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WATER PLAN (BORDER RIVERS AND MOONIE) 2019

- Made under the Water Act 2000
- As at 20 September 2023
- Reg 12 of 2019

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title
   2.      Purposes of plan
   3.      Definitions
   4.      Meaning of surface water
   5.      References to latitudes and longitudes

   PART 2 - PLAN AREA, WATER TO WHICH PLAN APPLIES AND OTHER MATTERS

   6.      Water to which plan applies—Act, s 43
   7.      Underground water declared to be overland flow water—Act, s 1006A
   8.      Plan area
   9.      Water supply schemes and water supply scheme zones
   10.     Water management areas—Act, sch 4
   11.     Water management area zones
   12.     Underground water management area
   13.     Underground water sub-areas
   14.     Underground water units and underground water sub-units
   15.     Underground water zones
   16.     Trading zones—Act, s 43
   17.     Nodes
   18.     Information about areas

   PART 3 - WATER PLAN OUTCOMES

   19.     Purpose of part
   20.     General water plan outcome
   21.     Water plan outcomes—economic
   22.     Water plan outcomes—social
   23.     Water plan outcomes—cultural
   24.     Water plan outcomes—environmental

   PART 4 - MEASURES FOR ACHIEVING WATER PLAN OUTCOMES

   25.     General measures that contribute to achieving water plan outcomes
   26.     Measures that contribute to achieving particular economic water plan outcomes
   27.     Measure that contributes to achieving particular cultural water plan outcomes

   PART 5 - OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

           Division 1 - Environmental flow objectives and performance indicators

   28.     Environmental flow objectives and performance indicators for surface water—Act, s 43
   29.     Environmental flow objectives and performance indicators for underground water—Act, s 43

           Division 2 - Water allocation security objectives and performance indicators

   30.     Water allocation security objectives and performance indicators for surface water—Act, s 43
   31.     Water allocation security objective and performance indicator for underground water—Act, s 43

           Division 3 - Calculation of performance indicators

   32.     Calculation of performance indicators for surface water

   PART 6 - GARDEN SIZE AND VOLUME OF WATER FOR WATERING

   33.     Garden size and volume of water for watering—Act, s 6

   PART 7 - PARTICULAR DECISIONS ABOUT ALLOCATION OR MANAGEMENT OF WATER

   34.     Definition for part
   35.     Decisions must not increase amount of water taken
   36.     Particular decisions must be consistent with particular objectives
   37.     Assessing consistency with particular objectives

   PART 8 - LIMITATIONS ON TAKING OR INTERFERING WITH WATER

   38.     Limitations on taking water for particular activities—Act, s 101
   39.     Limitations on taking overland flow water—Act, s 101
   40.     Limitations on taking or interfering with underground water in underground water management area—Act, s 101
   41.     Taking or interfering with underground water from land in service area for stock purposes or domestic purposes
   42.     Volume of limited capacity for contaminated agricultural run-off

   PART 9 - UNALLOCATED WATER

   43.     Unallocated water reserved under this plan—Act, s 43

   PART 10 - WATER LICENCES

           Division 1 - Applications that must not be accepted

   44.     Chief executive must not accept particular applications— Act, s 43
   45.     Particular applications made by local governments
   46.     Applications for water licences to take overland flow water using particular existing overland flow works

           Division 2 - Applications inconsistent with this plan

   47.     Particular applications for dealing with water licences inconsistent with this plan

           Division 3 - Granting particular water licences

              Subdivision 1 - Licences for existing activities or to replace existing authority

   48.     Water licences granted to authorise particular existing activities—Act, s 116
   49.     Water licence granted to replace existing authority—Act, s 116

              Subdivision 2 - Ancillary water licences

   50.     Definitions for subdivision
   51.     Grant of ancillary water licences to particular persons—Act, s 116
   52.     Content and conditions of ancillary water licence
   53.     Working out maximum rate
   54.     Volumetric limit
   55.     Authority of ancillary water licence

           Division 4 - Water licences to take overland flow water

              Subdivision 1 - Content and conditions of water licences to take overland flow water

   56.     Content and conditions of water licences to take overland flow water
   57.     Working out maximum rate
   58.     Working out maximum storage capacity
   59.     Working out average annual volume
   60.     Working out volumetric limit

              Subdivision 2 - Particular matters about water licences to take overland flow water

   61.     Criteria for deciding applications for water licences to take overland flow water using existing overland flow works—Act, s 43
   62.     Process for allocation of overland flow water—Act, s 116
   63.     Water licences to include particular conditions

           Division 5 - Water licences to take underground water

   64.     Water licences to take underground water to contain particular matters

           Division 6 - Particular water licences inconsistent with this plan

   65.     Water licences with stated purpose of irrigation
   66.     Water licences authorising the taking of water in Glen Niven tributaries zone

           Division 7 - Miscellaneous

   67.     Accounting period for water licencesWater Regulation 2016, s 142

   PART 11 - WATER ALLOCATIONS

           Division 1 - Surface water

              Subdivision 1 - General

   68.     Water allocation groups—Act, sch 4
   69.     Amending particular water allocations—Act, s 150

              Subdivision 2 - Conversion of authorisations to water allocations

   70.     Definitions for subdivision
   71.     Purpose of subdivision
   72.     Authorisations may be converted to water allocations
   73.     Purpose for taking water
   74.     Location for taking water
   75.     Conditions for taking water
   76.     Nominal volume
   77.     Volumetric limit
   78.     Maximum rate for taking water

           Division 2 - Underground water

              Subdivision 1 - General

   79.     Water allocation groups—Act, sch 4

              Subdivision 2 - Conversion of authorisations to water allocations

   80.     Definition for subdivision
   81.     Purpose of subdivision
   82.     Authorisations may be converted to water allocations
   83.     Purpose for taking water
   84.     Location for taking water
   85.     Conditions for taking water
   86.     Volumetric limit
   87.     Nominal volume

   PART 12 - MISCELLANEOUS

   88.     Requirement to make and keep records of contaminated agricultural run-off taken
   89.     Water management protocol—Act, s 43
   90.     Arrangements for interstate trading
   91.     Amendments to plan that may be made without consultation—Act, s 43

   PART 13 - EXPIRY AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

           Division 1 - Expiry of water plans

   92.     Declaration of replacement of water plans—Act, s 1236

           Division 2 - Transitional provisions

   93.     Definition for division
   94.     Applications for water licences made before commencement
   95.     Applications for dealing with water licences made before commencement
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