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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 22 October 2019 at 13:17)
Chapter 6 Part 2 Division 2
Division 2 Water supply authorities
285   Water supply authorities
(1)  The corporations listed in Schedule 3 are water supply authorities.
(2)  A corporation listed in Part 1 of Schedule 3 is, for the purposes of any Act, a statutory body representing the Crown.
(3)    (Repealed)
286   Constitution of water supply authorities
(1)  The Governor may, by proclamation published on the NSW legislation website:
(a)  name a water supply authority proposed to be constituted under this section, and
(b)  specify the number of members, the qualification for each member and whether or not the member is a full-time member or a part-time member, and
(c)  amend Schedule 3 by adding the name of the water supply authority to Part 1 of that Schedule.
(2)  The members are to be appointed by the Governor and, on their appointment, the water supply authority is constituted as a corporation.
(3)  The corporate name for the water supply authority is the name of the water supply authority stated in the proclamation.
(4)  On a change of area of operations or functions for a water supply authority listed in Part 1 of Schedule 3, the Governor may, by proclamation published in the Gazette, do either or both of the following:
(a)  change the number of part-time members of the water supply authority,
(b)  change the qualifications for part-time members of the water supply authority.
(5)  A change referred to in subsection (4) does not affect the identity of the water supply authority.
287   Statutory body may be water supply authority
(1)  The Governor may, by proclamation published on the NSW legislation website with the consent of the Minister administering the Act by or under which a statutory body is constituted, amend Schedule 3 by adding the name of the statutory body to Part 2 of that Schedule.
(2)  On the addition of the name of a statutory body to Part 2 of Schedule 3, it becomes a water supply authority but still has its other functions.
288   Provisions relating to constitution and procedure of water supply authorities
(1)  Part 1 of Schedule 5 has effect with respect to the members of the water supply authorities listed in Part 1 of Schedule 3.
(2)  Part 2 of Schedule 5 has effect with respect to the Australian Inland Energy Water Infrastructure.
(3)  Part 3 of Schedule 5 has effect with respect to the Cobar Water Board.
(4)  Parts 2 and 3 of Schedule 5 do not affect the operation of the other provisions of this Part in relation to the water supply authorities to which those Parts relate.
289   Area of operations
(1)  The area of operations of a water supply authority is such as may be prescribed by the regulations for the water supply authority.
(2)  If a regulation so provides, a water supply authority has, and may exercise, in its area of operations or a specified part of its area of operations:
(a)  only such of the functions of a water supply authority as are specified in the regulation, or
(b)  all functions of a water supply authority other than functions specified in the regulation.
(3)  A regulation made for the purposes of subsection (2) may make provision for or with respect to:
(a)  matters affecting revenue, assets, rights, liabilities and employees of a water supply authority, and
(b)  procedures to be adopted for the purposes of paragraph (a).
(4)  Within the area of operations of a water supply authority, a function under this Part may be exercised only by the water supply authority unless:
(a)  the function is exercisable by the Minister, or
(b)  the function is exercised by Local Land Services under the Local Land Services Act 2013, or
(c)  with the consent of the Minister, the function is exercised by another Minister, by the delegate of another Minister or by a statutory body, or
(d)  this Part provides otherwise.
(5)  With the consent of the Minister, a water supply authority may exercise a function outside its area of operations.
(6)  Until a regulation is made for the purposes of subsection (1), the area of operations of a water supply authority is the same as it was immediately before the commencement of this Part.
290   Staff
Persons may be employed in the Public Service under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 to enable a corporation listed in Part 1 of Schedule 3 to exercise its functions.
Note.
 Section 59 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 provides that the persons so employed (or whose services a water supply authority makes use of) may be referred to as officers or employees, or members of staff, of the water supply authority. Section 47A of the Constitution Act 1902 precludes a water supply authority from employing staff.
291   Delegation
A water supply authority may delegate to a person the exercise of any of its functions, other than this power of delegation.