfer of dam operating notice
   164ZH.  164ZH. Amendment of dam operating notice to correct mistakes

           Division 11 - Offences

   164ZI.  164ZI. Offence to contravene permit conditions
   164ZJ.  164ZJ. Offence to contravene dam operating notice or conditions
   164ZK.  164ZK. Offence to contravene registered offset
   164ZL.  164ZL. No defence of authority being given, if threatened species
           or their nest taken
   164ZM.  164ZM. Ministerial action following contravention of Part

           Division 12 - Miscellaneous

   164ZN.  164ZN. Minister to prepare annual report
   165.    165. Review to be conducted

   PART 8A - Safety of dams Division 1 - Interpretation

   165A.   165A. Application of Part
   165B.   165B. Interpretation of Part 8A

           Division 2 - Functions of Minister

   165C.   165C. Functions of Minister
   165D.   165D. Inquiries as to dam safety
   165E.   165E. Evidence at inquiry

           Division 3 - Control of dams

   165F.   165F. Referral of applications under another enactment
   165G.   165G. Duty for safe operation of dam
   165H.   165H. Obtaining and providing information
   165I.   165I. Reporting of incidents
   165J.   165J. Entry, surveillance, testing, &c.
   165K.   165K. Operation and maintenance manuals
   165L.   165L. Directions for maintenance, &c., of dams
   165M.   165M. Surveillance and testing
   165N.   165N. Notices to ensure safety of dam following provision of
           information
   165P.   165P. Notices to ensure safety of dams in case of imminent
           danger, &c.

           Division 4 - Miscellaneous and supplemental

   165Q.   165Q. Obstruction of authorised person
   165R.   165R. Determination of compensation
   165S.   165S. Contracts
   165T.   165T. Arrangements with statutory authorities
   165U.   165U. Form of information provided under this Part
   165V.   165V. No requirement for permit where dam works required by
           direction or notice
   165W.   165W. Registration of dams
   165X.   165X. Minister may assign, &c., ANCOLD consequence category

   PART 9 - Water Districts Division 1 - Establishment of water
   districts

   166.    166. Application of Division to water entities
   167.    167. Establishment of water districts
   168.    168. Application for water supply district or irrigation district
   169.    169. Application for riverworks district or drainage district
   170.    170. Application for hydro-electric district
   171.    171. Requirements for application
   172.    172. Operation of agreement
   173.    173. Joint water districts
   174.    174. Procedure on receipt of application
   175.    175. 
   176.    176. Approval of application
   177.    177. Withdrawal of application

           Division 2 - Administration of water districts

   178.    178. Amendment of approval
   179.    179. Effect of water management plan on hydro-electric district
   180.    180. Alteration of boundaries
   181.    181. Substitution of water entities
   182.    182. Annual reports to Minister
   183.    183. Power to acquire land
   184.    184. Powers of Minister
   185.    185. Requirements for permits
   186.    186. Revocation of approval for water entity to administer a
           water district
   187.    187. Effect of revocation of approval
   188.    188. Revocation of appointment of district

           Division 3 - Water supply districts and irrigation districts

   189.    189. Application of Waterworks Clauses Act 1952
   190.    190. Application of Irrigation Clauses Act 1973
   191.    191. Meaning of undertakers in incorporated Acts
   192.    192. Watercourses as water supply channels

           Division 4 - Riverworks, hydro-electric and drainage districts

   193.    193. Purpose of riverworks district
   194.    194. Purpose of hydro-electric district
   195.    195. Purposes of drainage district
   196.    196. Powers to enter land and undertake works
   197.    197. Powers to undertake works near or through highways
   198.    198. Compensation
   199.    199. Offences in connection with water districts
   200.    200. Compensation payable to water entity

           Division 5 - Rates for riverworks and drainage districts

   201.    201. Power to levy rates
   202.    202. Rates on Crown land
   203.    203. Procedure for rating

   PART 10 - Trusts Division 1 - Establishment of trusts

   204.    204. Administration of district or water management plan
   205.    205. Application to establish trust
   206.    206. Approval of application
   206A.   206A. Establishment of trust
   207.    207. Membership and proceedings of trusts
   208.    208. Minister may give directions to trust
   209.    209. Protection from liability
   210.    210. Incorporation of boards
   211.    211. Constitution of trust
   211A.   211A. Trust elections

           Division 2 - Powers and duties of trusts

   212.    212. Power to borrow
   213.    213. Poll to be taken
   214.    214. Effect of poll
   215.    215. Borrowing on overdraft
   216.    216. Appointment of employees, &c.
   217.    217. Duties of trustees
   218.    218. Application of money
   219.    219. Trust accounts
   220.    220. Temporary investment of funds
   221.    221. 
   222.    222. Inspection of accounts

           Division 3 - Dissolution of trusts

   223.    223. Dissolution of trusts
   224.    224. 
   225.    225. 
   226.    226. Effect of dissolution

   PART 11 - Meters

   227.    227. Power of Minister to install meters, &c.
   228.    228. Interference with meters
   229.    229. Power to undertake works
   230.    230. 
   231.    231. Power of Minister to charge for meters
   232.    232. 
   233.    233. 
   234.    234. 
   235.    235. Inspection and removal of meters
   236.    236. Protection of meters

