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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 20 September 2019 at 10:24)
34 Environmental protection provisions
(1) A management plan for a water management area, or any part of a water management area, may contain the following provisions (environmental protection provisions) in respect of any aspect of water management:(a) provisions identifying zones in which development should be controlled in order to minimise any harm to water sources in the area or to minimise any threat to the floodplain management provisions of the plan,(b) provisions identifying development that should be controlled in any such zone,(c) provisions identifying the manner in which any such development should be controlled in any such zone,(d) provisions to which State agencies and local authorities (including local councils) should be subject when taking action and making decisions concerning any such development,(e) provisions requiring development consent to the carrying out of any such development,(f) provisions requiring the Minister’s concurrence to the granting of any such development consent,(g) provisions requiring the establishment of action plans to encourage the abandonment of existing uses that cause harm to water sources, and to encourage the carrying out of remedial measures to minimise or alleviate any harm already caused to water sources by the continuance of existing uses.(2) In this section, control, development, development consent and existing use have the same meanings as they have in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.