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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 November 2019 to date (accessed 16 December 2019 at 11:15)
Division 5 Miscellaneous
(1) When all amounts due by the private drainage board of any drainage union have been repaid, the landholders (being not less than one-third in number of those within the drainage district) may present a petition to the Governor for the dissolution of the union.(2) The Governor may notify such petition in the authorised manner, and if no sufficient cause to the contrary is shown by other landholders within the drainage district, may proclaim that the union is dissolved.(3) (Repealed)(4) The regulations may make provision for or with respect to the winding up of a private drainage board and for the disposal of any residual assets of the board.(5) If the Governor is satisfied that the winding up of a private drainage board has been completed under this section, the Governor may, by proclamation published in the Gazette, abolish the board.
Any rate, charge, fee, or money due to a private drainage board under the provisions of this Part or of any regulation under this Part may be recovered as a debt or liquidated demand in any court of competent jurisdiction.
(1) The accounts of a private drainage board must be audited once every year.(2) A private drainage board must each year publish, in a manner approved by the Minister, a statement of the receipts and payments or alternatively of the income and expenditure for the next preceding year, certified under the hands of the chairperson of the board or manager and the auditor, or forward a copy of such statement to each landholder of land within the drainage district.(3) The private drainage board must forward a copy of the statement to the Minister.
The regulations may make provisions for or with respect to the following matters—(a) the appointment, payment and dismissal of officers and employees of a drainage board,(b) the making and levying of rates and the time within which rates must be made,(c) the keeping of accounts of private drainage boards,(d) the qualifications to be held by auditors appointed by a private drainage board.