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NATURE CONSERVATION AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 2013

          Queensland



Nature Conservation and
Other Legislation Amendment
Bill (No. 2) 2013

 


 

 

Queensland Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Contents Page Part 1 Preliminary 1 Short title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 2 Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent Division 1 Amendment of Aboriginal Land Act 1991 3 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 4 Amendment of s 170 (Requirements for indigenous management agreement) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 5 Amendment of s 284 (National park subject to lease to State etc.) 15 6 Amendment of sch 1 (Dictionary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Division 2 Amendment of Civil Liability Act 2003 7 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 8 Amendment of s 7 (Provisions relating to operation of Act) . . . . . 16 Division 3 Amendment of Forestry Act 1959 9 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 10 Amendment of s 25 (Power to set apart and declare State forests) 16 11 Insertion of new s 25A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 25A Particular forest reserve land set apart and declared as State forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 12 Amendment of s 28 (Power to set apart and declare timber reserves) 18 13 Omission of s 32AB (When setting apart and declaration, revocation or amalgamation etc. takes effect) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 14 Replacement of s 96E (Protection from liability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 96E Protection from liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Division 4 Amendment of Marine Parks Act 2004 15 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 16 Amendment of s 29 (Approval of management plan) . . . . . . . . . . 22

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Contents 17 Amendment of s 31 (Public notice of draft plan). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 18 Insertion of new s 32A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 32A Plan may be combined with another plan. . . . . . . . . . 23 19 Replacement of s 34 (Approval of amendment of management plan) 23 34 Approval of amendment of management plan . . . . . . 23 20 Amendment of s 36 (Public notice of draft amendment) . . . . . . . 23 21 Replacement of s 39 (Review of management plan) . . . . . . . . . . 24 39 Review of management plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 22 Amendment of s 147 (Protecting prescribed persons from liability) 25 Division 5 Amendment of Nature Conservation Act 1992 23 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 24 Amendment of s 4 (Object of Act) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 25 Amendment of s 5 (How object is to be achieved) . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 26 Amendment of s 14 (Classes of protected areas to which Act applies) ....................................... 29 27 Amendment of s 15 (Management of protected areas) . . . . . . . . 29 28 Omission of ss 24-26. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 29 Amendment of s 33A (Chief executive to lodge document for dedication, revocation and amalgamation etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 30 Omission of s 33B (When dedication, revocation or amalgamation etc. takes effect) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 31 Amendment of s 37A (Leases must be registered) . . . . . . . . . . . 31 32 Amendment of s 38 (Leases may be granted under Land Act 1994) 31 33 Amendment of s 40 (Dedication of national park as national park (Aboriginal land) or national park (Torres Strait Islander land)) . . 31 34 Amendment of s 41 (Dedication of Aboriginal land as national park (Aboriginal land) or Torres Strait Islander land as national park (Torres Strait Islander land)) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 35 Amendment of s 42 (Dedication of leasehold land as national park (Aboriginal land) or national park (Torres Strait Islander land)) . . 32 36 Amendment of s 42AEA (Particular powers about permitted uses for existing service facilities in national park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land)) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 37 Amendment of s 42AO (Particular powers about permitted uses on land in particular indigenous joint management areas) . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 38 Amendment of s 42AOA (Particular powers about permitted uses for existing service facilities on land in particular indigenous joint management areas) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 39 Omission of s 42AR (When dedication etc. takes effect) . . . . . . . 34 Page 2

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Contents 40 Replacement of pt 4, div 4, hdg (Nature refuges, coordinated conservation areas and wilderness areas). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Division 4 Nature refuges and coordinated conservation areas 41 Omission of s 43 (Meaning of protected area in division) . . . . . . 34 42 Amendment of s 44 (Proposal for declaration of protected area). 35 43 Amendment of s 45 (Conservation agreements) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 44 Amendment of s 46 (Declaration of protected area) . . . . . . . . . . 36 45 Amendment of s 47 (Duration and termination of conservation agreements) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 46 Amendment of s 48 (Variation or replacement of conservation agreements) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 47 Amendment of s 51 (Conservation agreements and covenants binding) ....................................... 38 48 Amendment of s 52 (Liability of State) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 49 Omission of pt 4, divs 5 and 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 50 Renumbering of pt 4, divs 7 and 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 51 Omission of s 66 (Cancellation of licences etc.). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 52 Amendment of s 70A (Purpose of pt 4A and its achievement). . . 39 53 Amendment of s 70B (Definitions for pt 4A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 54 Replacement of pt 4A, div 2, hdg (Dedication and revocation) . . 40 Division 2 Revocation of forest reserves 55 Omission of s 70C (Dedication of forest reserves) . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 56 Omission of s 70D (Naming of forest reserves) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 57 Amendment of s 70E (Revocation of forest reserves) . . . . . . . . . 40 58 Amendment of s 70EA (Chief executive to lodge document for dedication or revocation) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 59 Omission of s 70EB (When dedication, revocation or amalgamation takes effect) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 60 Amendment of s 70M (When designation ends) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 61 Insertion of new s 88BA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 88BA Restrictions relating to dugongs and marine turtles . . 42 62 Replacement of pt 7, hdg (Management and conservation plans) 43 Part 7 Management statements, management plans and conservation plans 63 Insertion of new pt 7, div 1, hdg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Division 1 Preliminary 64 Insertion of new pt 7, div 2, hdg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Page 3

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Contents Division 2 Preparing management statement or management plan 65 Amendment of s 111 (Management plans) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 66 Amendment of s 112 (Conservation plans) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 67 Insertion of new s 112 and pt 7, div 3, hdg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 112 Minister may prepare management plan . . . . . . . . . . 46 Division 3 Making and implementing management statements 68 Replacement of ss 113-116. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 113 Management statements to be consistent with management principles etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 113A Notice of making of management statement . . . . . . . 48 113B When management statement has effect. . . . . . . . . . 48 113C Implementation of management statement . . . . . . . . 48 Division 4 Preparing, approving and implementing management plans 114 Application of div 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 115 Preparation of draft plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 115A Notice of draft plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 115B Obtaining copy of draft plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 116 Submissions to be considered when preparing final management plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 69 Amendment of s 117 (Final management plans) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 70 Replacement of ss 118 and 119 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 118 Approval of final management plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 119 Management plan may be combined with another plan 52 119A When management plan has effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 119B Management statement ceases to have effect if management plan takes effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 71 Amendment of s 120 (Implementation of approved plan). . . . . . . 53 72 Insertion of new pt 7, divs 5-8 and pt 7, div 9, hdg . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Division 5 Amendment of management plans 120A Procedures for amending management plan . . . . . . . 53 120B Approval of amendment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 120C When amendment has effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Division 6 Publication of management statements and management plans Page 4

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Contents 120D Publication and availability of management statements and management plans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 120E Obtaining copies of management statements or management plans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Division 7 Reviewing management statements and management plans 120F Review of management statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 120G Review of management plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Division 8 Conservation plans 120I Conservation plans to be consistent with management principles etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 120J Approval of conservation plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 120K Implementation of conservation plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Division 9 Miscellaneous provisions 73 Amendment of s 121 (Plan replaces interim or declared management intent) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 74 Omission of ss 124 and 125. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 75 Amendment of s 131 (Proof of authority) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 76 Amendment of s 132 (Advisory committees) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 77 Amendment of s 133 (Chief executive to keep register). . . . . . . . 61 78 Amendment of s 137 (Licences to be consistent with management principles, and management intent or plan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 79 Amendment of s 141 (Delegation by chief executive) . . . . . . . . . 61 80 Replacement of s 142 (Protection from liability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 142 Protection from liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 81 Amendment of s 158 (False or misleading documents) . . . . . . . . 65 82 Insertion of new pt 12, div 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Division 5 Transitional provisions for Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2013 Subdivision 1 Provisions about management of protected areas and conservation plans 189 Definitions for sdiv 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 190 Application of amended part 7 to existing dedications or declarations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 191 Existing management statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 192 Preparation of other plans not completed at commencement 68 193 References to particular protected areas . . . . . . . . . . 69 Page 5

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Contents 194 Existing leases must still be registered . . . . . . . . . . . 70 83 Amendment of schedule (Dictionary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Division 6 Amendment of Recreation Areas Management Act 2006 84 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 85 Amendment of s 19 (Public notice of draft management plan). . . 72 86 Insertion of new s 22A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 22A Management plan may form part of another document 72 87 Amendment of s 26 (Public notice of draft amendment) . . . . . . . 72 88 Amendment of s 27 (Exceptions from ss 25 and 26) . . . . . . . . . . 73 89 Replacement of s 29 (Approval of amendment) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 29 Approval of amendment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 90 Replacement of s 31 (Reviewing management plans) . . . . . . . . . 74 31 Review of management plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 91 Insertion of new s 55A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 55A Form of commercial activity permit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 92 Amendment of s 69 (Chief executive may enter into commercial activity agreement) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 93 Amendment of s 111 (Unlawfully conducting commercial activity) 75 94 Amendment of s 118 (Unauthorised feeding of animals) . . . . . . . 75 95 Amendment of s 120 (Food to be kept from animals) . . . . . . . . . 76 96 Amendment of s 121 (Restriction on animals in recreation area) 76 97 Amendment of s 228 (Protecting officials from liability) . . . . . . . . 76 98 Amendment of schedule (Dictionary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation Division 1 Amendment of Forestry Act 1959 99 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 100 Amendment of sch 3 (Dictionary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Division 2 Amendment of Fossicking Act 1994 101 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 102 Amendment of s 3 (Definitions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Division 3 Amendment of Geothermal Energy Act 2010 103 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 104 Amendment of sch 2 (Dictionary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Division 4 Amendment of Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009 105 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 106 Amendment of sch 2 (Dictionary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Page 6

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Contents Division 5 Amendment of Land Act 1994 107 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 108 Amendment of sch 6 (Dictionary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Division 6 Amendment of Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 109 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 110 Amendment of sch 3 (Dictionary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Division 7 Amendment of Mineral Resources Act 1989 111 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 112 Amendment of sch 2 (Dictionary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Division 8 Amendment of Nature Conservation Act 1992 113 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 114 Amendment of s 14 (Classes of protected areas to which Act applies) ....................................... 87 115 Omission of s 16 (Management principles of national parks (scientific)) .................................... 87 116 Amendment of s 17 (Management principles of national parks) . 87 117 Replacement of ss 19A-21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 21 Management principles of regional parks. . . . . . . . . . 89 118 Renumbering of s 19AA (Management principles of national parks (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land)) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 119 Amendment of s 27 (Prohibition on mining, geothermal activities and GHG storage activities) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 120 Amendment of s 28 (Meaning of protected area in division) . . . . 90 121 Amendment of pt 4, div 2, sdiv 2, hdg (Dedication, revocation and amalgamation) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 122 Replacement of s 29 (Dedication of protected areas) . . . . . . . . . 91 29 Dedication of protected areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 123 Amendment of s 31 (Trustees of protected areas) . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 124 Amendment of s 34 (Leases etc. over protected areas). . . . . . . . 91 125 Amendment of s 35 (Chief executive's powers about permitted uses in national parks or national parks (recovery)) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 126 Amendment of s 35A (Chief executive's powers about permitted uses for existing service facilities in national parks or national parks (recovery)) ..................................... 92 127 Amendment of s 36 (Authorities for new national park or national park (recovery)) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 128 Amendment of s 39D (Definition for sdiv 4A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Page 7

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Contents 129 Amendment of s 41 (Dedication of Aboriginal land as national park (Aboriginal land) or Torres Strait Islander land as national park (Torres Strait Islander land)) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 130 Amendment of s 42 (Dedication of leasehold land as national park (Aboriginal land) or national park (Torres Strait Islander land)) . . 94 131 Amendment of s 42AB (Dedication of Aboriginal land as national park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land)) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 132 Amendment of s 42AC (Dedication of other land as national park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land)). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 133 Amendment of s 42AEA (Particular powers about permitted uses for existing service facilities in national park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land)) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 134 Amendment of s 42AI (Declaration of Aboriginal land as indigenous joint management area) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 135 Amendment of s 42AJ (Declaration of other land as an indigenous joint management area) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 136 Amendment of s 42AO (Particular powers about permitted uses on land in particular indigenous joint management areas) . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 137 Amendment of s 42AOA (Particular powers about permitted uses for existing service facilities on land in particular indigenous joint management areas) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 138 Amendment of s 42AP (Authorities for new national park or national park (recovery) that is an indigenous joint management area) . . 95 139 Replacement of pt 4, div 3A (Regeneration plans for national parks (recovery)) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Division 3A Special management areas and resource use areas 42A Declaration of special management area . . . . . . . . . . 96 42B When declaration of special management area ends 97 42C Declaration of resource use area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 140 Amendment of s 46 (Declaration of nature refuges) . . . . . . . . . . 98 141 Amendment of s 61 (Property in cultural and natural resources) . 98 142 Amendment of s 62 (Restriction on taking etc. of cultural and natural resources of protected areas) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 143 Amendment of s 67 (Compensation when protected area declared) 99 144 Replacement of s 69 (Preservation of landholders' interests) . . . 100 69 Preservation of landholders' interests . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 145 Amendment of s 70 (Unlawful use of certain words) . . . . . . . . . . 100 146 Insertion of new s 70AA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 70AA Regulations may define extent of area . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 147 Amendment of s 70B (Definitions for pt 4A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Page 8

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Contents 148 Amendment of s 111 (Chief executive to prepare management statement) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 149 Amendment of s 134 (Records to be maintained by registrar) . . . 102 150 Amendment of s 141 (Delegation by chief executive) . . . . . . . . . 103 151 Amendment of s 142 (Protection from liability). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 152 Omission of s 173R (Provision for stock grazing in particular national parks) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 153 Insertion of new pt 12, div 5, sdiv 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Subdivision 2 Provisions about classes of protected areas 195 Definitions for sdiv 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 196 National parks (scientific) taken to be national parks and special management areas (scientific) . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 197 National parks (recovery) taken to be national parks and special management areas (controlled action). . . . . . 105 198 Conservation parks taken to be regional parks . . . . . 106 199 Resources reserves taken to be regional parks and regional park (resource use area) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 200 References to particular protected areas . . . . . . . . . . 106 201 Trustees of conservation parks and resources reserves continue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 202 Change in class does not affect instruments applying to an area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 203 Particular previous use authorities continue. . . . . . . . 108 204 Deciding application for lease etc. for a protected area of an old class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 205 Transitional regulation-making power . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 154 Amendment of schedule (Dictionary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Division 9 Amendment of Petroleum Act 1923 155 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 156 Amendment of s 2 (Definitions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Division 10 Amendment of Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 157 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 158 Amendment of sch 2 (Dictionary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Division 11 Amendment of Survey and Mapping Infrastructure Act 2003 159 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 160 Amendment of s 66 (Non-application of sdivs 2 to 4 to particular land) ......................................... 113 Page 9

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Contents 161 Amendment of s 95 (Non-application of sdivs 2 to 4 to particular land) ......................................... 113 Division 12 Amendment of Vegetation Management Act 1999 162 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 163 Amendment of s 7 (Application of Act) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Part 4 Amendments about forest reserves commencing by proclamation Division 1 Amendment of Forestry Act 1959 164 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 165 Amendment of s 25 (Power to set apart and declare State forests) 115 Division 2 Amendment of Nature Conservation Act 1992 166 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 167 Omission of pt 4A (Forest reserves). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 168 Insertion of s 183A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 183A Application of div 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Division 3 Amendment of Petroleum Act 1923 169 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 170 Replacement of s 4 (Relationship with Nature Conservation Act 1992) ........................................ 116 4 Relationship with Nature Conservation Act 1992 . . . . 116 Division 4 Amendment of Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 171 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 172 Replacement of s 6A (Relationship with Nature Conservation Act 1992) ......................................... 117 6A Relationship with Nature Conservation Act 1992 . . . . 117 Division 5 Amendment of Sustainable Planning Act 2009 173 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 174 Amendment of s 10 (Definitions for terms used in development) . 118 Part 5 Consequential and minor amendments 175 Acts amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Schedule 1 Consequential and minor amendments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Part 1 Consequential and minor amendments commencing on assent Environmental Protection Act 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Land Act 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Marine Parks Act 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Nature Conservation Act 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Page 10

