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Contents (2000 - 92)
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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 April 2019 to date (accessed 21 June 2019 at 02:08)
Chapter 4 Part 2 Division 10
Division 10 Finance
187   Books of account
Each private irrigation board must cause to be kept, in relation to its funds, proper books of account that must be audited as often as the board considers it advisable so to do, but at least once in every year, by a registered company auditor (within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001 of the Commonwealth).
188   Accounts to be rendered
Each private irrigation board must as soon as practicable, and in any case before 31 October in each year, forward to the Minister a copy of the income and expenditure account, balance sheet and rate account as last audited, together with a copy of the certificate of audit relating to them.
189   Banking of money
(1)  All money received by or on account of a private irrigation board must be paid into a bank or authorised deposit-taking institution chosen by the board.
(2)  Every payment of $2.00 or more by or on behalf of a private irrigation board must be by cheque on the bank or authorised deposit-taking institution drawn and countersigned as prescribed by the regulations.
(3)  Payments of less than $2.00 may be made out of a petty cash fund, replenished from time to time by cheque drawn and countersigned as prescribed by the regulations.
190   Temporary accommodation
(1)  For the temporary accommodation of a private irrigation board it may obtain advances by way of overdraft of current account in any one or more banks or authorised deposit-taking institutions on the security of the income of the board.
(2)  The amount of any such overdraft must be limited to:
(a)  one-half of the income of the private irrigation board as shown by the last audited accounts, or
(b)  if there are no audited accounts, one-half of the income of the private irrigation board estimated by the board in respect of the year commencing on 1 July immediately preceding the date on which the overdraft is proposed to be obtained.
(3)  No greater amount may be borrowed under this section than the amount stated in a certificate of the auditor of the private irrigation board as being the sum that may be borrowed within the limits imposed by this section.