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SLI 2013 No. 245 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Water Regulations 2008 to extend the Basin Plan transitional arrangements and adds requirements for water information that is given to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Administered by: Environment
Made 21 Nov 2013
Registered 25 Nov 2013
Tabled HR 02 Dec 2013
Tabled Senate 02 Dec 2013
Date of repeal 01 Mar 2014
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms

 

 

Water Amendment (Interactions with State Laws and Water Information) Regulation 2013

 

Select Legislative Instrument No. 245, 2013

I, Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation under the authority in section 3.

Dated 21 November 2013

Quentin Bryce

Governor‑General

By Her Excellency’s Command

Simon Birmingham

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name of regulation.............................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1

4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to interactions with State laws         2

Water Regulations 2008                                                                                            2

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to water information                           11

Water Regulations 2008                                                                                          11

 


1  Name of regulation

                   This regulation is the Water Amendment (Interactions with State Laws and Water Information) Regulation 2013.

2  Commencement

                   Each provision of this regulation specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this regulation not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this regulation is registered.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day after this regulation is registered.

 

3.  Schedule 2

28 February 2014.

28 February 2014

3  Authority

                   This regulation is made under the Water Act 2007.

4  Schedule(s)

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments relating to interactions with State laws

  

Water Regulations 2008

1  After Part 11

Insert:

Part 11AInteractions with State laws

  

11A.01  What this Part is about

                   For section 250E of the Act, this Part modifies the operation of the Commonwealth water legislation to deal with that legislation’s interaction with the laws of referring States.

11A.02  State plans that prevail over Basin Plan

             (1)  The operation of section 241 of the Act is modified so that:

                     (a)  a plan specified in Part 1 of Schedule 5 (the State Plan) as in force on the accreditation day specified for the State Plan; and

                     (b)  any instrument made under or for the purposes of the State plan;

is a transitional water resource plan for the water resource plan area specified for the State Plan.

             (2)  However, subregulation (1) operates only to the extent to which:

                     (a)  the State plan or instrument relates to:

                              (i)  the water resources of the water resource plan area; and

                             (ii)  the matters referred to in subsection 22(1) of the Act, other than water trading rules; and

                     (b)  there is an inconsistency between a provision of the State plan or instrument and a provision of the Basin Plan.

Note:          For the definition of water trading rules, see subsection 4(1) of the Act.

             (3)  The operation of section 243 of the Act is modified so that the State plan is taken to have been accredited by the Minister under section 63 of the Act on the accreditation day specified in Part 1 of Schedule 5 for the plan.

             (4)  To avoid doubt, all other provisions in the Act in relation to transitional water resource plans operate without modification and a reference to a transitional water resource plan is taken to be a reference to the State Plan.

             (5)  This regulation applies in relation to a State plan for the period starting on the start day and ending on the end day specified in Part 1 of Schedule 5 for the plan.

11A.03  Water resource plans for water resource plan areas delayed

             (1)  This regulation applies to a water resource plan area, of a referring State, that is specified in Part 2 of Schedule 5 (the State area).

             (2)  Section 54 of the Act does not apply in relation to the State area until after the end day specified in Part 2 of Schedule 5 for the State area.

2  At the end of the Regulations

Add:

Schedule 5Interactions with State Laws: State plans and areas

Note:       See regulations 11A.02 and 11A.03.

Part 1State plans that prevail over Basin Plan

  

1  Victoria—State plans that prevail over Basin Plan

                   The table in this clause specifies for regulation 11A.02:

                     (a)  each State plan in Victoria that prevails over the Basin Plan; and

                     (b)  the water resource plan area for a State plan; and

                     (c)  the period starting on the start day and ending on the end day a State plan prevails over the Basin plan; and

                     (d)  the day a State plan is taken to have been accredited by the Minister.

 

Victoria—State plans that prevail over Basin Plan

 

State plan

Water resource plan area

Start
day

End
day

Accreditation
day

1

Bulk Entitlement (Bullarook System ‑ Central Highlands Water) Conversion Order 2009 (Vic.)

Northern Victoria

14
January
2015

30
June
2019

14
January
2010

2

Bulk Entitlement (Bullarook System ‑
Goulburn‑Murray Water) Conversion Order 2009
(Vic.)

Northern Victoria

14
January
2015

30
June
2019

1
July
2011

3

Bulk Entitlement (Omeo) Conversion Order 2008 (Vic.)

Victorian Murray

31
December
2014

30
June
2019

12
June
2008

4

Bulk Entitlement (Wimmera and Glenelg Rivers ‑ Coliban Water) Order 2010 (Vic.)

