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Contents (2000 - 92)
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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 16 September 2019 at 22:36)
Chapter 4 Part 2 Division 11
Division 11 Miscellaneous
191   Delegation
A private irrigation board may by instrument in writing delegate:
(a)  to any member of the board, or
(b)  to any employee of the board,
any of its functions, other than this power of delegation.
192   Assessment book admissible as evidence
In any legal proceedings for the recovery of rates or charges:
(a)  a private irrigation board’s assessment book, or
(b)  any document purporting to contain a copy of any part of a private irrigation board’s assessment book that is certified as a true copy by the chairperson of the private irrigation board, or by a person authorised by the chairperson in that regard,
is admissible in evidence.
193   Service of notice of proceedings on a private irrigation board
Any document required to be served on a private irrigation board may be served:
(a)  by leaving it with some person apparently employed by the board at the office of the board, or
(b)  by posting it to the board at its office.
194   Recovery of rates
Any rates, charges or money due to a private irrigation board under this Part may be recovered as a debt in a court of competent jurisdiction.
195   Amendment of proclamations
Any proclamation under this Part may be amended by a further proclamation for the purpose of correcting any error in the earlier proclamation.
196   By-laws
(1)  A private irrigation board may, with the approval of the Governor, make by-laws not inconsistent with this Act or the regulations for or with respect to the following:
(a)  the convening and holding of general meetings of landholders,
(b)  the appointment by a landholder of a proxy for voting purposes,
(c)  the supply of water for domestic and stock purposes or for irrigation,
(d)  the provision of storages on holdings for water supplied from the water supply works of the board for domestic and stock purposes,
(e)  the methods of measuring water supplied,
(f)  the sale of water to landholders,
(g)  regulating the use of the water supply works of the board,
(h)  the prevention of waste of water,
(i)  the fixing, assessing and levying of rates and charges for water,
(j)  the class of case in which, and the circumstances in which, rates and charges may be abandoned or written off,
(k)  the accounts of the board,
(l)  the collection and banking of money, and the signing and countersigning of cheques,
(m)  the books and records of the board,
(n)  the access of members of the board to documents and books of the board,
(o)  fees for any service provided by the board,
(p)  the form of any notice or other document to be prepared, issued or received in accordance with this Part or any regulations of the board,
(q)  any matter that is necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Part.
(2)  A by-law may create an offence punishable by a penalty not exceeding 0.5 penalty units.