Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 6 August 2020 at 03:05)
9   Act to be administered in accordance with water management principles and State Water Management Outcomes Plan
(1)  It is the duty of all persons exercising functions under this Act—
(a)  to take all reasonable steps to do so in accordance with, and so as to promote, the water management principles of this Act, and
(b)  as between the principles for water sharing set out in section 5 (3), to give priority to those principles in the order in which they are set out in that subsection.
(2)  It is the duty of all persons involved in the administration of this Act to exercise their functions under this Act in a manner that gives effect to the State Water Management Outcomes Plan.