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Water Management (General) Regulation 2018
Current version for 7 February 2020 to date (accessed 5 April 2020 at 17:07)
Part 9 Division 2
Division 2 Areas of operations and functions
116   Essential Energy
(1)  Essential Energy’s area of operations is the area of land shown by distinctive marking on the map marked “Area of Operations of Broken Hill Water Board” deposited in the offices of the Department, being—
(a)  land within the local government area of the Broken Hill City Council, and
(b)  the Stephens Creek, Umberumberka Creek and Yancowinna Creek Special Areas referred to in Division 6, and
(c)  the localities of Menindee and Sunset Strip, and
(d)  the land over which the Menindee to Stephens Creek pipeline is situated, and
(e)  the land on which the Broken Hill Pumping Station is situated, and
(f)  the land from the Broken Hill Pumping Station to Broken Hill on which the Broken Hill pipeline is situated.
Note.
 Certain land along the route of the Menindee to Stephens Creek pipeline is supplied with water by that pipeline. Pursuant to sections 292(2) and 311 of the Act, water service charges may be levied on that land even though it is not within the area of operations of Essential Energy.
(2)  Essential Energy has and may exercise all of the functions of a water supply authority.
117   Central Coast Council
(1)  Central Coast Council’s area of operations is its local government area under the Local Government Act 1993.
(2)  Central Coast Council has and may exercise all of the functions of a water supply authority.
118   Cobar Water Board
(1)  Cobar Water Board’s area of operations is the area of land shown by distinctive marking on the map marked “Area of Operations of Cobar Water Board” deposited in the offices of the Department, being—
(a)  the land on which the Cobar Storage Dam is situated (as shown on DP 755660), and
(b)  the locality of Canbelego, and
(c)  the land over which the Nyngan to Cobar pipeline is situated.
Note.
 Certain land along the route of the Nyngan to Cobar pipeline is supplied with water by that pipeline. Pursuant to sections 292(2) and 311 of the Act, water service charges may be levied on that land even though it is not within the area of operations of Cobar Water Board.
(2)  Cobar Water Board has and may exercise only the function of providing water services.
119   Water NSW—Fish River water supply scheme
(1)  Water NSW’s area of operations (in relation to the Fish River water supply scheme) is the area of land shown by distinctive marking on the map marked “Area of Operations of Fish River water supply scheme” deposited in the offices of the Department, being all the land owned, occupied or used by Water NSW in relation to the Fish River water supply scheme (within the meaning of the Water NSW Act 2014) in the local government areas of Lithgow City, Oberon and Blue Mountains City, and includes—
(a)  all land on which the following works are situated—
(i)  the concrete dam on the Fish River at Oberon,
(ii)  Duckmaloi weir,
(iii)  Rydal storage, and
(b)  all land on, over, under or in which any water management works incidental or connected to those referred to in paragraph (a) (including tunnels, pipelines, service reservoirs, pumping stations and water treatment works) are situated from time to time, and
(c)  all land on, over, under or in which any access roads and easements in relation to the works referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) are situated from time to time.
Note.
 Certain land along the route of the pipelines referred to in paragraph (b) is supplied with water by those pipelines. Pursuant to sections 292(2) and 311 of the Act, water service charges may be levied on that land even though it is not within the area of operations of Water NSW (in relation to the Fish River water supply scheme).
(2)  Water NSW has and may exercise only the function of providing water services.
120   Sydney Olympic Park Authority
(1)  The Sydney Olympic Park Authority’s area of operations is the Sydney Olympic Park Development Area within the meaning of the Sydney Olympic Park Authority Act 2001.
(2)  The Sydney Olympic Park Authority has and may exercise in its area of operations only such functions as relate to the Water Reclamation and Management Scheme at Sydney Olympic Park, including the collection and treatment of waste water and the distribution of treated waste water.
(3)  The provisions of this Regulation with respect to the distribution of water by a water supply authority apply equally to the distribution of treated waste water by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority.
121   Ministerial approval not required for certain works
(1)  A water supply authority is exempt from the requirement for the Minister’s approval under section 292(1)(a) of the Act except for the purposes of any of the following works—
(a)  dams for the impounding or diversion of water for public use, including any associated works,
(b)  dams that are, or when completed will be, prescribed dams for the purposes of the Dams Safety Act 1978 or declared dams under the Dams Safety Act 2015,
(c)  water treatment works,
(d)  sewage works, including works for the treatment of raw sewage, effluent or biosolids and works for the discharge of raw sewage, effluent or biosolids from sewage works.
(2)  For those works for which an approval referred to in subclause (1) is required, approval may be given only if—
(a)  all information that the Minister has required to be supplied, and all relevant documentation, has been furnished, and
(b)  the Minister is satisfied that—
(i)  all inspections of the proposed works, and of the site of the proposed works, that the Minister has required to be carried out for the purpose of obtaining the approval have been carried out, and
(ii)  the water supply authority is competent to construct, maintain and operate the proposed works.
(3)  The relevant documentation referred to in subclause (2)(a) comprises—
(a)  the plans and specifications of the proposed works, and all other documents and data relating to the proposed works that are in the possession of the water supply authority, and
(b)  such other documents as are necessary to satisfy the Minister of the matters referred to in subclause (2)(b).
(4)  An approval referred to in subclause (1) may be revoked if the Minister is satisfied that the water supply authority has failed—
(a)  to comply with any requirement to furnish information or documentation, or
(b)  to comply with any direction given by the Minister, or
(c)  to accept any supervision that the Minister has required,
with respect to the construction, maintenance or operation of the works to which the approval relates.