The Landscape South Australia Act 2019 (the Act) passed Parliament in November 2019. To support the implementation of Schedule 4 of the Act, which establishes the South Australian Water Register (water register), the draft Landscape South Australia (Water Register) Regulations 2020 (the draft regulations) have been developed and released for public consultation.
Regulations support the implementation of the Act by providing guidance on how certain parts are interpreted and will establish further requirements, functions and powers related to the Act. The Act was brought into operation on 1 July 2020.
The draft regulations have been prepared based on feedback received from earlier consultation with industry stakeholder and peak bodies, to understand the desired features and key requirements for an improved register.
These water register regulations are intended to commence during the middle of 2021. Further information about the WMS Program can be found at: Reforming our water licensing business and delivering a modern online water register.