Water management plan audits

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What are water management plans?

Water management plans comprise:

  • Water sharing plans - statutory documents that establish the rules for sharing water between the environment and other water users.
  • Floodplain management plans - provide the framework for coordinating flood work development to minimise future changes to flooding behaviour, and for increasing awareness of risk to life and property from flooding.

Commission's role in auditing water management plans

The Commission has a role under Section 44 of the Water Management Act 2000 to audit water management plans within the first five years of each plan to ascertain whether their provisions are being given effect to.

The Commission’s role commenced on 1 December 2018 under changes to the Water Management Act 2000.