USE OF GOVERNMENT WATERWORKS AND LAND FOR RECREATION
Title: Draft Regulations relating to Access and Use of Government Waterworks and Surrounding State -Owned Land for Recreational Purposes in Terms of the National Water Act, 1998
Government Notice: GN R1046 in Government Gazette 39348 of 30 October 2015
Date of commencement: Not yet specified
Potentially affected controls: Authorisation required for current/ planned recreational water uses.
These Regulations are, unless specified otherwise, applicable to water storage reservoirs of all government waterworks. A person who intends to engage in any activity that may impact on a government waterwork must apply in writing for the approval of an operational plan for such recreational water use to the competent authority before commencing with the activity. A person who is currently engaging in any activity that may impact on a government waterwork, under the auspices of a lease agreement or any other appropriate permit, must apply in writing for approval of an operational plan for such recreational water use within 60 days of the date on which he or she is notified in writing by the competent authority to do so.
These regulations provide for matters related to the implementation of a resource management plan on access and use of a government water work, access to government waterworks, application and approval of impacting and commercial recreational water use, application and approval of events and competitions, photography, film production and advertising, fires, hygiene and waste management, Camping and accommodation, damage to property, protection of biodiversity, rules and prohibited activities.
These Regulations also repeal the regulations published under Government Notice No. R.654 of 1 May 1964 (regulations made in respect of Government Dams and surrounding State-owned land). Interested persons are invited to submit any substantiated comments or representations on the proposed regulations within two months from date of publication of this notice.