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Contents Part 2 Consequential and minor amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation Aboriginal Land Act 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Biodiscovery Act 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Environmental Protection Act 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Forestry Act 1959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Land Act 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 . 126 Liquor Act 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Mineral Resources Act 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Petroleum Act 1923 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004. . . . . . . . . 127 Part 3 Consequential and minor amendments about forest reserves commencing by proclamation Environmental Protection Act 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Geothermal Energy Act 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Land Act 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Nature Conservation Act 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Petroleum Act 1923 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004. . . . . . . . . 132 Recreation Areas Management Act 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Survey and Mapping Infrastructure Act 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Vegetation Management Act 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Page 11

 


 

 

2013 A Bill for An Act to amend the Aboriginal Land Act 1991, the Civil Liability Act 2003, the Environmental Protection Act 1994, the Forestry Act 1959, the Fossicking Act 1994, the Geothermal Energy Act 2010, the Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009, the Land Act 1994, the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002, the Marine Parks Act 2004, the Mineral Resources Act 1989, the Nature Conservation Act 1992, the Petroleum Act 1923, the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004, the Recreation Areas Management Act 2006, the Survey and Mapping Infrastructure Act 2003, the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and the Vegetation Management Act 1999 for particular purposes, and to make consequential or minor amendments to the Acts as stated in schedule 1 for purposes related to those particular purposes

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 1 Preliminary [s 1] The Parliament of Queensland enacts-- 1 Part 1 Preliminary 2 Clause 1 Short title 3 This Act may be cited as the Nature Conservation and Other 4 Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2013. 5 Clause 2 Commencement 6 Parts 3 and 4 and schedule 1, parts 2 and 3 commence on a 7 day to be fixed by proclamation. 8 Part 2 Amendments commencing on 9 assent 10 Division 1 Amendment of Aboriginal Land Act 11 1991 12 Clause 3 Act amended 13 This division amends the Aboriginal Land Act 1991. 14 Note-- 15 See also the amendments in schedule 1, part 2. 16 Clause 4 Amendment of s 170 (Requirements for indigenous 17 management agreement) 18 (1) Section 170(1)(d) and (g), before `management plan'-- 19 insert-- 20 Page 14

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 5] management statement or 1 (2) Section 170(5)-- 2 insert-- 3 management statement means a management 4 statement under the Nature Conservation Act 5 1992. 6 Clause 5 Amendment of s 284 (National park subject to lease to 7 State etc.) 8 (1) Section 284(7), from `required'-- 9 omit, insert-- 10 prepared under section 112 of that Act. 11 (2) Section 284(12)-- 12 insert-- 13 management plan, for national park land, means 14 a statement of specific objectives and policies 15 relating to the planning, use, development and 16 management of the national park land. 17 Clause 6 Amendment of sch 1 (Dictionary) 18 Schedule 1, definition management plan-- 19 omit. 20 Division 2 Amendment of Civil Liability Act 21 2003 22 Clause 7 Act amended 23 This division amends the Civil Liability Act 2003. 24 Page 15

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 8] Clause 8 Amendment of s 7 (Provisions relating to operation of 1 Act) 2 Section 7(2)-- 3 insert-- 4 Note-- 5 See, for example, the following provisions giving protection 6 from civil liability to particular persons-- 7 the Forestry Act 1959, section 96E 8 the Marine Parks Act 2004, section 147 9 the Nature Conservation Act 1992, section 142 10 the Recreation Areas Management Act 2006, section 11 228. 12 Division 3 Amendment of Forestry Act 1959 13 Clause 9 Act amended 14 This division amends the Forestry Act 1959. 15 Note-- 16 See also the amendments in-- 17 part 3, division 1 18 part 4, division 1 19 schedule 1, part 2. 20 Clause 10 Amendment of s 25 (Power to set apart and declare State 21 forests) 22 Section 25, `forest any Crown land, or any land or part thereof 23 which may then be a timber reserve.'-- 24 omit, insert-- 25 forest-- 26 (a) any Crown land; or 27 Page 16

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 11] (b) any land that is, or is part of, a timber 1 reserve; or 2 (c) any land that is, or is part of, a forest reserve 3 under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. 4 Clause 11 Insertion of new s 25A 5 After section 25-- 6 insert-- 7 25A Particular forest reserve land set apart and 8 declared as State forest 9 (1) This section applies if forest reserve land is set 10 apart and declared as a State forest. 11 (2) The land ceases to be land in a forest reserve 12 under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. 13 (3) On the setting apart and declaring of the land as 14 State forest-- 15 (a) this Act applies to the land and its 16 management; and 17 (b) the Nature Conservation Act 1992, section 18 70G does not apply to the land. 19 (4) This section applies despite the Nature 20 Conservation Act 1992, section 70G(4). 21 (5) To remove any doubt, it is declared that the 22 setting apart and declaration of the land as a State 23 forest does not extinguish or affect native title or 24 native title rights and interests in relation to the 25 land. 26 (6) In this section-- 27 forest reserve land means land that-- 28 (a) is, or is part of, a forest reserve under the 29 Nature Conservation Act 1992; and 30 Page 17

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 12] (b) is land to which the Nature Conservation 1 Act 1992, section 70G applies. 2 Clause 12 Amendment of s 28 (Power to set apart and declare 3 timber reserves) 4 Section 28(1), after `regulation'-- 5 insert-- 6 made before 30 June 2014 7 Clause 13 Omission of s 32AB (When setting apart and declaration, 8 revocation or amalgamation etc. takes effect) 9 Section 32AB-- 10 omit. 11 Clause 14 Replacement of s 96E (Protection from liability) 12 Section 96E-- 13 omit, insert-- 14 96E Protection from liability 15 (1) An official is not civilly liable for an act done, or 16 omission made, honestly and without negligence 17 under this Act. 18 (2) If subsection (1) prevents a civil liability 19 attaching to an official, the liability attaches 20 instead to the State. 21 (3) Also, the State or an official is not civilly liable in 22 a proceeding for an act done, or omission made, 23 in-- 24 (a) the performance or purported performance 25 of a function under this Act; or 26 (b) the exercise or purported exercise of a 27 power under this Act; or 28 Page 18

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 14] (c) the management or operation of a State 1 forest or timber reserve. 2 Note-- 3 Land in a State forest could be a State plantation 4 forest under section 32A. 5 (4) However, subsection (3) does not apply to any 6 liability of the State or an official arising from the 7 State's or official's-- 8 (a) construction, installation or maintenance of 9 a State fixture, or State road, that is 10 defective other than because of a natural 11 event; or 12 (b) failure to give adequate notice of a State 13 fixture, or State road, that is defective other 14 than because of a natural event; or 15 (c) carrying out of a State management activity. 16 Examples of a natural event for paragraphs (a) and (b)-- 17 a storm, flood, period of heavy rain 18 (5) Also, subsection (3) does not apply in relation 19 to-- 20 (a) any liability of the State or an official for an 21 MAIA injury incurred by the State or 22 official as an insured person; or 23 (b) any liability of the State or an official for an 24 injury for which compensation is payable 25 under the Workers' Compensation and 26 Rehabilitation Act 2003 incurred by the 27 State or official in the State's or official's 28 capacity as an employer. 29 (6) For subsection (5)(b), the following is 30 immaterial-- 31 (a) whether compensation for the injury is 32 actually claimed under the Workers' 33 Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003; 34 Page 19

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 14] (b) whether the entitlement to seek damages for 1 the injury is regulated under that Act. 2 (7) In this section-- 3 compensation see the Workers' Compensation 4 and Rehabilitation Act 2003, section 9. 5 damages includes any form of monetary 6 compensation. 7 defective includes damaged or destroyed. 8 insured person see the Motor Accident Insurance 9 Act 1994, section 4. 10 MAIA injury means a personal injury to which 11 the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 applies. 12 official means each of the following persons-- 13 (a) the Minister; 14 (b) the chief executive; 15 (c) a forest officer, plantation officer or other 16 officer appointed under section 17; 17 (d) a public service employee or another 18 employee of the State; 19 (e) a person acting under a delegation under 20 section 96B; 21 (f) an employee of a person mentioned in 22 paragraph (e); 23 (g) a person acting, on a voluntary basis 24 (irrespective of whether the person receives 25 out-of-pocket expenses), under the direction 26 of a person mentioned in paragraph (a), (b), 27 (c), (d), (e) or (f). 28 personal injury see the Civil Liability Act 2003, 29 schedule 2. 30 proceeding means a proceeding for damages 31 based on a liability for personal injury, damage to 32 Page 20

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 14] property or economic loss resulting from 1 personal injury or damage to property, and, for a 2 fatal injury, includes a proceeding for the 3 deceased's dependants or estate. 4 State fixture means a building, structure or other 5 thing constructed or installed by the State 6 including, for example, the following-- 7 (a) a lookout or boardwalk; 8 (b) a stairway; 9 (c) a fence or other barrier; 10 (d) a thing used for a recreational purpose. 11 Examples for paragraph (d)-- 12 a flying fox ride or zipline ride 13 a rope or swing over a river or waterhole 14 a ramp or jump on a mountain bike trail 15 an anchor point for rock climbing 16 State management activity means-- 17 (a) programmed shooting or poisoning of 18 animals; or 19 (b) programmed burning or poisoning of 20 vegetation. 21 State road means-- 22 (a) a State-controlled road within the meaning 23 of the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994, 24 schedule 6; or 25 (b) another road, within the meaning of the 26 Transport Operations (Road Use 27 Management) Act 1995, constructed by the 28 State. 29 Page 21

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 15] Division 4 Amendment of Marine Parks Act 1 2004 2 Clause 15 Act amended 3 This division amends the Marine Parks Act 2004. 4 Note-- 5 See also the amendments in schedule 1, part 1. 6 Clause 16 Amendment of s 29 (Approval of management plan) 7 Section 29(2) to (4)-- 8 omit. 9 Clause 17 Amendment of s 31 (Public notice of draft plan) 10 (1) Section 31, heading, `Public notice'-- 11 omit, insert-- 12 Notice 13 (2) Section 31(1)-- 14 omit, insert-- 15 (1) The Minister must publish a notice about the 16 draft plan on the department's website. 17 (3) Section 31(3), `public notice is given'-- 18 omit, insert-- 19 notice is published 20 Clause 18 Insertion of new s 32A 21 After section 32-- 22 insert-- 23 Page 22

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 19] 32A Plan may be combined with another plan 1 A management plan may be combined with 1 or more 2 of the following-- 3 (a) a management plan for another marine park; 4 (b) a management plan for an area dedicated or 5 declared under the Nature Conservation Act 6 1992; 7 (c) a management plan for a recreation area 8 under the Recreation Areas Management 9 Act 2006. 10 Clause 19 Replacement of s 34 (Approval of amendment of 11 management plan) 12 Section 34-- 13 omit, insert-- 14 34 Approval of amendment of management plan 15 (1) If an amendment of a management plan has been 16 prepared under sections 35 to 37, the following 17 person may, by gazette notice, approve the final 18 amendment-- 19 (a) if the amendment is of a type mentioned in 20 section 36(5) or (6)--the Minister; or 21 (b) otherwise--the Governor in Council. 22 (2) The gazette notice must state where a copy of the 23 approved amendment is available for inspection. 24 Clause 20 Amendment of s 36 (Public notice of draft amendment) 25 (1) Section 36, heading, `Public notice'-- 26 omit, insert-- 27 Notice 28 (2) Section 36(1)-- 29 Page 23

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 21] omit, insert-- 1 (1) The Minister must publish a notice about the 2 draft amendment on the department's website. 3 (3) Section 36(3), `public notice is given'-- 4 omit, insert-- 5 notice is published 6 (4) Section 36(5)-- 7 insert-- 8 (c) to make a change to ensure the plan is 9 consistent with State government policy. 10 (5) Section 36-- 11 insert-- 12 (6A) If subsection (5)(c) applies for an amendment, 13 the Minister must publish a notice on the 14 department's website stating-- 15 (a) the amendments made to the plan; and 16 (b) the reasons for the amendments. 17 (6) Section 36(6A) and (7)-- 18 renumber as section 36(7) and (8). 19 Clause 21 Replacement of s 39 (Review of management plan) 20 Section 39-- 21 omit, insert-- 22 39 Review of management plan 23 (1) The Minister must review the operation of the 24 management plan for each marine park not later 25 than 10 years after its approval. 26 (2) On completion of the review, the Minister may-- 27 (a) prepare a new management plan for the 28 marine park; or 29 Page 24

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 22] (b) amend the existing management plan for the 1 marine park; or 2 (c) leave the existing management plan for the 3 marine park unchanged. 4 Clause 22 Amendment of s 147 (Protecting prescribed persons from 5 liability) 6 (1) Section 147-- 7 insert-- 8 (2A) Also, the State or a prescribed person is not 9 civilly liable in a proceeding for an act done, or 10 omission made, in-- 11 (a) the performance or purported performance 12 of a function under this Act; or 13 (b) the exercise or purported exercise of a 14 power under this Act; or 15 (c) the management or operation of a marine 16 park. 17 (2B) However, subsection (3) does not apply to any 18 liability of the State or a prescribed person 19 arising from the State's or prescribed person's-- 20 (a) construction, installation or maintenance of 21 a State fixture, or State road, that is 22 defective other than because of a natural 23 event; or 24 (b) failure to give adequate notice of a State 25 fixture, or State road, that is defective other 26 than because of a natural event; or 27 (c) carrying out of a State management activity. 28 Examples of a natural event for paragraphs (a) and (b)-- 29 a storm, flood, period of heavy rain 30 (2C) Also, subsection (3) does not apply in relation 31 to-- 32 Page 25

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 22] (a) any liability of the State or a prescribed 1 person for an MAIA injury incurred by the 2 State or prescribed person as an insured 3 person; or 4 (b) any liability of the State or a prescribed 5 person for an injury for which compensation 6 is payable under the Workers' 7 Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 8 incurred by the State or prescribed person in 9 the State's or prescribed person's capacity as 10 an employer. 11 (2D) For subsection (5)(b), the following is 12 immaterial-- 13 (a) whether compensation for the injury is 14 actually claimed under the Workers' 15 Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003; 16 (b) whether the entitlement to seek damages for 17 the injury is regulated under that Act. 18 (2) Section 147(3), definition prescribed person, paragraph (e)-- 19 omit, insert-- 20 (e) a person acting under-- 21 (i) the authority, under this Act, of a 22 person mentioned in paragraph (a), (b), 23 (c) or (d); or 24 (ii) a direction given under this Act by a 25 person mentioned in paragraph (a), (b), 26 (c) or (d). 27 (3) Section 147(3)-- 28 insert-- 29 compensation see the Workers' Compensation 30 and Rehabilitation Act 2003, section 9. 31 damages includes any form of monetary 32 compensation. 33 Page 26