Wimmera‑Mallee (surface water)

29
October
2015

30
June
2018

20
November
2012

5

Bulk Entitlement (Wimmera and Glenelg Rivers ‑
GWMWater) Order 2010
(Vic.)

Wimmera‑Mallee (surface water)

29
October
2015

30
June
2018

20
November
2012

6

Bulk Entitlement (Wimmera and Glenelg Rivers ‑ Wannon Water) Order 2010 (Vic.)

Wimmera‑Mallee (surface water)

29
October
2015

30
June
2018

20
November
2012

7

Carryover for Bulk Entitlements and Environmental Entitlements in the Broken, Loddon and Bullarook Water Systems (Declaration and Determination) 2010 (Vic.)

Northern Victoria and Victorian Murray

30
June
2015

30
June
2019

30
June
2010

8

Carryover for Bulk Entitlements and Environmental Entitlements in the Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe Water Systems (Declaration and Determination) 2010 (Vic.)

Northern Victoria and Victorian Murray

30
June
2015

30
June
2019

30
June
2010

9

Carryover for Water Shares in the Broken, Loddon and Bullarook Water Systems (Declaration and Determination) 2010 (Vic.)

Northern Victoria and Victorian Murray

30
June
2015

30
June
2019

30
June
2010

10

Carryover for Water Shares in the Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe Water Systems (Declaration and Determination) 2010 (Vic.)

Northern Victoria and Victorian Murray

30
June
2015

30
June
2019

30
June
2010

11

Environmental Entitlement (Birch Creek ‑ Bullarook System) 2009 (Vic.)

Northern Victoria

14
January
2015

30
June
2019

1
July
2011

12

Environmental Entitlement (Campaspe River ‑ Living Murray) 2007 (Vic.)

Northern Victoria

31
December
2014

30
June
2019

1
July
2011

13

Environmental Entitlement (Goulburn System ‑ Living Murray) 2007 (Vic.)

Northern Victoria

31
December
2014

30
June
2019

1
July
2011

14

Goulburn River Environmental Entitlement 2010 (Vic.)

Northern Victoria

29
October
2015

30
June
2019

1
July
2011

15

Northern Region Sustainable Water Strategy prepared under section 22B of the Water Act 1989 (Vic.)

Northern Victoria and Victorian Murray

31
December
2014

30
June
2019

9
November
2009

16

Order Declaring Water Systems in Northern Victoria 2007 (Vic.)

Northern Victoria and Victorian Murray

31
December
2014

30
June
2019

21
June
2007

17

Permissible Consumptive Volume Groundwater Order 2011 (Vic.)

All water resource plan areas in Victoria that apply to groundwater resources

14
July
2016

30
June
2019

14
July
2011

18

Wimmera and Glenelg Rivers Environmental Entitlement 2010 (Vic.)

Wimmera‑Mallee (surface water)

29
October
2015

30
June
2018

20
November
2012

2  South Australia—State plans that prevail over Basin Plan

                   The table in this clause specifies for regulation 11A.02:

                     (a)  each State plan in South Australia that prevails over the Basin Plan; and

                     (b)  the water resource plan area for a State plan; and

                     (c)  the period starting on the start day and ending on the end day a State plan prevails over the Basin plan; and

                     (d)  the day a State plan is taken to have been accredited by the Minister.

 

South Australia—State plans that prevail over Basin Plan

 

State plan

Water resource plan area

Start
day

End
day

Accreditation
day

1

Natural Resources Management Plan for the South Australian Murray‑Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Region (SA)

All water resource plan areas in South Australia

31
December
2014

30
June
2019

28
April
2009

2

Water Allocation Plan for the Angas Bremer Prescribed Wells Area (SA)

Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges

3
January 2013

30
June
2019

3
March
2008

3

Water Allocation Plan for the Marne Saunders Prescribed Water Resources Area (SA)

Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges

18
January
2015

30
June
2019

18
January
2010

4

Water Allocation Plan for the Noora Prescribed Wells Area (SA)

South Australian Murray Region

3
January 2013

31
December
2017

3
March
2008

5

Water Allocation Plan for the River Murray Prescribed Watercourse (SA)

South Australian River Murray

1
July
2014

30
June
2019

5
February
2011

Part 2State plan areas delayed

  

1  New South Wales—State areas delayed

                   The table in this clause specifies for regulation 11A.03 each State area in New South Wales that section 54 of the Act (that deals with the requirement to have water resource plans) does not apply to until after the end day.

