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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 November 2019 to date (accessed 29 February 2020 at 12:26)
Division 4 Drainage management
25 Application of Division
(1) This Division applies to the provisions of a management plan to the extent to which they deal with drainage management.(2) The drainage management provisions of a management plan may apply to the whole or any part of a water management area.
26 Core provisions
The drainage management provisions of a management plan for a water management area must deal with the following matters—(a) the identification of the existing and natural hydrological regimes in the area,(b) the identification of existing drainage works in the area and the way they are managed,(c) the ecological impacts and impacts on water quality, including cumulative impacts, of the drainage works in the area.
27 Additional provisions
The drainage management provisions of a management plan for a water management area may also deal with the following matters—(a) proposals for the construction of new drainage works,(b) the modification or removal of existing drainage works,(c) restoration or rehabilitation of land, habitats, water sources or their dependent ecosystems,(d) the preservation and enhancement of the quality of water of the water sources in the area affected by drainage management,(e) other measures to give effect to the water management principles and the objects of this Act,(f) such other matters as are prescribed by the regulations.