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 22] defective includes damaged or destroyed. 1 insured person see the Motor Accident Insurance 2 Act 1994, section 4. 3 MAIA injury means a personal injury to which 4 the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 applies. 5 personal injury see the Civil Liability Act 2003, 6 schedule 2. 7 proceeding means a proceeding for damages 8 based on a liability for personal injury, damage to 9 property or economic loss resulting from 10 personal injury or damage to property, and, for a 11 fatal injury, includes a proceeding for the 12 deceased's dependants or estate. 13 State fixture means a building, structure or other 14 thing constructed or installed by the State 15 including, for example, the following-- 16 (a) a boardwalk, jetty, lookout or mooring; 17 (b) a stairway; 18 (c) a fence or other barrier; 19 (d) a thing used for a recreational purpose. 20 Examples for paragraph (d)-- 21 a flying fox ride or zipline ride 22 a rope or swing over a river or waterhole 23 a pontoon 24 an anchor point for rock climbing 25 State management activity means-- 26 (a) programmed shooting or poisoning of 27 animals; or 28 (b) programmed burning or poisoning of 29 vegetation. 30 State road means-- 31 Page 27

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 23] (a) a State-controlled road within the meaning 1 of the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994, 2 schedule 6; or 3 (b) another road, within the meaning of the 4 Transport Operations (Road Use 5 Management) Act 1995, constructed by the 6 State. 7 (4) Section 147(2A) to (3)-- 8 renumber as section 147(3) to (7). 9 Division 5 Amendment of Nature Conservation 10 Act 1992 11 Clause 23 Act amended 12 This division amends the Nature Conservation Act 1992. 13 Note-- 14 See also the amendments in-- 15 part 3, division 8 16 part 4, division 2 17 schedule 1, parts 1 and 3. 18 Clause 24 Amendment of s 4 (Object of Act) 19 Section 4, `nature.'-- 20 omit, insert-- 21 nature while allowing for the following-- 22 (a) the involvement of indigenous people in the 23 management of protected areas in which 24 they have an interest; 25 (b) the use and enjoyment of protected areas by 26 the community; 27 Page 28

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 25] (c) the social, cultural and commercial use of 1 protected areas in a way consistent with the 2 natural and cultural and other values of the 3 areas. 4 Clause 25 Amendment of s 5 (How object is to be achieved) 5 (1) Section 5, `The conservation of nature'-- 6 omit, insert-- 7 The object of this Act 8 (2) Section 5(c), dot point, subparagraph (iii), `the'-- 9 omit. 10 (3) Section 5(c), after dot point-- 11 insert-- 12 the management of protected areas 13 having regard to any management 14 statement for the areas; 15 (4) Section 5(e), after dot point-- 16 insert-- 17 providing for the ecologically 18 sustainable use of protected areas by 19 the preparation of management 20 statements for use in managing the 21 areas; 22 Clause 26 Amendment of s 14 (Classes of protected areas to which 23 Act applies) 24 Section 14(j) to (l)-- 25 omit. 26 Clause 27 Amendment of s 15 (Management of protected areas) 27 (1) Section 15(1)(b)(iii), `or a wilderness area'-- 28 Page 29

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 28] omit. 1 (2) Section 15(1)(b)(iv)(A), before `management plan'-- 2 insert-- 3 management statement or 4 (3) Section 15(1)(c)-- 5 omit, insert-- 6 (c) if a management plan is in effect for the 7 area--the management plan for the area. 8 (4) Section 15-- 9 insert-- 10 (4) If a management statement is in effect for a 11 protected area, the statement is to be considered 12 in managing the area. 13 Clause 28 Omission of ss 24-26 14 Sections 24 to 26-- 15 omit. 16 Clause 29 Amendment of s 33A (Chief executive to lodge document 17 for dedication, revocation and amalgamation etc.) 18 Section 33A(1)(c), `section 32'-- 19 omit, insert-- 20 section 33 21 Clause 30 Omission of s 33B (When dedication, revocation or 22 amalgamation etc. takes effect) 23 Section 33B-- 24 omit. 25 Page 30

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 31] Clause 31 Amendment of s 37A (Leases must be registered) 1 Section 37A, from `section 34' to `the executive'-- 2 omit, insert-- 3 section 34, 35, 35A or 36, or renewed under section 4 37, the chief executive' 5 Clause 32 Amendment of s 38 (Leases may be granted under Land 6 Act 1994) 7 Section 38(2)(a)(ii)-- 8 omit, insert-- 9 (ii) if a management plan is in effect for 10 the area--the management plan for the 11 area; and 12 Clause 33 Amendment of s 40 (Dedication of national park as 13 national park (Aboriginal land) or national park (Torres 14 Strait Islander land)) 15 Section 40(2), `management plan for the national park land under 16 section 119'-- 17 insert-- 18 management statement or management plan for the 19 national park land under section 113A or 118 20 Clause 34 Amendment of s 41 (Dedication of Aboriginal land as 21 national park (Aboriginal land) or Torres Strait Islander 22 land as national park (Torres Strait Islander land)) 23 (1) Section 41(2), from `land), the'-- 24 omit, insert-- 25 land)-- 26 (a) the chief executive may prepare a 27 management statement for the land; or 28 Page 31

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 35] (b) the Minister may prepare a management 1 plan for the land. 2 (2) Section 41(3)-- 3 omit, insert-- 4 (3) Part 7 applies to the management statement or 5 management plan as if it were a management 6 statement or management plan for a protected 7 area. 8 (3) Section 41(4), `The Minister must prepare the management 9 plan'-- 10 omit, insert-- 11 The management statement or management plan must 12 be prepared 13 (4) Section 41(5)(b), before `management plan'-- 14 insert-- 15 management statement or 16 Clause 35 Amendment of s 42 (Dedication of leasehold land as 17 national park (Aboriginal land) or national park (Torres 18 Strait Islander land)) 19 (1) Section 42(2), from `land), the'-- 20 omit, insert-- 21 land)-- 22 (a) the chief executive may prepare a 23 management statement for the land; or 24 (b) the Minister may prepare a management 25 plan for the land. 26 (2) Section 42(3)-- 27 omit, insert-- 28 (3) Part 7 applies to the management statement or 29 management plan as if it were a management 30 Page 32

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 36] statement or management plan for a protected 1 area. 2 (3) Section 42(4), `The Minister must prepare the management 3 plan'-- 4 omit, insert-- 5 The management statement or management plan must 6 be prepared 7 (4) Section 42(5)(b), before `management plan'-- 8 insert-- 9 management statement or 10 Clause 36 Amendment of s 42AEA (Particular powers about 11 permitted uses for existing service facilities in national 12 park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land)) 13 (1) Section 42AEA(1), `land), may'-- 14 omit, insert-- 15 land) may 16 (2) Section 42AEA-- 17 insert-- 18 (2A) As soon as practicable after a lease is granted 19 under subsection (1), the chief executive must 20 lodge the lease with the chief executive (lands) 21 for registration. 22 (3) Section 42AEA(2A) and (3)-- 23 renumber as section 42AEA(3) and (4). 24 Clause 37 Amendment of s 42AO (Particular powers about 25 permitted uses on land in particular indigenous joint 26 management areas) 27 Section 42AO-- 28 insert-- 29 Page 33

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 38] (3) As soon as practicable after a lease is granted 1 under subsection (1), the chief executive must 2 lodge the lease with the chief executive (lands) 3 for registration. 4 Clause 38 Amendment of s 42AOA (Particular powers about 5 permitted uses for existing service facilities on land in 6 particular indigenous joint management areas) 7 (1) Section 42AOA-- 8 insert-- 9 (2A) As soon as practicable after a lease is granted 10 under subsection (1), the chief executive must 11 lodge the lease with the chief executive (lands) 12 for registration. 13 (2) Section 42AOA(2A) and (3)-- 14 renumber as section 42AOA(3) and (4). 15 Clause 39 Omission of s 42AR (When dedication etc. takes effect) 16 Section 42AR-- 17 omit. 18 Clause 40 Replacement of pt 4, div 4, hdg (Nature refuges, 19 coordinated conservation areas and wilderness areas) 20 Part 4, division 4, heading-- 21 omit, insert-- 22 Division 4 Nature refuges and 23 coordinated conservation 24 areas 25 Clause 41 Omission of s 43 (Meaning of protected area in division) 26 Section 43-- 27 Page 34

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 42] omit. 1 Clause 42 Amendment of s 44 (Proposal for declaration of protected 2 area) 3 (1) Section 44, heading, `protected area'-- 4 omit, insert-- 5 nature refuge 6 (2) Section 44(1), `protected area'-- 7 omit, insert-- 8 nature refuge 9 (3) Section 44(2)(a), `area'-- 10 omit, insert-- 11 nature refuge 12 (4) Section 44(2)(b)-- 13 omit, insert-- 14 (b) specify the proposed management intent for 15 the nature refuge. 16 Clause 43 Amendment of s 45 (Conservation agreements) 17 (1) Section 45, heading, after `agreements'-- 18 insert-- 19 for nature refuges 20 (2) Section 45(1)(a), `protected area'-- 21 omit, insert-- 22 nature refuge 23 (3) Section 45(1)(b)-- 24 omit. 25 (4) Section 45(1)(c) and (d), `area'-- 26 Page 35

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 44] omit, insert-- 1 nature refuge 2 (5) Section 45(1)(c) and (d)-- 3 renumber as section 45(1)(b) and (c). 4 (6) Section 45(3), `the class of area'-- 5 omit, insert-- 6 a nature refuge 7 (7) Section 45(5)(e), (f) and (i), `area'-- 8 omit, insert-- 9 nature refuge 10 (8) Section 45(5)(l), from `the area'-- 11 omit, insert-- 12 the nature refuge, including the implementation of any 13 management plan for the nature refuge. 14 Clause 44 Amendment of s 46 (Declaration of protected area) 15 (1) Section 46, heading `protected area'-- 16 omit, insert-- 17 nature refuges 18 (2) Section 46(1)-- 19 omit, insert-- 20 (1) A regulation may declare a specified area of State 21 land, or the area the subject of a conservation 22 agreement, as a nature refuge. 23 (3) Section 46(2)(a)-- 24 omit, insert-- 25 (a) the declared management intent for the 26 nature refuge; and 27 (4) Section 46(5) and (6)-- 28 Page 36

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 45] omit. 1 (5) Section 46(7)-- 2 renumber as section 46(5). 3 Clause 45 Amendment of s 47 (Duration and termination of 4 conservation agreements) 5 (1) Section 47(1)(b), `protected area'-- 6 omit, insert-- 7 nature refuge or coordinated conservation area 8 (2) Section 47(2)(a), `or wilderness area'-- 9 omit. 10 (3) Section 47(2)(a)(ii), `area'-- 11 omit, insert-- 12 nature refuge 13 Clause 46 Amendment of s 48 (Variation or replacement of 14 conservation agreements) 15 (1) Section 48(1), from `protected' to `the area'-- 16 omit, insert-- 17 nature refuge or coordinated conservation area (the 18 earlier agreement) may enter into another 19 conservation agreement for the nature refuge or 20 coordinated conservation area 21 (2) Section 48(2)(a)-- 22 omit, insert-- 23 (a) in the case of a nature refuge--by removing, 24 at the request of the landholder who entered 25 into the agreement, a part of the nature 26 refuge that, in the Minister's opinion, is no 27 longer needed for, or capable of being used 28 Page 37

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 47] to achieve, the declared management intent 1 for the nature refuge; and 2 (3) Section 48(2)(b), `the area'-- 3 omit, insert-- 4 the coordinated conservation area 5 (4) Section 48-- 6 insert-- 7 (3A) For a later agreement for a coordinated 8 conservation area, section 45(2) to (5) applies to 9 the later agreement as if a reference to the nature 10 refuge were a reference to the coordinated 11 conservation area. 12 Clause 47 Amendment of s 51 (Conservation agreements and 13 covenants binding) 14 Section 51(2), from `on'-- 15 omit, insert-- 16 on-- 17 (a) if land in the area to which the agreement 18 applies is subject to a lease, mining interest, 19 geothermal tenure or GHG authority--the 20 lessee, interest holder or authority holder; 21 and 22 (b) if land in the area to which the agreement 23 applies is subject to an encumbrance--the 24 person entitled to the benefit of the 25 encumbrance. 26 Clause 48 Amendment of s 52 (Liability of State) 27 Section 52(2)(b), `protected area'-- 28 omit, insert-- 29 nature refuge or coordinated conservation area 30 Page 38

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 49] Clause 49 Omission of pt 4, divs 5 and 6 1 Part 4, divisions 5 and 6-- 2 omit. 3 Clause 50 Renumbering of pt 4, divs 7 and 8 4 Part 4, divisions 7 and 8-- 5 renumber as part 4, divisions 5 and 6 6 Clause 51 Omission of s 66 (Cancellation of licences etc.) 7 Section 66-- 8 omit. 9 Clause 52 Amendment of s 70A (Purpose of pt 4A and its 10 achievement) 11 (1) Section 70A(1), `areas within State forests, timber reserves, 12 Land Act reserves or unallocated State land'-- 13 omit, insert-- 14 forest reserves 15 (2) Section 70A(2)-- 16 omit. 17 (3) Section 70A(3), `part, each'-- 18 omit, insert-- 19 part or the land ceasing to be forest reserve under the 20 Forestry Act 1959, section 25A, each 21 (4) Section 70A(3)-- 22 renumber as section 70A(2). 23 Clause 53 Amendment of s 70B (Definitions for pt 4A) 24 Section 70B, definition forest reserve-- 25 Page 39

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 54] omit, insert-- 1 forest reserve means an area of land dedicated as 2 a forest reserve under section 70C as in force 3 before the commencement of the Nature 4 Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment 5 Act (No. 2) 2013, section 55 if-- 6 (a) the dedication has not been revoked under 7 section 70E; and 8 (b) the land has not ceased to be land in a forest 9 reserve under the Forestry Act 1959, section 10 25A. 11 Clause 54 Replacement of pt 4A, div 2, hdg (Dedication and 12 revocation) 13 Part 4A, division 2, heading-- 14 omit, insert-- 15 Division 2 Revocation of forest 16 reserves 17 Clause 55 Omission of s 70C (Dedication of forest reserves) 18 Section 70C-- 19 omit. 20 Clause 56 Omission of s 70D (Naming of forest reserves) 21 Section 70D-- 22 omit. 23 Clause 57 Amendment of s 70E (Revocation of forest reserves) 24 Section 70E-- 25 insert-- 26 Page 40

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 58] (4) Also, subsection (2) does not affect the power of 1 the Governor in Council to make a regulation 2 under the Forestry Act 1959, section 25 to set 3 apart and declare as a State forest any forest 4 reserve or part of a forest reserve. 5 Clause 58 Amendment of s 70EA (Chief executive to lodge 6 document for dedication or revocation) 7 (1) Section 70EA, heading, `dedication or'-- 8 omit. 9 (2) Section 70EA(1), `section 70C or 70E for the dedication or'-- 10 omit, insert-- 11 section 70E for the 12 (3) Section 70EA(3), `dedication or'-- 13 omit. 14 Clause 59 Omission of s 70EB (When dedication, revocation or 15 amalgamation takes effect) 16 Section 70EB-- 17 omit. 18 Clause 60 Amendment of s 70M (When designation ends) 19 Section 70M-- 20 insert-- 21 (c) the area ceases to be forest reserve under the 22 Forestry Act 1959, section 25A. 23 Clause 61 Insertion of new s 88BA 24 After section 88B-- 25 insert-- 26 Page 41

