Water Management (General) Regulation 2018
17 Water allocation accounts
(1) Water allocations are to be debited from an access licence’s water allocation account—(a) except as provided by paragraph (b), whenever water is taken by means of any of the access licence’s nominated water supply works, or(b) if the relevant water sharing plan so provides, whenever water is ordered in relation to any of the access licence’s nominated water supply works.(2) If a water supply work is nominated in relation to 2 or more access licences, water allocations taken by means of, or ordered in relation to, the work are to be debited from the water allocation accounts for those access licences—(a) to the extent to which the relevant water sharing provisions of a management plan establish priorities in that regard, in accordance with the priorities so established, and(b) to the extent to which the relevant water sharing provisions of a management plan do not establish priorities in that regard—(i) subject to subparagraph (ii), as nominated by the holder of the access licences concerned or, if the access licences are held by different people, as nominated jointly by the holders, or(ii) if no such nomination is made or if such a nomination is incapable of being implemented, as determined by the Minister.(3) Water allocations remaining in a water allocation account at the end of a water year may be carried over to the next water year, but only to the extent that the relevant water management plan permits.(4) Subclause (3) is not limited or otherwise affected by any order in force under section 49A(1) of the Act.(5) A water allocation account may be kept in the form of 2 or more sub-accounts.