Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 5 August 2020 at 00:24)
Chapter 2 Part 2 Section 12
12   Establishment of management committees
(1)  The Minister may, by order published in the Gazette—
(a)  establish a management committee to carry out a specific task in relation to water management in a water management area, and
(b)  set terms of reference in accordance with which the committee is to carry out that task.
(2)  The task for which a management committee is appointed may relate to any aspect of water management, including (without limitation) water sharing, water source protection, floodplain management and drainage management.
(3)  At any time the Minister may, by order published in the Gazette, abolish a management committee, and may do so whether or not it has completed the task for which it was established.
(4)  Nothing in this section prevents the establishment of two or more committees for the same water management area so long as they do not have overlapping functions.