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Water Management (General) Regulation 2018
Current version for 7 February 2020 to date (accessed 10 April 2020 at 07:19)
Part 3 Division 1 Clause 30
30   Circumstances in which Minister may refuse to accept surrender of approval
For the purposes of section 108(1A) of the Act, the Minister may refuse to accept the surrender of an approval if—
(a)  in the case of a water management work approval—
(i)  construction of a work to which the approval relates has commenced but has not been completed in accordance with the approval, and
(ii)  the Minister is not satisfied that adequate arrangements are in force to ensure that no more than minimal harm will be done to any water source or its dependent ecosystems if the approval is surrendered before construction of the work is so completed, or
(b)  in the case of a water management work approval, the Minister is satisfied—
(i)  that a work to which the approval relates is still being used or is capable of still being used, and
(ii)  that if the approval is surrendered, the work will not be authorised under the Act, or
(c)  in the case of a controlled activity approval—
(i)  the carrying out of a controlled activity to which the approval relates has commenced but has not been completed in accordance with the approval, and
(ii)  the Minister is not satisfied that adequate arrangements are in force to ensure that no more than minimal harm will be done to any waterfront land if the approval is surrendered before the carrying out of the activity is so completed, or
(d)  in the case of a controlled activity approval, a maintenance period specified in the approval to enable a rehabilitation plan or vegetation management plan to be implemented has not expired, or
(e)  in the case of an aquifer interference approval—
(i)  the carrying out of an aquifer interference activity to which the approval relates has commenced but has not been completed in accordance with the approval, and
(ii)  the Minister is not satisfied that adequate arrangements are in force to ensure that no more than minimal harm will be done to the aquifer or its dependent ecosystems if the approval is surrendered before the carrying out of the activity is so completed.