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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 November 2019 to date (accessed 29 February 2020 at 12:44)
99A Granting of combined approvals
(1) The Minister may, on application or on the Minister’s own motion, grant 2 or more approvals by means of a single approval document (a combined approval).(2) A combined approval may be granted—(a) at the time an application for one or more of the approvals is granted, or(b) by amending an existing approval (whether or not a combined approval) to include additional approvals.Note.Section 92 (4) provides that an application may relate to more than one approval, whether of the same or of a different kind, unless the Minister requires a separate application to be made in relation to one or more of them.(3) A combined approval that is granted by amending an existing approval must provide for a common expiry date for all of the approvals.(4) A combined approval may—(a) deal with approvals with respect to the same or different kinds of approvals or the same or different kinds of uses, works or activities, and(b) provide for common terms and conditions, or different terms and conditions, for some or all of the approvals granted.(5) A combined approval is taken to have effect for the purposes of this Act as if it were—(a) to the extent it contains an approval for water use—a water use approval, or(b) to the extent it contains an approval for the construction and use of a water supply work—a water supply work approval, or(c) to the extent that it contains an approval for the construction and use of a drainage work—a drainage work approval, or(d) to the extent that it contains an approval for the construction and use of a flood work—a flood work approval, or(e) to the extent that it contains approval for the carrying out of a controlled activity—a controlled activity approval, or(f) to the extent that it contains approval for the carrying out of an aquifer interference activity—an aquifer interference approval.(6) Each approval granted by means of a combined approval takes effect as provided by section 95 (5).(7) Section 98 (Notice of decision) does not apply with respect to a determination to grant a combined approval that is made on the Minister’s own motion.(8) Nothing in this section—(a) permits the Minister to grant an approval, or to impose or alter terms or conditions of an approval, by means of a combined approval otherwise than in accordance with the requirements of this Act for that kind of approval, or(b) limits any right of appeal against a decision made with respect to each kind of approval granted.