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 61] 88BA Restrictions relating to dugongs and marine 1 turtles 2 (1) A person must not sell or give away, at 3 commercial food premises, a prescribed animal 4 or prescribed product. 5 Maximum penalty--3000 penalty units or 2 years 6 imprisonment. 7 (2) In this section-- 8 commercial food premises-- 9 (a) means premises on or from which food is 10 sold or given away as a part of a business 11 operating from the premises; but 12 Examples of a business for paragraph (a)-- 13 restaurant, cafe, recreation club 14 (b) does not include premises-- 15 (i) being used in association with a public 16 event; and 17 (ii) on or from which the selling or giving 18 away of food takes place only 19 occasionally. 20 Examples of premises for paragraph (b)-- 21 a hall at which a community fair is being held, a 22 temporary stall at a cultural fair 23 dugong means the mammal Dugong dugon. 24 marine turtle means a turtle of the family 25 Chelondiidae or Dermochelyidae. 26 prescribed animal means a protected marine 27 turtle or dugong. 28 prescribed product means anything made or 29 derived from a prescribed animal. 30 Page 42

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 62] Clause 62 Replacement of pt 7, hdg (Management and conservation 1 plans) 2 Part 7, heading-- 3 omit, insert-- 4 Part 7 Management 5 statements, 6 management plans and 7 conservation plans 8 Clause 63 Insertion of new pt 7, div 1, hdg 9 Part 7, before section 110-- 10 insert-- 11 Division 1 Preliminary 12 Clause 64 Insertion of new pt 7, div 2, hdg 13 After section 110-- 14 insert-- 15 Division 2 Preparing management 16 statement or management 17 plan 18 Clause 65 Amendment of s 111 (Management plans) 19 (1) Section 111, heading-- 20 omit, insert-- 21 111 Chief executive to prepare management 22 statement 23 (2) Section 111(1), (5), (6) and (7), `Minister'-- 24 omit, insert-- 25 chief executive 26 Page 43

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 65] (3) Section 111(1), (5), (6), (7) and (8), `plan'-- 1 omit, insert-- 2 statement 3 (4) Section 111(1)(b)(iii)-- 4 omit. 5 (5) Section 111(1)(b)(iv)-- 6 renumber as section 111(1)(b)(iii). 7 (6) Section 111(2), `Minister is not required to prepare a 8 management plan'-- 9 omit, insert-- 10 chief executive is not required to prepare a 11 management statement 12 (7) Section 111(2)(a), before `management plan'-- 13 insert-- 14 management statement (an existing management 15 statement) or 16 (8) Section 111(2)(b), `either of the following apply--'-- 17 omit, insert-- 18 any of the following applies-- 19 (9) Section 111(2)(b)(i), before `existing management plan'-- 20 insert-- 21 existing management statement or 22 (10) Section 111(2)(b)(ii)-- 23 omit, insert-- 24 (ii) if there is an existing management 25 statement in effect for the existing 26 protected area--the chief executive 27 amends the existing management 28 statement to apply to the newly 29 dedicated protected area; or 30 Page 44

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 66] (iii) if there is an existing management plan 1 in effect for the existing protected 2 area--the Minister amends the existing 3 management plan to apply to the newly 4 dedicated protected area. 5 (11) Section 111-- 6 insert-- 7 (3) Also, the chief executive is not required to 8 prepare a management statement for the area if 9 the Minister notifies the chief executive that the 10 Minister is preparing a management plan for the 11 area. 12 (12) Section 111(5), `plans'-- 13 omit, insert-- 14 statements 15 (13) Section 111-- 16 insert-- 17 (9) A management statement for an area may be 18 combined with a management statement for 19 another area dedicated or declared under this Act. 20 (14) Section 111(5) to (9)-- 21 renumber as section 111(4) to (8). 22 Clause 66 Amendment of s 112 (Conservation plans) 23 (1) Section 112, heading-- 24 omit, insert-- 25 112 Preparation of conservation plans 26 (2) Section 112(3)-- 27 omit. 28 (3) Section 112(4)-- 29 renumber as section 112(3). 30 Page 45

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 67] (4) Section 112-- 1 insert-- 2 (4) If the conservation plan is to provide for matters 3 for which a regulation may be made under this 4 Act, subsection (3) only applies if the Minister is 5 satisfied it is more appropriate in the 6 circumstances for a conservation plan to provide 7 for the matters. 8 (5) Section 112-- 9 relocate to part 7, division 8 as inserted by this Act and 10 renumber as section 120H. 11 Clause 67 Insertion of new s 112 and pt 7, div 3, hdg 12 After section 111-- 13 insert-- 14 112 Minister may prepare management plan 15 (1) This section applies to-- 16 (a) an area mentioned in section 111(1); or 17 (b) an area that is an aggregation of areas 18 assigned a name under section 64. 19 (2) The Minister may prepare a management plan for 20 the area if the Minister is satisfied it is 21 appropriate in the circumstances having regard to 22 the following-- 23 (a) the importance of the area's natural or 24 cultural resources and values; 25 (b) any significant or particular threats to the 26 area's natural or cultural resources and 27 values; 28 (c) any significant public interest concerns for 29 the area's natural or cultural resources and 30 values; 31 Page 46

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 68] (d) the nature of any proposed commercial or 1 recreational uses of, and opportunities for, 2 the area and the proposed management of 3 those uses. 4 (3) The Minister may after the declaration of a nature 5 refuge, other than under section 49, prepare a 6 management plan for the area of the refuge if the 7 landholder of the area agrees. 8 (4) A management plan for a national park (Cape 9 York Peninsula Aboriginal land) or an indigenous 10 joint management area must-- 11 (a) be prepared jointly with the indigenous 12 landholder for the protected area; and 13 (b) be consistent with any indigenous land use 14 agreement, and the indigenous management 15 agreement, for the protected area. 16 Division 3 Making and implementing 17 management statements 18 Clause 68 Replacement of ss 113-116 19 Sections 113 to 116-- 20 omit, insert-- 21 113 Management statements to be consistent with 22 management principles etc. 23 (1) A management statement for an area must-- 24 (a) be consistent with the management 25 principles for the class of the area; and 26 (b) if the area is a nature refuge or coordinated 27 conservation area--be consistent with any 28 conservation agreement or conservation 29 covenant for the area; and 30 Page 47

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 68] (c) state management outcomes for the 1 protection, presentation and use of the area 2 and the policies, guidelines and actions to 3 achieve the outcomes. 4 (2) A management statement for an area may be 5 inconsistent with a wild river declaration that 6 applies to a part or all of the protected area only 7 to the extent the management statement provides 8 for a greater level of protection for the area than 9 is provided for in the declaration. 10 113A Notice of making of management statement 11 (1) The chief executive must notify the making of a 12 management statement by gazette notice. 13 (2) The gazette notice must state where a copy of the 14 management statement is available for 15 inspection. 16 113B When management statement has effect 17 A management statement has effect on and from the 18 later of the following days-- 19 (a) the day the gazette notice for the statement 20 is published under section 113A; 21 (b) the commencement day stated in the 22 statement. 23 Note-- 24 See, however, section 119B. 25 113C Implementation of management statement 26 On the making of a management statement for an area, 27 the following persons must give effect to the 28 statement-- 29 Page 48

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 68] (a) if the area is a national park (Aboriginal 1 land) or national park (Torres Strait Islander 2 land)--the board of management for the 3 area; 4 (b) if the area is a national park (Cape York 5 Peninsula Aboriginal land) or an indigenous 6 joint management area--the indigenous 7 landholder for the area and the chief 8 executive; 9 (c) if the area is under the control of trustees 10 appointed under section 31--the trustees; 11 (d) if paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) do not 12 apply--the chief executive. 13 Division 4 Preparing, approving and 14 implementing 15 management plans 16 114 Application of div 4 17 This division applies if the Minister decides to prepare 18 a management plan for an area under section 112. 19 115 Preparation of draft plan 20 The Minister must prepare a draft of the management 21 plan (a draft plan). 22 115A Notice of draft plan 23 (1) This section applies to a draft plan other than a 24 draft plan for a nature refuge that is subject to a 25 conservation agreement. 26 (2) The Minister must-- 27 (a) publish a notice about the draft plan on the 28 department's website; and 29 Page 49

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 68] Editor's note-- 1 The department's website is 2 . 3 (b) ensure the draft plan is available for 4 inspection as stated in the notice. 5 (3) The notice must-- 6 (a) state the area to which the draft plan relates; 7 and 8 (b) state that a copy of the draft plan is available 9 for inspection without charge-- 10 (i) during business hours at the 11 department's head office and at each 12 departmental office in the general area 13 in which the area is located; and 14 (ii) on the department's website; and 15 (c) invite members of the public, including 16 landholders and indigenous people with an 17 interest in the area, to make written 18 submissions about the draft plan to the 19 Minister, within a stated period. 20 (4) The stated period must be at least 20 business 21 days after the notice is published. 22 (5) Subsection (3)(c) does not apply if-- 23 (a) the draft plan is substantially uniform or 24 complementary with-- 25 (i) another Act; or 26 (ii) a law of the Commonwealth or another 27 State; or 28 (b) the following applies-- 29 (i) the draft plan adopts an Australian or 30 international protocol, standard, code, 31 or intergovernmental agreement or 32 instrument; 33 Page 50

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 69] (ii) an assessment of the benefits and costs 1 associated with the plan has already 2 been made; 3 (iii) the assessment was made for, or is 4 relevant to, Queensland; or 5 (c) the Minister considers there has already 6 been adequate other public consultation 7 about the matters the subject of the plan. 8 115B Obtaining copy of draft plan 9 (1) On payment of the fee, if any, decided by the 10 chief executive, a person may obtain a copy of 11 the draft plan from the chief executive. 12 (2) The fee must not be more than the reasonable 13 cost incurred by the chief executive for printing 14 the copy and giving it to the person. 15 (3) For subsection (2), if the person asks for the copy 16 to be mailed to the person, the fee may include 17 the reasonable cost of mailing the copy to the 18 person. 19 116 Submissions to be considered when preparing 20 final management plan 21 When preparing a final management plan, the Minister 22 must consider all submissions made to the Minister 23 about the draft plan under section 115A(3)(c). 24 Clause 69 Amendment of s 117 (Final management plans) 25 Section 117(1)(a), `refuge, coordinated conservation area or 26 wilderness area'-- 27 omit, insert-- 28 refuge or coordinated conservation area 29 Page 51

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 70] Clause 70 Replacement of ss 118 and 119 1 Sections 118 and 119-- 2 omit, insert-- 3 118 Approval of final management plan 4 (1) The Governor in Council may, by gazette notice, 5 approve a final management plan. 6 (2) The gazette notice must state-- 7 (a) where a copy of the management plan is 8 available for inspection; and 9 (b) if, immediately before the approval of the 10 management plan, a management statement 11 is in effect for the area--the management 12 statement ceases to have effect on the day 13 the management plan takes effect. 14 119 Management plan may be combined with 15 another plan 16 A management plan for an area may be combined with 17 1 or more of the following-- 18 (a) a management plan for another area 19 dedicated or declared under this Act; 20 (b) a management plan for a marine park under 21 the Marine Parks Act 2004; 22 (c) a management plan for a recreation area 23 under the Recreation Areas Management 24 Act 2006. 25 119A When management plan has effect 26 A management plan has effect on and from the later of 27 the following days-- 28 (a) the day the gazette notice approving the plan 29 is published; 30 Page 52

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 71] (b) the commencement day stated in the plan. 1 119B Management statement ceases to have effect 2 if management plan takes effect 3 (1) This section applies if-- 4 (a) a management statement is in effect for an 5 area; and 6 (b) a management plan for the area takes effect 7 under section 119A. 8 (2) On the management plan taking effect, the 9 management statement ceases to have effect for 10 the area. 11 Clause 71 Amendment of s 120 (Implementation of approved plan) 12 (1) Section 120, heading, `approved'-- 13 omit, insert-- 14 management 15 (2) Section 120(2)-- 16 omit. 17 Clause 72 Insertion of new pt 7, divs 5-8 and pt 7, div 9, hdg 18 After section 120-- 19 insert-- 20 Division 5 Amendment of 21 management plans 22 120A Procedures for amending management plan 23 (1) Sections 114 to 117 apply to the amendment of a 24 management plan as if a reference to a 25 management plan were a reference to an 26 amendment of a management plan. 27 Page 53

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 72] (2) However, sections 115 to 116 do not apply to the 1 amendment of a management plan if-- 2 (a) the amendment contains only amendments 3 to-- 4 (i) correct an error in the plan; or 5 (ii) make a change other than a change of 6 substance in the plan; or 7 (iii) make a change to ensure the plan is 8 consistent with State government 9 policy about the management of the 10 area to which the plan applies; or 11 (iv) if the plan or a regulation provides that 12 an amendment of a stated type may be 13 made to the plan by amendment under 14 this subsection--make an amendment 15 of that type; or 16 (b) for a management plan that is substantially 17 uniform or complementary with another Act 18 or a law of the Commonwealth or another 19 State--the amendment contains only 20 amendments needed to ensure the plan 21 remains substantially uniform or 22 complementary; or 23 (c) the amendment only adopts an Australian or 24 international protocol, standard, code, or 25 intergovernmental agreement or instrument, 26 and an assessment of the benefits and costs 27 associated with the amendment has already 28 been made and the assessment was made 29 for, or is relevant to, Queensland; or 30 (d) the Minister considers there has already 31 been adequate other public consultation 32 about the matters the subject of the 33 amendment. 34 Page 54

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 72] (3) If subsection (2)(a)(iii) applies for an amendment 1 of a management plan, the Minister must publish 2 a notice on the department's website stating-- 3 (a) the amendments made to the plan; and 4 (b) the reasons for the amendments. 5 120B Approval of amendment 6 (1) An amendment of a management plan may be 7 approved, by gazette notice, by-- 8 (a) for an amendment to which section 120A(2) 9 applies--the Minister; or 10 (b) otherwise--the Governor in Council. 11 (2) The gazette notice must state where a copy of 12 each of the following is available for 13 inspection-- 14 (a) the amendment of the management plan; 15 (b) the management plan as amended. 16 120C When amendment has effect 17 The amendment of a management plan has effect on 18 and from the later of the following days-- 19 (a) the day the gazette notice approving the 20 amendment is published; 21 (b) the commencement day stated in the 22 amendment. 23 Page 55

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 72] Division 6 Publication of 1 management statements 2 and management plans 3 120D Publication and availability of management 4 statements and management plans 5 (1) The chief executive must publish a copy of each 6 management statement and management plan, as 7 amended from time to time, on the department's 8 website. 9 Editor's note-- 10 The department's website is . 11 (2) The copy must be published-- 12 (a) within 20 business days after the statement 13 or plan first takes effect under this part; or 14 (b) for a copy incorporating an amendment of 15 the statement or plan--within 20 business 16 days after the day on which the amendment 17 takes effect. 18 (3) Also, the chief executive must keep a copy of 19 each management statement and management 20 plan, as amended from time to time, available for 21 inspection, without charge by the chief executive, 22 by members of the public during normal business 23 hours at-- 24 (a) the department's head office; and 25 (b) each departmental office in the general area 26 in which the area the subject of the 27 statement or plan is located. 28 120E Obtaining copies of management statements 29 or management plans 30 (1) On payment of the fee decided by the chief 31 executive, a person may obtain a copy of a 32 Page 56

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 72] management statement or management plan, as 1 in effect at a particular time, from the chief 2 executive. 3 (2) The fee must not be more than the reasonable 4 cost incurred by the chief executive for printing 5 the copy and giving it to the person. 6 (3) For subsection (2), if the person asks for the copy 7 to be mailed to the person, the fee may include 8 the reasonable cost of mailing the copy to the 9 person. 10 Division 7 Reviewing management 11 statements and 12 management plans 13 120F Review of management statements 14 (1) The chief executive must review the management 15 statement for an area not later than 10 years after 16 it is made. 17 (2) On completing the review, the chief executive 18 may-- 19 (a) prepare a new management statement for 20 the area; or 21 (b) amend the existing management statement 22 for the area; or 23 (c) leave the existing management statement for 24 the area unchanged. 25 120G Review of management plans 26 (1) The Minister must review the operation of a 27 management plan for an area not later than 10 28 years after its approval. 29 (2) On completing the review, the Minister may-- 30 Page 57

