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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 5 Division 4
Division 4 Entitlement to vote
60   Persons entitled to vote in election of members of a private irrigation board
(1)  A person is entitled to vote in an election of members of a private irrigation board if the person is an owner of land within the private irrigation district of that board.
(2)  Except as provided by subclauses (3) and (4), at any such election—
(a)  the owner of a non-irrigated holding is entitled to one vote, and
(b)  the owner of an irrigated holding is entitled to—
(i)  2 votes if the area irrigated does not exceed 80 hectares, or
(ii)  3 votes if the area irrigated exceeds 80 hectares.
(3)  At an election for the West Corurgan Private Domestic and Stock Water Supply and Irrigation District—
(a)  the owner of a non-irrigated holding is entitled to one vote, and
(b)  the owner of an irrigated holding is entitled to—
(i)  2 votes if the quantity of water allocated to the holding does not exceed 200 megalitres, or
(ii)  3 votes if the quantity of water allocated to the holding exceeds 200 megalitres.
(4)  At an election for the Narromine Private Domestic and Stock Water Supply and Irrigation District—
(a)  the owner of a non-irrigated holding is entitled to one vote, and
(b)  the owner of an irrigated holding is entitled to—
(i)  2 votes if the allocation does not exceed 150 megalitres, and
(ii)  if the allocation exceeds 150 megalitres, 2 votes, and one additional vote for each 150 megalitres by which the allocation exceeds 150 megalitres, but only to a maximum of 10 votes.
61   Persons entitled to vote in election of directors of a private drainage board
(1)  A person is entitled to vote in an election of directors of a private drainage board if the person is the owner of land within the drainage district of that board.
(2)  At any such election—
(a)  the owner of land not exceeding 20 hectares is entitled to one vote, and
(b)  the owner of land exceeding 20 hectares but not exceeding 120 hectares is entitled to 2 votes, and
(c)  the owner of land exceeding 120 hectares is entitled to 3 votes.
(3)  If the Crown is entitled to vote in an election, the votes may be exercised by—
(a)  any director appointed to the board by the Minister, or
(b)  if a director has not been appointed to the board by the Minister, by a Public Service employee authorised in writing for that purpose by the Ministerial Corporation.
62   Persons entitled to vote in election of members of a private water trust
(1)  A person is entitled to vote in an election of members of a private water trust if the person is the owner of land within the water supply district of the trust.
(2)  At an election of members of a private water trust placed in charge of irrigation works, or works for the prevention of floods or the control of floodwaters within the Murray Basin—
(a)  the owner of an area of land not exceeding 20 hectares is entitled to one vote, and
(b)  the owner of an area of land exceeding 20 hectares, but not exceeding 120 hectares, is entitled to 2 votes, and
(c)  the owner of an area of land exceeding 120 hectares is entitled to 3 votes.
(3)  At an election of members of a private water trust in charge of water supplies for domestic and stock purposes—
(a)  the owner of an area of land not exceeding 800 hectares is entitled to one vote, and
(b)  the owner of an area of land exceeding 800 hectares, but not exceeding 4,000 hectares, is entitled to 2 votes, and
(c)  the owner of an area of land exceeding 4,000 hectares is entitled to 3 votes.
(4)  A person who is entitled to vote under this clause may by instrument in writing authorise the trustees to place on the roll of voters the name of some other person instead of the person’s own name. In such a case, the name of the other person is to be placed on the roll instead of the name of the person.
(5)  For the purposes of this clause, a person whose name is on the roll pursuant to an authority of the owner of a property is to be taken to be the owner of the area of land included in the property.
63   No other persons entitled to vote
A person is entitled to vote in an election only if—
(a)  the person has an entitlement set out in this Division, and
(b)  as at the close of enrolments, the person’s name is included in the final roll for the election.
64   Enrolment of representatives
(1)  If land is owned—
(a)  by a corporation—the corporation is taken to be included in the final roll for an election only if the secretary of the corporation or some other nominee is included in that roll as the representative of the corporation, or
(b)  by more than one trustee or legal personal representative (whether as administrators or executors) on behalf of the estate of a person—the trustees are, or the estate is, taken to be included in the final roll for an election only if a nominee of those trustees or legal personal representatives is so included in that roll as the representative of the trustees or estate.
(2)  Only one person may be nominated to vote in the election as a representative of the corporation, trustees or estate concerned.