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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 November 2019 to date (accessed 18 November 2019 at 18:15)
Removal of members of private irrigation board from office and appointment of administrator
The Governor may, by proclamation in the Gazette, remove all the members of a private irrigation board from office—if there are not sufficient members of the board to form a quorum, orif, in the opinion of the Governor, the board has failed or neglected to make or levy rates or charges required by this Part, or otherwise to exercise its functions under this Part.(Repealed)If the Governor has removed the members of a private irrigation board from office, the Governor may, in the proclamation removing the members from office or in a subsequent proclamation in the Gazette, appoint an administrator for the board.An administrator so appointed has and may exercise all of the functions of a private irrigation board and is entitled to be paid, out of the funds of the board, such remuneration as the Governor may determine.If the members of a private irrigation board have been removed from office, the Minister may, and if the board’s term of office has more than 12 months to run, must, by notice in the Gazette, order that an election of members be held on a day specified in the order.The day so specified must be a day not more than 6 months after the date of removal of the members from office and not less than 4 weeks after the date on which the notification is published in the Gazette.Any member elected at an election held under this section is to hold office until the time when the terms of office of the members of a private irrigation board who have been removed from office would but for their removal have expired and no longer, but is eligible for re-election if otherwise qualified.On sufficient members of a private irrigation board, by election or appointment under this section, taking office to form a quorum, the functions of the administrator cease.If the members of a private irrigation board have been removed from office because of the board’s failure or neglect as referred to in subsection (1) (b), each of those members is ineligible for election at an election ordered under this section or, if no such election is ordered, at the next election of members of the board, unless the Minister is satisfied that the failure or neglect took place without the member’s knowledge or consent and, by instrument in writing, declares that the member is eligible for election at any such election.