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 72] (a) prepare a new management plan for the 1 area; or 2 (b) amend the existing management plan for the 3 area; or 4 (c) leave the existing management plan for the 5 area unchanged; or 6 (d) if the Minister is satisfied it is appropriate in 7 the circumstances, decide that the existing 8 management plan be replaced with a 9 management statement for the area. 10 (3) If the Minister decides, under subsection (2)(d), 11 that the existing management plan be replaced 12 with a management statement for the area-- 13 (a) the Governor in Council may revoke the 14 approval of the existing management plan; 15 and 16 (b) if the approval is revoked--the chief 17 executive must prepare a management 18 statement for the area under this part to take 19 effect immediately after the revocation. 20 (4) Subsection (3)(b) does not apply if the area is 21 amalgamated with another area for which a 22 management statement is required under section 23 111, and either-- 24 (a) the regulation dedicating or declaring the 25 amalgamated area declares that an existing 26 management statement or existing 27 management plan applies to the 28 amalgamated area; or 29 (b) an existing management statement or 30 existing management plan is amended to 31 apply it to the amalgamated area. 32 (5) Also, if the area is a protected area, section 33 111(4) applies to the area as if section 111(4)(b) 34 also included a reference to a management 35 Page 58

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 73] statement required to be prepared under 1 subsection (3)(b). 2 Division 8 Conservation plans 3 120I Conservation plans to be consistent with 4 management principles etc. 5 (1) A conservation plan for wildlife must be 6 consistent with the management principles for 7 the class of wildlife. 8 (2) A conservation plan for wildlife, or a class of 9 wildlife, may provide for the State to be divided 10 into wildlife districts. 11 120J Approval of conservation plan 12 (1) A conservation plan does not have effect until it 13 has been approved by the Governor in Council. 14 (2) A conservation plan is subordinate legislation. 15 120K Implementation of conservation plan 16 On approval of a conservation plan, the chief 17 executive must give effect to the plan. 18 Division 9 Miscellaneous provisions 19 Clause 73 Amendment of s 121 (Plan replaces interim or declared 20 management intent) 21 Section 121(1)-- 22 omit, insert-- 23 Page 59

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 74] (1) A management statement or management plan 1 for a coordinated conservation area replaces the 2 interim management intent for the area. 3 Clause 74 Omission of ss 124 and 125 4 Sections 124 and 125-- 5 omit. 6 Clause 75 Amendment of s 131 (Proof of authority) 7 (1) Section 131, from `protector first'-- 8 omit, insert-- 9 protector-- 10 (a) produces his or her identity card for the 11 person's inspection before exercising the 12 power; or 13 (b) has his or her identity card displayed so it is 14 clearly visible to the person when exercising 15 the power. 16 (2) Section 131-- 17 insert-- 18 (2) However, if it is not practicable to comply with 19 subsection (1), the conservation officer or 20 honorary protector must produce the identity card 21 for the person's inspection at the first reasonable 22 opportunity. 23 (3) For subsection (1), a conservation officer or 24 honorary protector does not exercise a power in 25 relation to a person only because the 26 conservation officer or honorary protector has 27 entered a place as mentioned in section 145(2)(c) 28 or (d). 29 Page 60

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 76] Clause 76 Amendment of s 132 (Advisory committees) 1 (1) Section 132(1)(b)-- 2 omit. 3 (2) Section 132(1)(c) and (d)-- 4 renumber as section 132(1)(b) and (c). 5 (3) Section 132(2)(a)-- 6 omit. 7 (4) Section 132(2)(b) to (d)-- 8 renumber as section 132(1)(a) to (c). 9 Clause 77 Amendment of s 133 (Chief executive to keep register) 10 Section 133(1)(a), after `management'-- 11 insert-- 12 statements, management plans 13 Clause 78 Amendment of s 137 (Licences to be consistent with 14 management principles, and management intent or plan) 15 Section 137(1)(b), `or management'-- 16 omit, insert-- 17 or any management 18 Clause 79 Amendment of s 141 (Delegation by chief executive) 19 Section 141(3), definition prescribed provision, after `38,'-- 20 insert-- 21 39G, 22 Clause 80 Replacement of s 142 (Protection from liability) 23 Section 142-- 24 Page 61

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 80] omit, insert-- 1 142 Protection from liability 2 (1) An official is not civilly liable for an act done, or 3 omission made, honestly and without negligence 4 under this Act. 5 (2) If subsection (1) prevents a civil liability 6 attaching to an official, the liability attaches 7 instead to the State. 8 (3) Also, the State or an official is not civilly liable in 9 a proceeding for an act done, or omission made, 10 in-- 11 (a) the performance or purported performance 12 of a function under this Act in relation to a 13 State protected area; or 14 (b) the exercise or purported exercise of a 15 power under this Act in relation to a State 16 protected area; or 17 (c) the management or operation of a State 18 protected area. 19 (4) However, subsection (3) does not apply to any 20 liability of the State or an official arising from the 21 State's or official's-- 22 (a) construction, installation or maintenance of 23 a State fixture, or State road, that is 24 defective other than because of a natural 25 event; or 26 (b) failure to give adequate notice of a State 27 fixture, or State road, that is defective other 28 than because of a natural event; or 29 (c) carrying out of a State management activity. 30 Examples of a natural event for paragraphs (a) and (b)-- 31 a storm, flood, period of heavy rain 32 (5) Also, subsection (3) does not apply in relation 33 to-- 34 Page 62

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 80] (a) any liability of the State or an official for an 1 MAIA injury incurred by the State or 2 official as an insured person; or 3 (b) any liability of the State or an official for an 4 injury for which compensation is payable 5 under the Workers' Compensation and 6 Rehabilitation Act 2003 incurred by the 7 State or official in the State's or official's 8 capacity as an employer. 9 (6) For subsection (5)(b), the following is 10 immaterial-- 11 (a) whether compensation for the injury is 12 actually claimed under the Workers' 13 Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003; 14 (b) whether the entitlement to seek damages for 15 the injury is regulated under that Act. 16 (7) In this section-- 17 compensation see the Workers' Compensation 18 and Rehabilitation Act 2003, section 9. 19 damages includes any form of monetary 20 compensation. 21 defective includes damaged or destroyed. 22 insured person see the Motor Accident Insurance 23 Act 1994, section 4. 24 MAIA injury means a personal injury to which 25 the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 applies. 26 official means each of the following-- 27 (a) the Minister; 28 (b) the chief executive; 29 (c) for a State protected area for which an 30 indigenous management agreement has 31 been entered into--the indigenous 32 landholder with whom the indigenous 33 Page 63

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 80] management agreement has been entered 1 into for the land; 2 (d) a conservation officer; 3 (e) a public service employee or another 4 employee of the State authorised to carry 5 out functions under this Act; 6 (f) a person acting under a direction given 7 under this Act by a person mentioned in 8 paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e). 9 personal injury see the Civil Liability Act 2003, 10 schedule 2. 11 proceeding means a proceeding for damages 12 based on a liability for personal injury, damage to 13 property or economic loss resulting from 14 personal injury or damage to property, and, for a 15 fatal injury, includes a proceeding for the 16 deceased's dependants or estate. 17 State fixture means a building, structure or other 18 thing constructed or installed by the State 19 including, for example, the following-- 20 (a) a boardwalk, jetty, lookout or mooring; 21 (b) a stairway; 22 (c) a fence or other barrier; 23 (d) a thing used for a recreational purpose. 24 Examples for paragraph (d)-- 25 a flying fox ride or zipline ride 26 a rope or swing over a river or waterhole 27 a ramp or jump on a mountain bike trail 28 an anchor point for rock climbing 29 State management activity means-- 30 (a) programmed shooting or poisoning of 31 animals; or 32 Page 64

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 81] (b) programmed burning or poisoning of 1 vegetation. 2 State protected area means-- 3 (a) a national park (scientific); or 4 (b) a national park; or 5 (c) a national park (Aboriginal land); or 6 (d) a national park (Torres Strait Islander land); 7 or 8 (e) a national park (Cape York Peninsula 9 Aboriginal land); or 10 (f) a national park (recovery); or 11 (g) a conservation park; or 12 (h) a resources reserve. 13 State road means-- 14 (a) a State-controlled road within the meaning 15 of the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994, 16 schedule 6; or 17 (b) another road, within the meaning of the 18 Transport Operations (Road Use 19 Management) Act 1995, constructed by the 20 State. 21 Clause 81 Amendment of s 158 (False or misleading documents) 22 (1) Section 158, `a conservation officer'-- 23 omit, insert-- 24 an authorised person 25 (2) Section 158(a) and (b), `the officer'-- 26 omit, insert-- 27 the authorised person 28 (3) Section 158-- 29 Page 65

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 82] relocate to part 8 and renumber as section 143A. 1 Clause 82 Insertion of new pt 12, div 5 2 Part 12-- 3 insert-- 4 Division 5 Transitional provisions for 5 Nature Conservation and 6 Other Legislation 7 Amendment Act (No. 2) 8 2013 9 Subdivision 1 Provisions about 10 management of protected 11 areas and conservation 12 plans 13 189 Definitions for sdiv 1 14 In this subdivision-- 15 amended part 7 means part 7 as in force at the 16 commencement. 17 commencement means the commencement of 18 this subdivision. 19 previous part 7 means part 7 as in force before 20 the commencement. 21 properly made submission, for a public notice 22 under previous part 7 about a proposal to prepare 23 a draft management plan or conservation plan, or 24 about a draft management plan or conservation 25 plan, means a submission made in response to the 26 notice before the day specified in the notice as 27 the day by which submissions may be made 28 Page 66

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 82] (whether or not the submission was made before 1 or after the commencement). 2 190 Application of amended part 7 to existing 3 dedications or declarations 4 (1) This section applies if-- 5 (a) before the commencement, a management 6 plan was required to be prepared for a 7 protected area or indigenous joint 8 management area; and 9 (b) at the commencement, a management plan 10 is not in effect for the area. 11 (2) From the commencement-- 12 (a) the requirement under previous part 7 to 13 prepare a management plan for the area 14 stops applying for the area; and 15 (b) amended part 7 applies for the area, subject 16 to subsections (3) to (5) and section 191, as 17 if it had been in force when the area was 18 dedicated or declared. 19 (3) Subsections (4) and (5) apply if the Minister had 20 started the process for preparing a management 21 plan for the area under previous part 7 before the 22 commencement. 23 (4) Anything done by the Minister for preparing the 24 plan under previous part 7 is taken to have been 25 done by-- 26 (a) the chief executive; or 27 (b) if the Minister decides to prepare a 28 management plan for the area under 29 amended part 7--the Minister. 30 (5) If the Minister had given a public notice under 31 previous part 7 about a proposal to prepare a draft 32 Page 67

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 82] management plan, or about a draft management 1 plan, for the area-- 2 (a) the chief executive must have regard to any 3 properly made submissions for the notice in 4 preparing a management statement under 5 amended part 7 for the area; or 6 (b) if the Minister decides to prepare a 7 management plan for the area--the Minister 8 must have regard to any properly made 9 submissions for the notice in preparing the 10 management plan. 11 191 Existing management statements 12 (1) This section applies to a document about an area 13 prepared by the chief executive that-- 14 (a) is consistent with the requirements for a 15 management statement under section 113; 16 and 17 (b) at the commencement, is published on the 18 department's website. 19 (2) The document-- 20 (a) is taken to be a management statement made 21 by the chief executive under amended part 22 7; and 23 (b) takes effect as a management statement for 24 the area on the commencement. 25 (3) To remove any doubt, it is declared that sections 26 113A and 113B do not apply to the management 27 statement. 28 192 Preparation of other plans not completed at 29 commencement 30 (1) This section applies if, before the 31 commencement, the Minister had started, but not 32 Page 68

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 82] completed, the process for preparing a plan for an 1 area or wildlife under previous part 7. 2 (2) From the commencement, amended part 7 3 applies for the preparation of the plan, subject to 4 subsections (3) and (4). 5 (3) Anything done by the Minister for preparing the 6 plan under previous part 7 is taken to have been 7 done by the Minister under amended part 7. 8 (4) If the Minister had given a public notice under 9 previous part 7 about a proposal to prepare the 10 draft plan, or about the draft plan, for the area or 11 wildlife, the Minister must have regard to any 12 properly made submissions for the notice in 13 preparing the final plan for the area or wildlife. 14 (5) In this section-- 15 plan means-- 16 (a) a management plan to amend another 17 management plan; or 18 (b) a conservation plan; or 19 (c) a conservation plan to amend another 20 conservation plan. 21 wildlife includes a class of wildlife. 22 193 References to particular protected areas 23 A reference in an Act or document to any of the 24 following is, if the context permits, redundant-- 25 (a) a wilderness area under this Act; 26 (b) a World Heritage management area under 27 this Act; 28 (c) an international agreement area under this 29 Act. 30 Page 69

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 83] 194 Existing leases must still be registered 1 (1) This section applies for a lease granted under any 2 of the following provisions as in force before the 3 commencement, if the lease is still in force at the 4 commencement-- 5 (a) section 35; 6 (b) section 35A; 7 (c) section 36; 8 (d) section 42AEA; 9 (e) section 42AO; 10 (f) section 42AOA. 11 (2) As soon as practicable after the commencement, 12 the chief executive must lodge the lease with the 13 chief executive (lands) for registration. 14 (3) For the Land Act 1994, chapter 6, part 2, the lease 15 is taken to have been registered on the day the 16 lease was granted. 17 Clause 83 Amendment of schedule (Dictionary) 18 (1) Schedule, definitions conservation agreement, coordinated 19 conservation area, international agreement area, protected 20 wildlife, wilderness area, World Heritage Convention and 21 World Heritage management area-- 22 omit. 23 (2) Schedule-- 24 insert-- 25 conservation agreement means a conservation 26 agreement entered into under-- 27 (a) for a nature refuge--section 45 or 48; or 28 (b) for a coordinated conservation area-- 29 Page 70

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 84] (i) section 45 as in force before the 1 commencement of the Nature 2 Conservation and Other Legislation 3 Amendment Act (No. 2) 2013, section 4 43; or 5 (ii) section 48. 6 coordinated conservation area means an area 7 declared as a coordinated conservation area 8 under section 46 as in force before the 9 commencement of the Nature Conservation and 10 Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2013, 11 section 44. 12 management statement means a management 13 statement made by the chief executive under part 14 7. 15 protected wildlife means native wildlife 16 prescribed under this Act as-- 17 (a) extinct in the wild wildlife; or 18 (b) endangered wildlife; or 19 (c) vulnerable wildlife; or 20 (d) near threatened wildlife; or 21 (e) least concern wildlife. 22 Division 6 Amendment of Recreation Areas 23 Management Act 2006 24 Clause 84 Act amended 25 This division amends the Recreation Areas Management Act 26 2006. 27 Note-- 28 See also the amendments in schedule 1, part 3. 29 Page 71

