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WATER PLAN (CALLIOPE RIVER BASIN) 2006 - REG 17

Granting or amending water licences under the resource operations plan

17 Granting or amending water licences under the resource operations plan

(1) For granting, under section 212 of the Act , a water licence to replace an authority under section 15 , or amending a water licence granted under section 16 , the chief executive—
(a) must have regard to—
(i) the capacity to take water of the works to which the authority or licence relates; and
(ii) the annual volumes of water estimated by the chief executive to have been taken by the works during the period, of not more than 10 years, immediately before the commencement of this plan; and
(b) may have regard to the extent to which the works allowed the taking of water under another authorisation immediately before the commencement.
(2) Subsection (1) does not limit the matters to which the chief executive may have regard.
(3) The chief executive may require the authority or licence holder to give the chief executive a certificate, from a registered professional engineer, stating information about the works including the capacity of the works and the rate at which the works may take water.
(4) A water licence granted or amended under the resource operations plan may include the following—
(a) the maximum volume of water, in megalitres, that may be taken under the licence;
(b) the average annual volume of water, in megalitres, that may be taken under the licence;
(c) the maximum rate at which water may be taken under the licence;
(d) a condition stating that water taken under the licence must be measured in the way stated in the resource operations plan.



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