Amendments to Part 7 of the Water Regulations 2008
Part 7 (Water Information) of the Water Regulations 2008 was amended in December 2008, July 2009, May 2012, November 2013 and April 2016. The Bureau is proposing further amendments for late 2016.
An amendment planned for the end of 2016 will implement recommendations 2 and 3 of the Interagency working group on Commonwealth water information provision report. The changes relate to water information Category 5 (water use information) and Category 7 (information about urban water management). The details of the amendment are subject to consultation with stakeholders.
In April 2016, amendments reduced water information requirements for Person Category E (rural water utilities) and changed the time for provision of certain subcategories by Person Category E and Person Categories A and B (lead water agencies, and other agencies of the Commonwealth or a State).
These amendments took effect on 19 April 2016
In November 2013, amendments provided for the Director of Meteorology to approve the form of water information and expanded the requirements for groundwater resource information.
These amendments took effect on 28 February 2014
In May 2012, amendments refined the obligations on water information holders and the subcategories of water information that must be provided to the Bureau. These amendments took effect on 5 July 2012.
The July 2009 amendments removed Schedule 2 (Persons and Classes of Persons) and Schedule 4 (Commercially Sensitive Sites) from the Regulations allowing them to be maintained on the Bureau's website.
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Amendments to Part 7 of the Regulations came into effect on 2 December 2008.
These amendments eased the requirements for reporting certain information and updated Schedules of named persons and commercially sensitive sites. (See Information Bulletin, Issue 3, 2 December 2008).