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 85] Clause 85 Amendment of s 19 (Public notice of draft management 1 plan) 2 (1) Section 19, heading, `Public notice'-- 3 omit, insert-- 4 Notice 5 (2) Section 19(1)-- 6 omit, insert-- 7 (1) The Minister must publish a notice about the 8 draft plan on the department's website. 9 (3) Section 19(3), `public notice is given'-- 10 omit, insert-- 11 notice is published 12 Clause 86 Insertion of new s 22A 13 After section 22-- 14 insert-- 15 22A Management plan may form part of another 16 document 17 A management plan may be combined with 1 or more 18 of the following-- 19 (a) a management plan for another recreation 20 area; 21 (b) a management plan for a marine park under 22 the Marine Parks Act 2004; 23 (c) a management plan for an area dedicated or 24 declared under the Nature Conservation Act 25 1992. 26 Clause 87 Amendment of s 26 (Public notice of draft amendment) 27 (1) Section 26, heading, `Public notice'-- 28 omit, insert-- 29 Page 72

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 88] Notice 1 (2) Section 26(1)-- 2 omit, insert-- 3 (1) The Minister must publish a notice about the 4 draft amendment on the department's website. 5 (3) Section 26(3), `public notice is given'-- 6 omit, insert-- 7 notice is published 8 Clause 88 Amendment of s 27 (Exceptions from ss 25 and 26) 9 (1) Section 27(1)-- 10 insert-- 11 (c) to make a change to ensure the plan is 12 consistent with State government policy. 13 (2) Section 27-- 14 insert-- 15 (3) If subsection (1)(c) applies for an amendment, 16 the Minister must publish a notice on the 17 department's website stating-- 18 (a) the amendments made to the plan; and 19 (b) the reasons for the amendments. 20 Clause 89 Replacement of s 29 (Approval of amendment) 21 Section 29-- 22 omit, insert-- 23 29 Approval of amendment 24 (1) If the final amendment has been prepared under 25 this division, the following person may, by 26 gazette notice, approve the final amendment-- 27 Page 73

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 90] (a) if the final amendment is an amendment to 1 which section 27 applies--the Minister; or 2 (b) otherwise--the Governor in Council. 3 (2) The gazette notice must state where a copy of the 4 approved final amendment is available for 5 inspection. 6 Clause 90 Replacement of s 31 (Reviewing management plans) 7 Section 31-- 8 omit, insert-- 9 31 Review of management plans 10 (1) The Minister must review the operation of the 11 management plan for each recreation area not 12 later than 10 years after its approval. 13 (2) On completion of the review, the Minister may-- 14 (a) prepare a new management plan for the 15 recreation area; or 16 (b) amend the existing management plan for the 17 recreation area; or 18 (c) leave the existing management plan for the 19 recreation area unchanged. 20 Clause 91 Insertion of new s 55A 21 Part 4, division 5, after section 55-- 22 insert-- 23 55A Form of commercial activity permit 24 A commercial activity permit may be combined with 25 either or both of the following-- 26 (a) a commercial activity permit granted under 27 the Nature Conservation Act 1992; 28 Page 74

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 92] (b) a permit to conduct a commercial activity in 1 a State forest granted under the Forestry Act 2 1959. 3 Clause 92 Amendment of s 69 (Chief executive may enter into 4 commercial activity agreement) 5 Section 69-- 6 insert-- 7 (3) The commercial activity agreement may be 8 combined with either or both of the following-- 9 (a) a commercial activity agreement entered 10 into with the person under the Nature 11 Conservation Act 1992; 12 (b) a commercial activity agreement entered 13 into with the person under the Marine Parks 14 Act 2004. 15 Clause 93 Amendment of s 111 (Unlawfully conducting commercial 16 activity) 17 (1) Section 111(1)-- 18 omit, insert-- 19 (1) A person must not conduct a commercial activity 20 in a recreation area unless the person is 21 authorised to conduct the activity under-- 22 (a) a commercial activity permit; or 23 (b) a commercial activity agreement. 24 (2) Section 111(3)-- 25 omit. 26 Clause 94 Amendment of s 118 (Unauthorised feeding of animals) 27 Section 118(3)(a), `guide, hearing or assistance'-- 28 Page 75

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 95] omit, insert-- 1 support 2 Clause 95 Amendment of s 120 (Food to be kept from animals) 3 Section 120(2), definition food, paragraph (c), `guide, hearing or 4 assistance'-- 5 omit, insert-- 6 support 7 Clause 96 Amendment of s 121 (Restriction on animals in recreation 8 area) 9 Section 121(2), definition animal, paragraph (a), `guide, hearing or 10 assistance'-- 11 omit, insert-- 12 support 13 Clause 97 Amendment of s 228 (Protecting officials from liability) 14 Section 228(3)-- 15 omit, insert-- 16 (3) Also, the State or an official is not civilly liable in 17 a proceeding for an act done, or omission made, 18 in-- 19 (a) the performance or purported performance 20 of a function under this Act; or 21 (b) the exercise or purported exercise of a 22 power under this Act; or 23 (c) the management or operation of a recreation 24 area. 25 (4) However, subsection (3) does not apply to any 26 liability of the State or an official arising from the 27 State's or official's-- 28 Page 76

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 97] (a) construction, installation or maintenance of 1 a State fixture, or State road, that is 2 defective other than because of a natural 3 event; or 4 (b) failure to give adequate notice of a State 5 fixture, or State road, that is defective other 6 than because of a natural event; or 7 (c) carrying out of a State management activity. 8 Examples of a natural event for paragraphs (a) and (b)-- 9 a storm, flood, period of heavy rain 10 (5) Also, subsection (3) does not apply in relation 11 to-- 12 (a) any liability of the State or an official for an 13 MAIA injury incurred by the State or 14 official as an insured person; or 15 (b) any liability of the State or an official for an 16 injury for which compensation is payable 17 under the Workers' Compensation and 18 Rehabilitation Act 2003 incurred by the 19 State or official in the State's or official's 20 capacity as an employer. 21 (6) For subsection (5)(b), the following is 22 immaterial-- 23 (a) whether compensation for the injury is 24 actually claimed under the Workers' 25 Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003; 26 (b) whether the entitlement to seek damages for 27 the injury is regulated under that Act. 28 (7) In this section-- 29 compensation see the Workers' Compensation 30 and Rehabilitation Act 2003, section 9. 31 damages includes any form of monetary 32 compensation. 33 defective includes damaged or destroyed. 34 Page 77

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 97] insured person see the Motor Accident Insurance 1 Act 1994, section 4. 2 MAIA injury means a personal injury to which 3 the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 applies. 4 official means-- 5 (a) the Minister; or 6 (b) the chief executive; or 7 (c) an authorised officer; or 8 (d) an officer or other employee of the 9 department; or 10 (e) a person acting under-- 11 (i) the authority, under this Act, of a 12 person mentioned in paragraph (a), (b), 13 (c) or (d); or 14 (ii) a direction given under this Act by a 15 person mentioned in paragraph (a), (b), 16 (c) or (d). 17 personal injury see the Civil Liability Act 2003, 18 schedule 2. 19 proceeding means a proceeding for damages 20 based on a liability for personal injury, damage to 21 property or economic loss resulting from 22 personal injury or damage to property, and, for a 23 fatal injury, includes a proceeding for the 24 deceased's dependants or estate. 25 State fixture means a building, structure or other 26 thing constructed or installed by the State 27 including, for example, the following-- 28 (a) a boardwalk, jetty, lookout or mooring; 29 (b) a stairway; 30 (c) a fence or other barrier; 31 (d) a thing used for a recreational purpose. 32 Page 78

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 98] Examples for paragraph (d)-- 1 a flying fox ride or zipline ride 2 a rope or swing over a river or waterhole 3 a ramp or jump on a mountain bike trail 4 an anchor point for rock climbing 5 State management activity means-- 6 (a) programmed shooting or poisoning of 7 animals; or 8 (b) programmed burning or poisoning of 9 vegetation. 10 State road means-- 11 (a) a State-controlled road within the meaning 12 of the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994, 13 schedule 6; or 14 (b) another road, within the meaning of the 15 Transport Operations (Road Use 16 Management) Act 1995, constructed by the 17 State. 18 Clause 98 Amendment of schedule (Dictionary) 19 (1) Schedule, definitions assistance dog, guide dog and hearing 20 dog-- 21 omit. 22 (2) Schedule-- 23 insert-- 24 prescribed structure means equipment or a 25 construction used to facilitate filming or 26 photography, and-- 27 (a) includes a tower, platform, generator, 28 vehicle, shelter and building; but 29 (b) does not include-- 30 (i) a camera or camera accessories; or 31 Page 79

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 2 Amendments commencing on assent [s 98] (ii) a tripod; or 1 (iii) a portable hide large enough to shelter 2 only one person; or 3 (iv) a power source consisting of only dry 4 cells or a single wet cell battery; or 5 (v) a vehicle used only for transport or 6 camping under a permit or commercial 7 activity agreement under this Act, the 8 Forestry Act 1959 or the Nature 9 Conservation Act 1992. 10 support dog means any of the following dogs 11 under the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs 12 Act 2009-- 13 (a) an assistance dog; 14 (b) a guide dog; 15 (c) a hearing dog; 16 (d) a trainee support dog. 17 (3) Schedule, definition commercial activity, paragraph 2-- 18 insert-- 19 (c) filming or photography that-- 20 (i) involves no more than 2 persons; and 21 (ii) does not involve the erection, 22 construction or use of a prescribed 23 structure. 24 Page 80

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 99] Part 3 Amendments about tenure 1 commencing by proclamation 2 Division 1 Amendment of Forestry Act 1959 3 Clause 99 Act amended 4 This division amends the Forestry Act 1959. 5 Note-- 6 See also the amendments in-- 7 part 2, division 3 8 part 4, division 1 9 schedule 1, part 2. 10 Clause 100 Amendment of sch 3 (Dictionary) 11 Schedule 3, definition protected area-- 12 omit, insert-- 13 protected area means any of the following under 14 the Nature Conservation Act 1992-- 15 (a) a national park; 16 (b) a national park (Aboriginal land); 17 (c) a national park (Torres Strait Islander land); 18 (d) a regional park. 19 Division 2 Amendment of Fossicking Act 1994 20 Clause 101 Act amended 21 This division amends the Fossicking Act 1994. 22 Page 81

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 102] Clause 102 Amendment of s 3 (Definitions) 1 Section 3, definition protected area, paragraph (a)-- 2 omit, insert-- 3 (a) any of the following under the Nature 4 Conservation Act 1992-- 5 (i) a national park; 6 (ii) a national park (Aboriginal land); 7 (iii) a national park (Torres Strait Islander 8 land); 9 (iv) a regional park (general); or 10 Division 3 Amendment of Geothermal Energy 11 Act 2010 12 Clause 103 Act amended 13 This division amends the Geothermal Energy Act 2010. 14 Note-- 15 See also the amendments in schedule 1, part 3. 16 Clause 104 Amendment of sch 2 (Dictionary) 17 (1) Schedule 2, definition owner, paragraph 1(h)-- 18 omit, insert-- 19 (h) for a regional park under the Nature 20 Conservation Act 1992 (the NCA) for which 21 there are trustees-- 22 (i) if, under the NCA, the regional park 23 has trustees whose powers are not 24 restricted--the trustees; or 25 (ii) otherwise--the chief executive of the 26 department in which the NCA is 27 administered; 28 Page 82

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 105] (2) Schedule 2, definition owner, paragraph 1(q)(iii) to (vi)-- 1 omit, insert-- 2 (iii) a national park (Torres Strait Islander 3 land); 4 (iv) a forest reserve. 5 Division 4 Amendment of Greenhouse Gas 6 Storage Act 2009 7 Clause 105 Act amended 8 This division amends the Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009. 9 Note-- 10 See also the amendments in schedule 1, part 3. 11 Clause 106 Amendment of sch 2 (Dictionary) 12 (1) Schedule 2, definition owner, paragraph 1(h)-- 13 omit, insert-- 14 (h) for a regional park under the Nature 15 Conservation Act 1992 (the NCA) for which 16 there are trustees-- 17 (i) if, under the NCA, the regional park 18 has trustees whose powers are not 19 restricted--the trustees; or 20 (ii) otherwise--the chief executive of the 21 department in which the NCA is 22 administered; 23 (2) Schedule 2, definition owner, paragraph 1(q)(iii) to (vi)-- 24 omit, insert-- 25 (iii) a national park (Torres Strait Islander 26 land); 27 (iv) a forest reserve. 28 Page 83

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 107] Division 5 Amendment of Land Act 1994 1 Clause 107 Act amended 2 This division amends the Land Act 1994. 3 Note-- 4 See also the amendments in schedule 1, parts 1, 2 and 3. 5 Clause 108 Amendment of sch 6 (Dictionary) 6 (1) Schedule 6, definitions conservation park, nature 7 conservation area and national park-- 8 omit. 9 (2) Schedule 6-- 10 insert-- 11 national park means a national park under the 12 Nature Conservation Act 1992. 13 nature conservation area means any of the 14 following under the Nature Conservation Act 15 1992-- 16 (a) a national park; 17 (b) a regional park; 18 (c) a forest reserve. 19 regional park (general) means a regional park 20 (general) under the Nature Conservation Act 21 1992. 22 (3) Schedule 6, definition rural leasehold land, paragraphs (d)(i) 23 to (ix)-- 24 omit, insert-- 25 (i) a national park; 26 (ii) a national park (Aboriginal land); 27 Page 84

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 109] (iii) a national park (Torres Strait Islander 1 land); 2 (iv) a national park (Cape York Peninsula 3 Aboriginal land); 4 (v) a regional park; 5 (vi) a forest reserve. 6 Division 6 Amendment of Land Protection 7 (Pest and Stock Route 8 Management) Act 2002 9 Clause 109 Act amended 10 This division amends the Land Protection (Pest and Stock 11 Route Management) Act 2002. 12 Note-- 13 See also the amendments in schedule 1, part 2. 14 Clause 110 Amendment of sch 3 (Dictionary) 15 Schedule 3, definition State-controlled land, paragraphs (c) and 16 (d)-- 17 omit, insert-- 18 (c) a national park, national park (Aboriginal 19 land), national park (Torres Strait Islander 20 land) or regional park (resource use area) 21 under the Nature Conservation Act 1992; 22 (d) a regional park (general) under the Nature 23 Conservation Act 1992, that, under that Act, 24 is not placed under the management of 25 trustees; 26 Page 85

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 111] Division 7 Amendment of Mineral Resources 1 Act 1989 2 Clause 111 Act amended 3 This division amends the Mineral Resources Act 1989. 4 Note-- 5 See also the amendments in schedule 1, part 2. 6 Clause 112 Amendment of sch 2 (Dictionary) 7 Schedule 2, definition protected area-- 8 omit, insert-- 9 protected area means any of the following under 10 the Nature Conservation Act 1992-- 11 (a) a national park; 12 (b) a national park (Aboriginal land); 13 (c) a national park (Torres Strait Islander land); 14 (d) a regional park (general). 15 Division 8 Amendment of Nature Conservation 16 Act 1992 17 Clause 113 Act amended 18 This division amends the Nature Conservation Act 1992. 19 Note-- 20 See also the amendments in-- 21 part 2, division 5 22 part 4, division 2 23 schedule 1, parts 1 and 3. 24 Page 86

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 114] Clause 114 Amendment of s 14 (Classes of protected areas to which 1 Act applies) 2 Section 14(a) to (i)-- 3 omit, insert-- 4 (a) national parks; and 5 (b) national parks (Aboriginal land); and 6 (c) national parks (Torres Strait Islander land); 7 and 8 (d) national parks (Cape York Peninsula 9 Aboriginal land); and 10 (e) regional parks; and 11 (f) nature refuges; and 12 (g) coordinated conservation areas. 13 Clause 115 Omission of s 16 (Management principles of national 14 parks (scientific)) 15 Section 16-- 16 omit. 17 Clause 116 Amendment of s 17 (Management principles of national 18 parks) 19 (1) Section 17(1)-- 20 insert-- 21 (d) provide opportunities for educational and 22 recreational activities in a way consistent 23 with the area's natural and cultural values; 24 and 25 (e) provide opportunities for ecotourism in a 26 way consistent with the area's natural and 27 cultural values. 28 (2) Section 17-- 29 Page 87

