In this Part:
Agreement means the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement set out in Schedule 1 to the Water Act 2007 of the Commonwealth.
Basin Officials Committee means the committee of that name established under the Agreement.
(1) The Minister is authorised to appoint, under and in accordance with the terms of the Agreement:(a) a person as a member of the Basin Officials Committee representing the State, and(b) a person to act as the member of the Basin Officials Committee in place of the member appointed under paragraph (a).(2) The Minister may, at any time, terminate the appointment of any such person.(3) The regulations may make provision for or with respect to the appointment of, or the holding of office by, any such person.
The Minister is authorised to act on behalf of the State as a Contracting Government under the Agreement.
Subject to the law of this State and the Agreement:(a) the construction, maintenance, operation and control in the State of any works under the Agreement, and(b) the carrying out of any of the operations referred to in the Agreement, and(c) the implementation of any measures referred to in the Agreement,are authorised.
(1) The Ministerial Corporation, the State Water Corporation constituted under the State Water Corporation Act 2004 and any other public authority authorised by the Minister by notice published in the Gazette are each Constructing Authorities for the purposes of the Agreement and authorised to carry out the functions of a Constructing Authority under the Agreement.(2) The Minister may determine any dispute as to which authority should act as the Constructing Authority for a particular work, operation or measure.
The Minister is to table or cause to be tabled in each House of Parliament:(a) a copy of each annual report of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority received by the Minister under the Water Act 2007 of the Commonwealth, and(b) a copy of each amendment of the Agreement that takes effect under the terms of the Agreement,within 15 sitting days of that House after the report is received or the amendment takes effect (as the case requires).