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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 November 2019 to date (accessed 20 November 2019 at 14:12)
Private water trusts
Appointment and election of members
For private water trusts with 3 members, 1 is to be appointed by the Minister, and 2 are to be elected.For private trusts with 5 members, 2 are to be appointed by the Minister, and 3 are to be elected.One of the members appointed by the Minister is to be appointed as chairperson.The regulations may make provision for or with respect to—the conduct of elections for the elected members of a private water trust, andother matters concerning the constitution and procedure of a trust.
Alteration of water supply districts
If two-thirds of the landholders of lands within any area sign and forward to the Minister a petition that such area be included in a water supply district, the Minister must, unless of the opinion that the petition should be refused, refer the petition to the members of the private water trust for the district.On receipt from the members of notice that the proposed alteration has been approved by a special general meeting of the voters of the trust, of which at least 14 days’ notice has been given in the prescribed manner, the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, alter the boundaries of the district accordingly.
Removal of land from water supply district
If any lands within a water supply district have not benefited from the water management works of the private water trust for a continuous period of 3 years or more and the landholder of such lands applies to the Minister for the lands to be excised from the water supply district, the Minister must refer the application to the members of the private water trust for the district.The members must refer the question of the proposed excision of the lands from the water supply district to a special general meeting of the voters of the trust (of which at least 14 days’ notice has been given in the prescribed manner) and must convey to the Minister the decision of the voters.The members must also advise the Minister as to—the reasons why such lands have not so benefited or have ceased so to benefit, andthe practicability or otherwise of extending or improving the water management works of the trust so as to benefit the said lands, andthe effect that the granting of the request would have on the general administration and finances of the trust.The Minister is then to decide whether or not the whole or any part of the lands referred to in the request are to be excised from the water supply district.The Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, excise such lands from the water supply district and on the publication of such notification the water supply district is taken to be altered accordingly.
Union of trusts
On the joint application of members of any two adjoining water supply districts, duly approved by a majority of the voters of each district at separate special general meetings (of which at least 14 days’ notice has been given in the prescribed manner), the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, transfer any part of one water supply district to the other water supply district.