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 116] insert-- 1 (1A) However, if the whole or part of a national park is 2 declared as a special management area, the 3 management of the park or part may include-- 4 (a) for a special management area (controlled 5 action), either or both of the following-- 6 (i) the manipulation of the area's natural 7 and cultural resources to protect or 8 restore the area's natural or cultural 9 values; 10 (ii) the continuation of an existing use of 11 the area consistent with maintaining 12 the area's natural and cultural values; 13 and 14 (b) for a special management area (scientific), 15 the following-- 16 (i) activities or measures to protect the 17 area's exceptional scientific values; 18 (ii) controlled scientific study and 19 monitoring of the area's natural 20 resources; 21 (iii) the control of threatening processes 22 relating to threatened wildlife, 23 including threatening processes caused 24 by other wildlife and controlling 25 threatening processes by manipulating 26 the threatened wildlife's habitat. 27 (3) Section 17(3), `subsections (1) and (2)'-- 28 omit, insert-- 29 subsections (1) to (2) 30 (4) Section 17-- 31 insert-- 32 (4) In this section-- 33 Page 88

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 117] ecotourism means tourism that is ecologically 1 sustainable and primarily focused on 2 experiencing an area in a way that fosters 3 understanding, appreciation and conservation of 4 the area and its natural and cultural values. 5 existing use, of a special management area 6 (controlled action), means a lawful use made of 7 the area immediately before the declaration of the 8 area as a special management area (controlled 9 action). 10 Clause 117 Replacement of ss 19A-21 11 Sections 19A to 21-- 12 omit, insert-- 13 21 Management principles of regional parks 14 (1) A regional park is to be managed to-- 15 (a) conserve and present the area's cultural and 16 natural resources and their values; and 17 (b) ensure the area is maintained, to the greatest 18 possible extent, in its natural condition; and 19 (c) provide for the controlled use of the area's 20 cultural and natural resources; and 21 (d) provide opportunities for enjoyment and 22 appreciation of the area and for recreational 23 and commercial activities in the area. 24 (2) However, the felling of timber for a commercial 25 purpose must not be conducted in a regional park. 26 (3) Subject to subsections (1) and (2), a regional 27 park, or a part of a regional park, that is also an 28 indigenous joint management area is to be 29 managed, as far as practicable, in a way that is 30 consistent with any Aboriginal tradition 31 applicable to the area, including any tradition 32 relating to activities in the area. 33 Page 89

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 118] Clause 118 Renumbering of s 19AA (Management principles of 1 national parks (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land)) 2 Section 19AA-- 3 renumber as section 20. 4 Clause 119 Amendment of s 27 (Prohibition on mining, geothermal 5 activities and GHG storage activities) 6 Section 27(1)(a) to (f)-- 7 omit, insert-- 8 (a) a national park; or 9 (b) a national park (Aboriginal land); or 10 (c) a national park (Torres Strait Islander land); 11 or 12 (d) a national park (Cape York Peninsula 13 Aboriginal land); or 14 (e) a regional park (general). 15 Clause 120 Amendment of s 28 (Meaning of protected area in 16 division) 17 Section 28, definition protected area-- 18 omit, insert-- 19 protected area means-- 20 (a) a national park; or 21 (b) a regional park. 22 Clause 121 Amendment of pt 4, div 2, sdiv 2, hdg (Dedication, 23 revocation and amalgamation) 24 Part 4, division 2, subdivision 2, heading, after `amalgamation'-- 25 insert-- 26 of protected areas 27 Page 90

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 122] Clause 122 Replacement of s 29 (Dedication of protected areas) 1 Section 29-- 2 omit, insert-- 3 29 Dedication of protected areas 4 (1) A regulation may dedicate a specified area of 5 State land as-- 6 (a) a national park; or 7 (b) a regional park. 8 (2) The classes of protected areas mentioned in 9 subsection (1) are listed in descending order of 10 the level of protection given to them under this 11 Act. 12 Clause 123 Amendment of s 31 (Trustees of protected areas) 13 Section 31(1), `conservation park or resources reserve'-- 14 omit, insert-- 15 regional park 16 Clause 124 Amendment of s 34 (Leases etc. over protected areas) 17 (1) Section 34(1)(a)(i), `national park (scientific), national park or 18 national park (recovery)'-- 19 omit, insert-- 20 national park 21 (2) Section 34(1)(a)(ii), `conservation park or resources 22 reserve'-- 23 omit, insert-- 24 regional park 25 Page 91

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 125] Clause 125 Amendment of s 35 (Chief executive's powers about 1 permitted uses in national parks or national parks 2 (recovery)) 3 (1) Section 35, heading, `or national parks (recovery)'-- 4 omit. 5 (2) Section 35(1), `or national park (recovery)'-- 6 omit. 7 (3) Section 35(1)(b)(i), `if the land is in a national park,'-- 8 omit. 9 (4) Section 35(1)(b)(ii)-- 10 omit. 11 (5) Section 35(1)(b)(iii) to (v)-- 12 renumber as section 35(1)(b)(ii) to (iv). 13 (6) Section 35(3)-- 14 omit, insert-- 15 (3) This section does not apply to a national park, or 16 a part of a national park, that is an indigenous 17 joint management area. 18 Note-- 19 For an indigenous joint management area, see section 20 42AO. 21 Clause 126 Amendment of s 35A (Chief executive's powers about 22 permitted uses for existing service facilities in national 23 parks or national parks (recovery)) 24 (1) Section 35A, heading, `or national parks (recovery)'-- 25 omit. 26 (2) Section 35A(1), `or national park (recovery)'-- 27 omit. 28 (3) Section 35A(3)-- 29 Page 92

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 127] omit, insert-- 1 (3) This section does not apply to a national park, or 2 a part of a national park, that is an indigenous 3 joint management area. 4 (4) Section 35A(4)-- 5 omit. 6 Clause 127 Amendment of s 36 (Authorities for new national park or 7 national park (recovery)) 8 (1) Section 36, heading and subsections (1)(a) and (6), definition 9 allowable term, `or national park (recovery)'-- 10 omit. 11 (2) Section 36(5A)-- 12 omit, insert-- 13 (5A) This section does not apply to a national park, or 14 a part of a national park, that is an indigenous 15 joint management area. 16 Note-- 17 For an indigenous joint management area, see section 18 42AP. 19 Clause 128 Amendment of s 39D (Definition for sdiv 4A) 20 Section 39D, definition owner, `conservation park or resources 21 reserve'-- 22 omit, insert-- 23 regional park 24 Clause 129 Amendment of s 41 (Dedication of Aboriginal land as 25 national park (Aboriginal land) or Torres Strait Islander 26 land as national park (Torres Strait Islander land)) 27 (1) Section 41(6)-- 28 omit. 29 Page 93

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 130] (2) Section 41(7)-- 1 renumber as section 41(6). 2 Clause 130 Amendment of s 42 (Dedication of leasehold land as 3 national park (Aboriginal land) or national park (Torres 4 Strait Islander land)) 5 (1) Section 42(6)-- 6 omit. 7 (2) Section 42(7) and (8)-- 8 renumber as section 42(6) and (7). 9 Clause 131 Amendment of s 42AB (Dedication of Aboriginal land as 10 national park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land)) 11 Section 42AB(3)-- 12 omit. 13 Clause 132 Amendment of s 42AC (Dedication of other land as 14 national park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land)) 15 Section 42AC(3)-- 16 omit. 17 Clause 133 Amendment of s 42AEA (Particular powers about 18 permitted uses for existing service facilities in national 19 park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land)) 20 Section 42AEA(4)-- 21 omit. 22 Clause 134 Amendment of s 42AI (Declaration of Aboriginal land as 23 indigenous joint management area) 24 Section 42AI(3)-- 25 omit. 26 Page 94

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 135] Clause 135 Amendment of s 42AJ (Declaration of other land as an 1 indigenous joint management area) 2 Section 42AJ(3)-- 3 omit. 4 Clause 136 Amendment of s 42AO (Particular powers about 5 permitted uses on land in particular indigenous joint 6 management areas) 7 (1) Section 42AO(1), `or national park (recovery)'-- 8 omit. 9 (2) Section 42AO(1)(b)(i), `if the land is in a national park--'-- 10 omit. 11 (3) Section 42AO(1)(b)(ii)-- 12 omit. 13 (4) Section 42AO(1)(b)(iii) to (v)-- 14 renumber as section 42AO(1)(b)(ii) to (iv). 15 Clause 137 Amendment of s 42AOA (Particular powers about 16 permitted uses for existing service facilities on land in 17 particular indigenous joint management areas) 18 (1) Section 42AOA(1), `or national park (recovery)'-- 19 omit. 20 (2) Section 42AOA(4)-- 21 omit. 22 Clause 138 Amendment of s 42AP (Authorities for new national park 23 or national park (recovery) that is an indigenous joint 24 management area) 25 Section 42AP, `or national park (recovery)'-- 26 omit. 27 Page 95

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 139] Clause 139 Replacement of pt 4, div 3A (Regeneration plans for 1 national parks (recovery)) 2 Part 4, division 3A-- 3 omit, insert-- 4 Division 3A Special management areas 5 and resource use areas 6 42A Declaration of special management area 7 (1) The chief executive may, by notice, declare a 8 prescribed national park, or part of a prescribed 9 national park-- 10 (a) as a special management area (controlled 11 action) to allow activities of a type, or for a 12 purpose, stated in-- 13 (i) section 17(1A)(a)(i); or 14 (ii) section 17(1A)(a)(ii); or 15 (iii) section 17(1A)(a)(i) and (ii); or 16 (b) as a special management area (scientific) to 17 allow activities of a type, or for a purpose, 18 stated in section 17(1A)(b). 19 (2) The notice declaring the special management 20 area must-- 21 (a) be erected or displayed at the entrance of the 22 prescribed national park or part of the 23 prescribed national park declared as a 24 special management area; and 25 (b) be easily visible to passers-by; and 26 (c) identify the limits of the area to which the 27 notice applies; and 28 (d) state the prescribed activities that may be 29 carried out in the special management area. 30 Page 96

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 139] (3) When the notice is erected or displayed, the chief 1 executive must publish-- 2 (a) a copy of the notice on the department's 3 website; and 4 (b) a notice in the gazette about the declaration 5 of the special management area. 6 (4) In this section-- 7 prescribed activities means the activities of a 8 kind, or for a purpose, mentioned in section 9 17(1A) for which the special management area 10 was declared. 11 prescribed national park means-- 12 (a) a national park; or 13 (b) a national park (Aboriginal land); or 14 (c) a national park (Torres Strait Islander land); 15 or 16 (d) a national park (Cape York Peninsula 17 Aboriginal land). 18 42B When declaration of special management area 19 ends 20 (1) A declaration made under section 42A(1) ends on 21 the day the chief executive removes the notice 22 declaring the special management area. 23 (2) When the notice is removed, the chief executive 24 must-- 25 (a) remove the copy of the notice on the 26 department's website; and 27 (b) publish a notice in the gazette about the 28 ending of the declaration of the special 29 management area. 30 Page 97

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 140] 42C Declaration of resource use area 1 A regulation may declare a regional park, or part of a 2 regional park, as a resource use area. 3 Note-- 4 Section 27(1) does not apply to a regional park, or part of a 5 regional park, that is a resource use area. 6 Clause 140 Amendment of s 46 (Declaration of nature refuges) 7 (1) Section 46(4)-- 8 omit. 9 (2) Section 46(5)-- 10 renumber as section 46(4). 11 Clause 141 Amendment of s 61 (Property in cultural and natural 12 resources) 13 Section 61(1), `national park (scientific), national park, national 14 park (recovery), conservation park or resources reserve'-- 15 omit, insert-- 16 national park or regional park 17 Clause 142 Amendment of s 62 (Restriction on taking etc. of cultural 18 and natural resources of protected areas) 19 (1) Section 62(1)(e)-- 20 omit, insert-- 21 (e) if the area is a regional park, nature refuge 22 or a coordinated conservation area--an 23 exemption under a regulation. 24 (2) Section 62(7), definition national park-- 25 omit, insert-- 26 Page 98

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 143] national park includes a national park (Aboriginal 1 land), national park (Torres Strait Islander land) and 2 national park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land). 3 Clause 143 Amendment of s 67 (Compensation when protected area 4 declared) 5 (1) Section 67, heading, `protected area'-- 6 omit, insert-- 7 nature refuge 8 (2) Section 67(1)-- 9 omit, insert-- 10 (1) This section applies if a nature refuge is declared 11 under section 49. 12 (3) Section 67(2), (3), (6) and (9), definition existing use, `or 13 regulation'-- 14 omit. 15 (4) Section 67(5)(b), `protected area or the commencement of the 16 regulation'-- 17 omit, insert-- 18 nature refuge 19 (5) Section 67(6)(d)-- 20 omit. 21 (6) Section 67(8)-- 22 omit, insert-- 23 (8) Subsection (2) does not apply to land if-- 24 (a) when the nature refuge is declared, the area 25 the subject of the declaration is identified as, 26 or including, a critical habitat or an area of 27 major interest in-- 28 (i) a regulation (the first regulation); or 29 Page 99

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 144] (ii) a conservation plan; and 1 (b) the regulation making the declaration 2 declares that the first regulation or 3 conservation plan continues to apply to the 4 area after the declaration; and 5 (c) the landholder receives, or is entitled to 6 receive, compensation under section 137A 7 in relation to the land because of the making 8 of the first regulation or approval of the 9 conservation plan. 10 Clause 144 Replacement of s 69 (Preservation of landholders' 11 interests) 12 Section 69-- 13 omit, insert-- 14 69 Preservation of landholders' interests 15 (1) The interests of a landholder of land forming part 16 of a protected area are not affected by-- 17 (a) the dedication or declaration of the 18 protected area; or 19 (b) the declaration of the protected area, or part 20 of the protected area, as a special 21 management area or resource use area. 22 (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the extent of-- 23 (a) any binding conservation agreement, or 24 conservation covenant, in relation to the 25 land; or 26 (b) a regulation giving effect to a management 27 plan for the protected area. 28 Clause 145 Amendment of s 70 (Unlawful use of certain words) 29 Section 70(3), `or `conservation park' in'-- 30 omit, insert-- 31 Page 100

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 146] in 1 Clause 146 Insertion of new s 70AA 2 Part 4, division 6-- 3 insert-- 4 70AA Regulations may define extent of area 5 (1) This section applies to a regulation made under 6 section 29(1), 41(5), 42(5), 42AB(2), 42AC(2), 7 42AI(2), 42AJ(2), 42C or 46(1). 8 (2) The regulation may define the extent of the area 9 or land dedicated or declared under the regulation 10 by reference to-- 11 (a) a specified depth below the surface of land; 12 or 13 (b) a specified height above the surface of land. 14 Clause 147 Amendment of s 70B (Definitions for pt 4A) 15 Section 70B, definition protected area-- 16 omit, insert-- 17 protected area means-- 18 (a) a national park; or 19 (b) a regional park. 20 Clause 148 Amendment of s 111 (Chief executive to prepare 21 management statement) 22 Section 111(1)-- 23 omit, insert-- 24 (1) The chief executive must, as soon as practicable 25 after-- 26 (a) the dedication of-- 27 Page 101