   PART 12 - Authorised officers Division 1 - Appointment of authorised
   officers

   237.    237. Appointment of authorised officers
   238.    238. Production of identity card
   239.    239. Return of identity card

           Division 2 - Powers of authorised officers

   240.    240. General powers of authorised officers
   241.    241. Powers of authorised officers to enter premises
   242.    242. Notice of entry to premises
   243.    243. General powers of authorised officers to enter watercourses,
           lakes, &c.
   244.    244. Entry on land for taking measurements
   245.    245. Authorised officers, &c., may use assistants

           Division 3 - Powers to prevent unlawful taking of water

   246.    246. Circumstances in which Division applies
   247.    247. Action on contravention of direction
   248.    248. Authorised officer may affix seals
   249.    249. Recovery of costs
   250.    250. Liability for offence not limited

           Division 4 - Supplemental

   251.    251. Manner of giving notices

   PART 13 - Enforcement Division 1 - Infringement notices

   252.    252. Infringement notices
   253.    253. 
   254.    254. 
   255.    255. 
   256.    256. 

           Division 2 - Demerit points

   256A.   256A. Interpretation of Division
   257.    257. Allocation of demerit points
   258.    258. Effective period of demerit points
   259.    259. Suspension or cancellation of licence
   260.    260. Disqualification from obtaining licence
   261.    261. Notification of cancellation or suspension
   262.    262. Transfer of demerit points
   263.    263. Correction of notation of demerit points

           Division 3 - Civil enforcement proceedings

   264.    264. Application to Appeal Tribunal for order
   265.    265. Application taken to be appeal
   266.    266. Power of Appeal Tribunal to make temporary order
   267.    267. Offence to contravene order
   268.    268. Power of Secretary to carry out work
   269.    269. Time limit for commencement of proceedings

   PART 14 - Review of decisions and appeals Division 1 - Review of
   decisions

   270.    270. Interpretation of Division
   271.    271. Reviewable decisions
   272.    272. Application for review of decision
   273.    273. Review of decisions

           Division 2 - Appeals to Appeal Tribunal

   274.    274. Interpretation of Division
   275.    275. Appealable decisions
   276.    276. Appeal to Appeal Tribunal
   277.    277. Constitution of Appeal Tribunal
   278.    278. Form of appeal to Appeal Tribunal
   279.    279. Determination of appeal
   279A.   279A. Compensatory orders for gas pipeline safety detriments
   280.    280. Suspension of decision pending appeal or review

   PART 14A - Water supply emergencies

   280A.   280A. Interpretation
   280B.   280B. Declaration of water supply emergency
   280C.   280C. Duration of water supply emergency
   280D.   280D. Ministerial directions to deal with water supply emergency
   280E.   280E. Special powers
   280F.   280F. Compensation

   PART 15 - Miscellaneous and supplemental Division 1 - Offences

   281.    281. Interference with works or other property
   282.    282. Duty not to damage watercourse or lake
   283.    283. False or misleading information
   284.    284. Hindering, &c., persons engaged in administration of Act

           Division 2 - Fees and charges

   285.    285. Imposition of fees and charges
   286.    286. Variation of fees and charges
   287.    287. Recovery of unpaid fees and charges
   288.    288. Payments into Consolidated Fund
   289.    289. Special Deposits and Trust Fund

           Division 3 - Miscellaneous

   289A.   289A. Confidentiality
   290.    290. Liability of employers and principals
   291.    291. Liability of officers of body corporate
   292.    292. Liability of licence holder
   293.    293. Evidentiary provision for documents
   294.    294. Evidentiary provision for meters
   295.    295. Proceedings for offences
   295A.   295A. Recovery of costs
   296.    296. Compensation not payable for stopping, &c., flow of
           water
   297.    297. Immunity from liability
   297A.   297A. Service of notices and other documents
   298.    298. Determination of cost and expenses
   299.    299. Duties of police officers
   300.    300. Power of Minister to approve forms
   300A.   300A. Replacement of authorisations
   300B.   300B. Calculation of number of days
   301.    301. Works codes
   301A.   301A. Review of Act

           Division 4 - Regulations

   302.    302. Regulations in general
   303.    303. Information, assessment of quantity of water, &c.
   304.    304. Fees and charges
   304A.   304A. Regulations relating to safety of dams and dam works
   304B.   304B. Adoption of code relating to safety of dams and dam works
   305.    305. Miscellaneous matters
   306.    306. Adoption of code

           Division 5 - Savings and transitional provisions

   307.    307. Savings and transitional provisions
   307A.   307A. Savings and transitional provisions consequent on Water
           Legislation Amendment Act 2008
   308.    308. River Clyde Irrigation District
   309.    309. Transitional water districts

           Division 6 - Administration

   310.    310. 

   PART 16 - Miscellaneous Amendments and Repeals

   311.    311. 
   312.    312. 
   313.    313. Acts repealed
   314.    314. Savings and transitional provisions – Water Management
           Amendment (Dam Works) Act 2015
           SCHEDULE 2
           SCHEDULE 3
           SCHEDULE 4
           SCHEDULE 4a
           SCHEDULE 5
           SCHEDULE 6
           SCHEDULE 7
           SCHEDULE 8
           SCHEDULE 9

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