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Decisions about taking water

11 Decisions about taking water

(1) The chief executive must not make a decision about the allocation or management of water in the plan area that would increase the total volume of water that may be taken in the plan area.
(2) A decision mentioned in subsection (1) includes a decision about an application for a water licence, made but not decided before the commencement of this plan.
(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to a decision—
(a) about a water permit; or
(b) about reinstating or replacing an expired water licence; or
(c) about taking overland flow water mentioned in section 13 (1) (a) or (e) ; or
(d) to grant a water licence to an owner of land, other than land adjoining a watercourse, lake or spring, to take water for stock or domestic purposes using works that were in existence before 4 March 2004; or
(e) about unallocated water made under section 19 ; or
(f) required to be made under the resource operations plan.

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