Wellington Regional Council (Water Board Functions) Act 2005

Reprint as at 25 March 2005

Wellington Regional Council (Water Board Functions) Act 2005

Local Act2005 No 1
Date of assent24 March 2005
Commencementsee section 2

Note

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.


  • Preamble

    (1) The Wellington Regional Water Board Act 1972 constituted the Wellington Regional Water Board and provided for its functions, powers, and duties:

    (2) The Wellington Region Constitution Order 1980 (Gazette 1980, p 1618) established the Wellington Regional Council, and clause 7 of the order—

    • (a) transferred to the Wellington Regional Council the functions, rights, powers, and duties conferred or imposed on the Wellington Regional Water Board by the Wellington Regional Water Board Act 1972; and

    • (c) dissolved the Wellington Regional Water Board on the assumption of its functions by the Wellington Regional Council:

    (3) The Local Government (Wellington Region) Reorganisation Order 1989 (Gazette 1989, p 2491) dissolved and re-established the Wellington Regional Council; and clause 16 of the order specifies the functions, duties, and powers of the Wellington Regional Council, including the functions, duties, and powers of the former Wellington Regional Council under the Wellington Regional Water Board Act 1972:

    (4) Section 12 of the Local Government Act 2002 confers on local authorities full capacity and full powers for the purpose of performing their role, but that section applies subject to any other enactment:

    (5) Under the Wellington Regional Water Board Act 1972, the functions, powers, and duties transferred to the Wellington Regional Council are limited:

    (6) The Wellington Regional Council wishes to establish and operate electrical installations and electrical works (such as wind turbines) to meet the needs for renewable energy, but the Wellington Regional Water Board Act 1972 does not authorise this to be done on land previously owned by the Wellington Regional Water Board and now vested in the Wellington Regional Council, including water collection areas and forestry areas under that Act.