Wellington Regional Water Board Act 1972

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Wellington Regional Water Board Act 1972

Local Act1972 No 3
Date of assent29 July 1972
Commencementsee section 1


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.



1 Short Title and commencement

2 Interpretation

2A Application

Part 1

3 Wellington Water Region

4 Provisions relating to Manawatu Catchment District

5 Wellington Regional Water Board

6 Members of Board

7 Representative of industrial users

8 Appointment of members

9 Term of office of members

10 Insurance of Board members

11 Vacancies

12 Filling of extraordinary vacancies

13 Ouster of office

14 Chairman of Board

15 Chairman's allowance

16 Committees

17 Meetings of Board

18 Proceedings not invalid by irregularities, etc

19 Allowances to members

20 Rules as to proceedings of Board or committees, etc

21 Offices

22 Officers and employees

23 Acting officers

24 Power to acquire land and erect dwellings for employees

Part 2
Bulk water supply

25 Waterworks defined

26 Board to construct waterworks

27 Local authorities to be notified of work, etc

28 Entry on private land

29 Restrictions on entry

30 Surplus water may be sold for motive power

31 Board may purchase waterworks

32 Board may contract for water supply

33 Drawing off water from streams supplying waterworks

34 Offences with respect to waterworks

35 Pollution of waterworks

36 Factories, etc, may be examined

37 Diversion of water from waterworks in case of flood

38 Supply of water to constituent authorities

39 Appeals relating to supply of water

40 Board may operate constituent authority's waterworks

41 Supply of water outside the region

42 Constituent authorities not to carry out Board's functions

43 Water collection and forestry areas

Part 3
Forestry provisions

44 Forestry

45 Sale of land

46 Forest officers

47 Honorary rangers

48 Industries

49 Working plans

50 Disposal of forest produce

51 Licences to take forest produce

52 Permits for temporary occupation

53 Licences for grazing and other purposes

54 Forfeiture of licences and permits

55 Certain provision of the Municipal Corporations Act 1954 applied to licences

56 Scenic ways and pleasure grounds

57 Offences in respect of water collection and forestry areas

58 Water supply and forestry bylaws

Part 4
Underground water

59 Interpretation

60 Underground Water Act 1953, etc, not to apply to Board

61 Bylaws

62 Appeal against refusal to grant permit or dispensation

63 Disallowance of bylaws

64 Breach of bylaws

65 Charges for water

66 Charges for permits in part of region

67 Saving of existing bylaws

Part 5
Soil conservation and rivers control

68 Application of Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941

68A Affiliation with Catchment Authorities' Association

Part 6
Powers and duties

69 General powers of the Board

70 Public Works Act 1928 to apply to construction of works

71 Land acquired for works to vest in the Board

72 Board may purchase land, plant, and machinery

73 Contracts for works

74 Co-operative contracts

75 Board may make compositions

76 Compensation payable by Board for land taken or injuriously affected

77 Government works not to be interfered with

78 Board not authorised by this Act to create a nuisance

Part 7
Financial provisions

79 Bank account

80 Board may establish imprest account

81 Financial records

82 Board may establish depreciation and plant renewal funds and reserve funds

83 Borrowing powers

84 Unauthorised expenditure

85 Annual estimates of receipts and payments

86 Water supply

87 Surcharges for exceeding allocations

88 Payment of charges and surcharges

89 Calculation of assessments [Repealed]

90 Contributions by constituent authorities [Repealed]

91 Assessment of contributions

92 Appeal against estimate or assessment

93 Jurisdiction of District Court

94 Production of documents to be evidence

95 Payment of assessments

96 Powers of constituent authorities in respect of payment

97 Powers of Board to recover contributions in case of default

98 Superannuation and other benefits for employees

99 Preparation of accounts

100 Audit of accounts

101 Abstract and inspection of accounts

Part 8
Abolition of certain local authorities

102 Abolition of Wellington City and Suburban Water-supply Board

103 Abolition of Hutt River Board

104 Abolition of Hutt Valley Underground Water Authority

Part 9
Transfer of assets and liabilities

105 Transfer of property

106 Exemption from stamp duty

107 Provisions in respect of transfer of property

Part 10
General provisions

108 Extending Local Authorities (Employment Protection) Act 1963

109 Board may provide sports grounds and recreation areas

110 Bylaws

111 Reserves and Domains Act 1953 not to apply

112 Bylaws and special orders

113 Time for filing charging document

114 Liability for rates

115 Board exempt from Fencing Act 1908

116 Governor-General may extend time fixed by Act for exercising powers, etc

117 Service of notices, etc

118 Service of legal proceedings on Board

119 Authentication of documents by Board

120 Repeals, revocations, and savings

121 Saving of existing bylaws

122 Existing water rights

123 Amendments to other Acts

124 Public Bodies Leases Act 1969 applied to Board

Schedule 1
Wellington water region

Schedule 2
Part of region to which section 66 applies

Schedule 3
Provisions of Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941 and amendments which apply to Board and region

Schedule 4
Enactments repealed

Schedule 5
Orders in Council revoked

Reprint notes

An Act to constitute the Wellington Regional Water Board