 

New South Wales—State areas delayed

Item

State area

End day

1

Barwon‑Darling Watercourse

30 June 2019

2

Darling Alluvium

30 June 2019

3

Eastern Porous Rock

30 June 2019

4

Gwydir

30 June 2019

5

Gwydir Alluvium

30 June 2019

6

Intersecting Streams

30 June 2019

7

Lachlan

30 June 2017

8

Lachlan Alluvium

30 June 2019

9

Lachlan and South Western Fractured Rock

30 June 2019

10

Macquarie‑Castlereagh

30 June 2019

11

Macquarie‑Castlereagh Alluvium

30 June 2019

12

Murray Alluvium

30 June 2019

13

Murrumbidgee

30 June 2019

14

Murrumbidgee Alluvium

30 June 2019

15

Namoi

30 June 2019

16

Namoi Alluvium

30 June 2019

17

New England Fractured Rock and Northern Basalts

30 June 2019

18

New South Wales Border Rivers

30 June 2019

19

New South Wales Border Rivers Alluvium

30 June 2019

20

New South Wales Great Artesian Basin Shallow

30 June 2019

21

New South Wales Murray and Lower Darling

30 June 2019

22

Western Porous Rock

30 June 2019

2  Victoria—State areas delayed

                   The table in this clause specifies for regulation 11A.03 each State area in Victoria that section 54 of the Act (that deals with the requirement to have water resource plans) does not apply to until after the end day.

 

Victoria—State areas delayed

Item

State area

End day

1

Goulburn‑Murray

30 June 2019

2

Northern Victoria

30 June 2019

3

Victorian Murray

30 June 2019

4

Wimmera‑Mallee (groundwater)

30 June 2018

5

Wimmera‑Mallee (surface water)

30 June 2018

3  Queensland—State areas delayed

                   The table in this clause specifies for regulation 11A.03 each State area in Queensland that section 54 of the Act (that deals with the requirement to have water resource plans) does not apply to until after the end day.

 

Queensland—State areas delayed

Item

State area

End day

1

Condamine‑Balonne

30 June 2019

2

Moonie

30 June 2019

3

Queensland Border Rivers

30 June 2019

4

Warrego‑Paroo‑Nebine

30 June 2016

4  South Australia—State areas delayed

                   The table in this clause specifies for regulation 11A.03 each State area in South Australia that section 54 of the Act (that deals with the requirement to have water resource plans) does not apply to until after the end day.

 

South Australia—State areas delayed

Item

State area

End day

1

Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges

30 June 2019

2

South Australian Murray Region

31 December 2017

3

South Australian River Murray

30 June 2019

 

Schedule 2Amendments relating to water information

  

Water Regulations 2008

1  Subregulation 1.03(1)

Insert:

Category K person means a person specified as a Category K person in the document titled Persons and Classes of Persons.

2  At the end of regulation 7.02

Add:

                    ; (j)  a Category K person.

3  Subregulation 7.03(1)

Omit “subregulation (2)”, substitute “subregulation (2), subject to subregulations (3) to (6)”.

4  Subregulation 7.03(2) (cell at table item 2, column headed “Subcategories in category”)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

2a‑2e in Part 3 of Schedule 3

5  Subregulation 7.03(3) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Information that is not water information

6  Subregulation 7.03(3)

Omit “However, the”, substitute “The”.

7  At the end of regulation 7.03

Add:

             (6)  However, for water information in subcategories 2d and 2e, paragraphs (3)(b) and (c) and subregulation (4) do not apply.

8  Subregulations 7.06(5), (6) and (7)

Repeal the subregulations, substitute:

How information is to be given

             (5)  A person must give a copy of water information under this regulation to the Bureau:

                     (a)  in a form approved by the Director of Meteorology for this subregulation; and

                     (b)  by way of the internet using FTP or web services.

             (6)  Subcategory 6d information may be given to the Bureau by way of an email sent to the email address, if any, specified on the Bureau’s website as being for this purpose.

             (7)  The Director must ensure that approved forms are publicly available.

             (8)  If a person is required to give a copy of water information in category 7 to the Bureau yearly, the information in the approved form must be expressed as volumes recorded each calendar month or more frequently.

9  At the end of regulation 7.07

Add:

             (3)  However, subregulation (2) does not apply to water information in subcategories 2d and 2e and the water information in those subcategories must be given to the Bureau by 30 September each year.

10  At the end of Schedule 2

Add:

Part 9Category K persons

  

 

Category K persons

Item

Subcategories of water information

Time

1

2d and 2e

Yearly

11  Part 1 of Schedule 3

Insert:

State aquifer framework information means any water information in the aquifer framework used by a State.

State NGIS information means any water information in a State’s National Groundwater Information System (NGIS) database.

12  Part 3 of Schedule 3 (at the end of the table)

Add:

2d

State aquifer framework information

2e

State NGIS information