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 149] (i) a national park; or 1 (ii) a national park (Cape York Peninsula 2 Aboriginal land); or 3 (iii) a regional park; or 4 (b) the declaration of-- 5 (i) a nature refuge, under section 49; or 6 (ii) a coordinated conservation area; or 7 (iii) an indigenous joint management area; 8 prepare a management statement for the area. 9 Clause 149 Amendment of s 134 (Records to be maintained by 10 registrar) 11 (1) Section 134(1)(c)-- 12 omit. 13 (2) Section 134(1)(d)-- 14 renumber as section 134(1)(c). 15 (3) Section 134(1), `made, the regulation has commenced'-- 16 omit, insert-- 17 made 18 (4) Section 134(2)(a)(iii)-- 19 omit. 20 (5) Section 134(2)(a)(iv)-- 21 renumber as section 134(2)(a)(iii). 22 (6) Section 134(2)(b)(iii)-- 23 omit. 24 (7) Section 134(2)(b)(iv)-- 25 renumber as section 134(2)(b)(iii). 26 (8) Section 134(3)(c)-- 27 Page 102

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 150] omit. 1 (9) Section 134(3)(d)-- 2 renumber as section 134(3)(c). 3 (10) Section 134(4)(c)-- 4 omit. 5 (11) Section 134(4)(d) and (e)-- 6 renumber as section 134(4)(c) and (d). 7 Clause 150 Amendment of s 141 (Delegation by chief executive) 8 Section 141(3), definition prescribed provision, `42AP or 136.'-- 9 omit, insert-- 10 42AP, 42A or 136. 11 Clause 151 Amendment of s 142 (Protection from liability) 12 Section 142(7), definition State protected area-- 13 omit, insert-- 14 State protected area means-- 15 (a) a national park; or 16 (b) a national park (Aboriginal land); or 17 (c) a national park (Torres Strait Islander land); 18 or 19 (d) a national park (Cape York Peninsula 20 Aboriginal land); or 21 (e) a regional park. 22 Clause 152 Omission of s 173R (Provision for stock grazing in 23 particular national parks) 24 Section 173R-- 25 omit. 26 Page 103

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 153] Clause 153 Insertion of new pt 12, div 5, sdiv 2 1 Part 12, division 5, as inserted by this Act-- 2 insert-- 3 Subdivision 2 Provisions about classes 4 of protected areas 5 195 Definitions for sdiv 2 6 In this subdivision-- 7 amendment Act means the Nature Conservation 8 and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 9 2013. 10 commencement means the commencement of 11 this subdivision. 12 old class, of protected area, means any of the 13 following classes of protected area under the 14 unamended Act-- 15 (a) national park (scientific); 16 (b) national park (recovery); 17 (c) conservation park; 18 (d) resources reserve. 19 unamended Act means this Act as in force before 20 the commencement. 21 196 National parks (scientific) taken to be national 22 parks and special management areas 23 (scientific) 24 (1) On the commencement, the area of each national 25 park (scientific)-- 26 (a) continues as a national park under this Act 27 as if it had been dedicated under this Act as 28 a national park; and 29 Page 104

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 153] (b) is taken to be declared under this Act as a 1 special management area (scientific). 2 (2) As soon as practicable after the commencement, 3 the chief executive must-- 4 (a) erect or display a notice for the special 5 management area complying with the 6 requirements stated in section 42A(2); and 7 (b) publish a copy of the notice on the 8 department's website and in the gazette. 9 (3) In this section-- 10 national park (scientific) means an area that, 11 immediately before the commencement, was a 12 national park (scientific) under this Act. 13 197 National parks (recovery) taken to be national 14 parks and special management areas 15 (controlled action) 16 (1) On the commencement, the area of each national 17 park (recovery)-- 18 (a) continues as a national park under this Act 19 as if it had been dedicated under this Act as 20 a national park; and 21 (b) is taken to be declared under this Act as a 22 special management area (controlled action) 23 to allow activities of the type, or for the 24 purpose, stated in section 17(1A)(a)(i). 25 (2) As soon as practicable after the commencement, 26 the chief executive must-- 27 (a) erect or display a notice for the special 28 management area complying with the 29 requirements stated in section 42A(2); and 30 (b) publish a copy of the notice on the 31 department's website and in the gazette. 32 (3) In this section-- 33 Page 105

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 153] national park (recovery) means an area that, 1 immediately before the commencement, was a 2 national park (recovery) under this Act. 3 198 Conservation parks taken to be regional parks 4 (1) On the commencement, the area of each 5 conservation park continues under this Act as a 6 regional park as if it had been dedicated under 7 this Act as a regional park. 8 (2) In this section-- 9 conservation park means an area that, 10 immediately before the commencement, was a 11 conservation park under this Act. 12 199 Resources reserves taken to be regional parks 13 and regional park (resource use area) 14 (1) On the commencement, the area of each 15 resources reserve-- 16 (a) continues under this Act as a regional park 17 as if it had been dedicated under this Act as 18 a regional park; and 19 (b) is taken to be declared under this Act as a 20 regional park (resource use area). 21 (2) In this section-- 22 resources reserve means an area that, 23 immediately before the commencement, was a 24 resources reserve under this Act. 25 200 References to particular protected areas 26 From the commencement, in an Act or document-- 27 (a) a reference to a national park (scientific) 28 may, if the context permits, be taken to be a 29 reference to-- 30 Page 106

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 153] (i) a national park; or 1 (ii) a special management area (scientific); 2 and 3 (b) a reference to a national park (recovery) 4 may, if the context permits, be taken to be a 5 reference to-- 6 (i) a national park; or 7 (ii) a special management area (controlled 8 action); and 9 (c) a reference to a conservation park may, if 10 the context permits, be taken to be a 11 reference to-- 12 (i) a regional park; or 13 (ii) a regional park (general); and 14 (d) a reference to a resources reserve may, if the 15 context permits, be taken to be a reference 16 to-- 17 (i) a regional park; or 18 (ii) a regional park (resource use area). 19 201 Trustees of conservation parks and resources 20 reserves continue 21 (1) This section applies if, immediately before the 22 commencement, an area was a conservation park 23 or resources reserve under the management of 24 trustees under this Act. 25 (2) A person who was, immediately before the 26 commencement, a trustee of the area under this 27 Act, continues to be a trustee of the area as a 28 regional park under this Act. 29 (3) The trust over the area continues as a trust under 30 this Act over the area as a regional park. 31 Page 107

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 153] 202 Change in class does not affect instruments 1 applying to an area 2 (1) This section applies if, under this subdivision, an 3 area is changed from an old class of protected 4 area to another class of protected area (the new 5 class). 6 (2) Any of the following (each a relevant 7 instrument) in force for the area immediately 8 before the commencement continues to apply to 9 the area as a protected area of the new class-- 10 (a) a lease, agreement, licence, permit or other 11 authority; 12 (b) a management statement; 13 (c) a management plan; 14 (d) a direction, requirement, notice or decision 15 given or made, in writing, under this Act. 16 (3) The relevant instrument continues in force for the 17 area until it expires, is terminated or repealed or 18 otherwise ends under its terms or this Act. 19 (4) Subsections (2) and (3) apply even if the relevant 20 instrument authorises the carrying out of 21 activities in the area that are not consistent with 22 the management principles for protected areas of 23 the new class. 24 203 Particular previous use authorities continue 25 (1) This section applies to a previous use authority 26 taken to have been granted by the chief executive 27 under section 173R(2) as in force before the 28 commencement if the authority is still in force 29 immediately before the commencement. 30 (2) Section 173R(3) and (4) of the unamended Act 31 continue to apply to the previous use authority as 32 if the amendment Act had not been enacted. 33 Page 108

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 153] 204 Deciding application for lease etc. for a 1 protected area of an old class 2 (1) This section applies to an application for a lease, 3 agreement, licence, permit or other authority (the 4 relevant authority) that-- 5 (a) was made, but not decided, under this Act 6 before the commencement; and 7 (b) is for a protected area of an old class that, 8 under this subdivision, is changed to a 9 protected area of another class (the new 10 class). 11 (2) The application is to be decided, as an 12 application for the relevant authority for a 13 protected area of the old class, under the 14 unamended Act, as if the amendment Act had not 15 been enacted. 16 (3) If the application is granted, the chief executive 17 must give or grant to the applicant the relevant 18 authority for the area as a protected area of the 19 new class. 20 (4) To remove any doubt, it is declared that 21 subsection (3) applies even if the carrying out of 22 the activities under the relevant authority is not 23 consistent with the management principles for 24 protected areas of the new class. 25 (5) However, the grounds on which the chief 26 executive may refuse an application to renew the 27 relevant authority include the ground that the 28 carrying out of the activities under the authority 29 is not consistent with the management principles 30 for protected areas of the new class. 31 Page 109

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 154] 205 Transitional regulation-making power 1 (1) A regulation (a transitional regulation) may 2 make provision of a saving or transitional nature 3 about a matter-- 4 (a) necessary or convenient to give effect to, 5 allow or facilitate-- 6 (i) a change in the classes of protected 7 areas under this Act; or 8 (ii) any matter related to changes in the 9 classes of protected areas under this 10 Act; and 11 (b) for which this Act does not make provision 12 or sufficient provision. 13 (2) A transitional regulation may have retrospective 14 operation to a day that is not earlier than the day 15 on which this section commences. 16 (3) A transitional regulation must declare it is a 17 transitional regulation. 18 (4) This section and any transitional regulation 19 expire 1 year after the day on which this section 20 commences. 21 Clause 154 Amendment of schedule (Dictionary) 22 (1) Schedule, definitions conservation park, national park 23 (recovery), national park (scientific), prescribed protected 24 area, regeneration plan and resources reserve-- 25 omit. 26 (2) Schedule-- 27 insert-- 28 existing service facility means-- 29 (a) for land in a national park, other than land 30 stated in paragraph (c)--a service facility in 31 Page 110

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 154] existence on the land immediately before 1 the land was dedicated as a national park; or 2 (b) for land in a national park (Cape York 3 Peninsula Aboriginal land)--a service 4 facility in existence on the land immediately 5 before the land was dedicated as a national 6 park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal 7 land); or 8 (c) for land in a national park, or part of a 9 national park, that is an indigenous joint 10 management area--a service facility in 11 existence on the land immediately before 12 the land was declared as an indigenous joint 13 management area. 14 prescribed protected area means a national park 15 or a regional park. 16 regional park means an area dedicated under this 17 Act as a regional park. 18 regional park (general) means a regional park, 19 or part of a regional park, that is not a regional 20 park (resource use area). 21 regional park (resource use area) means a 22 regional park, or part of a regional park, declared 23 under this Act as a resource use area. 24 special management area means a special 25 management area (controlled action) or a special 26 management area (scientific). 27 special management area (controlled action) 28 means an area declared under this Act as a 29 special management area (controlled action). 30 special management area (scientific) means an 31 area declared under this Act as a special 32 management area (scientific). 33 Page 111

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 155] Division 9 Amendment of Petroleum Act 1923 1 Clause 155 Act amended 2 This division amends the Petroleum Act 1923. 3 Note-- 4 See also the amendments in-- 5 part 4, division 3 6 schedule 1, parts 2 and 3. 7 Clause 156 Amendment of s 2 (Definitions) 8 Section 2, definition owner, paragraph 1(q)(iii) to (vi)-- 9 omit, insert-- 10 (iii) a national park (Torres Strait Islander 11 land); 12 (iv) a forest reserve. 13 Division 10 Amendment of Petroleum and Gas 14 (Production and Safety) Act 2004 15 Clause 157 Act amended 16 This division amends the Petroleum and Gas (Production and 17 Safety) Act 2004. 18 Note-- 19 See also the amendments in-- 20 part 4, division 4 21 schedule 1, parts 2 and 3. 22 Clause 158 Amendment of sch 2 (Dictionary) 23 Schedule 2, definition owner, paragraph 1(q)(iii) to (vi)-- 24 Page 112

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 3 Amendments about tenure commencing by proclamation [s 159] omit, insert-- 1 (iii) a national park (Torres Strait Islander 2 land); 3 (iv) a forest reserve. 4 Division 11 Amendment of Survey and Mapping 5 Infrastructure Act 2003 6 Clause 159 Act amended 7 This division amends the Survey and Mapping Infrastructure 8 Act 2003. 9 Note-- 10 See also the amendments in schedule 1, part 3. 11 Clause 160 Amendment of s 66 (Non-application of sdivs 2 to 4 to 12 particular land) 13 Section 66(6), definition protected area-- 14 omit, insert-- 15 protected area, under the Nature Conservation 16 Act 1992, does not include a coordinated 17 conservation area under that Act. 18 Clause 161 Amendment of s 95 (Non-application of sdivs 2 to 4 to 19 particular land) 20 Section 95(5), definition protected area-- 21 omit, insert-- 22 protected area, under the Nature Conservation 23 Act 1992, does not include a coordinated 24 conservation area under that Act. 25 Page 113

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 4 Amendments about forest reserves commencing by proclamation [s 162] Division 12 Amendment of Vegetation 1 Management Act 1999 2 Clause 162 Act amended 3 This division amends the Vegetation Management Act 1999. 4 Note-- 5 See also the amendments in schedule 1, part 3. 6 Clause 163 Amendment of s 7 (Application of Act) 7 Section 7(1)(b)(i) to (viii)-- 8 omit, insert-- 9 (i) a national park; 10 (ii) a national park (Aboriginal land); 11 (iii) a national park (Torres Strait Islander 12 land); 13 (iv) a national park (Cape York Peninsula 14 Aboriginal land); 15 (v) a regional park; or 16 Part 4 Amendments about forest 17 reserves commencing by 18 proclamation 19 Division 1 Amendment of Forestry Act 1959 20 Clause 164 Act amended 21 This division amends the Forestry Act 1959. 22 Page 114

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 4 Amendments about forest reserves commencing by proclamation [s 165] Note-- 1 See also the amendments in-- 2 part 2, division 3 3 part 3, division 1 4 schedule 1, part 2. 5 Clause 165 Amendment of s 25 (Power to set apart and declare State 6 forests) 7 (1) Section 25(c)-- 8 omit. 9 (2) Section 25, editor's note-- 10 omit. 11 Division 2 Amendment of Nature Conservation 12 Act 1992 13 Clause 166 Act amended 14 This division amends the Nature Conservation Act 1992. 15 See also the amendments in-- 16 part 2, division 5 17 part 3, division 8 18 schedule 1, parts 1 and 3. 19 Clause 167 Omission of pt 4A (Forest reserves) 20 Part 4A-- 21 omit. 22 Clause 168 Insertion of s 183A 23 Part 12, division 2-- 24 Page 115

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 4 Amendments about forest reserves commencing by proclamation [s 169] insert-- 1 183A Application of div 2 2 (1) This section applies from the commencement of 3 the Nature Conservation and Other Legislation 4 Amendment Act (No. 2) 2013, part 4, division 2. 5 (2) In this division, a reference to a forest reserve, or 6 land in a forest reserve, is a reference to land that 7 was in a forest reserve under this Act 8 immediately before the commencement. 9 Division 3 Amendment of Petroleum Act 1923 10 Clause 169 Act amended 11 This division amends the Petroleum Act 1923. 12 Note-- 13 See also the amendments in-- 14 part 3, division 9 15 schedule 1, parts 2 and 3. 16 Clause 170 Replacement of s 4 (Relationship with Nature 17 Conservation Act 1992) 18 Section 4-- 19 omit, insert-- 20 4 Relationship with Nature Conservation Act 21 1992 22 This Act is subject to the Nature Conservation Act 23 1992, section 27. 24 Editor's note-- 25 Nature Conservation Act 1992, section 27 (Prohibition on 26 mining, geothermal activities and GHG storage activities) 27 Page 116

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 4 Amendments about forest reserves commencing by proclamation [s 171] Division 4 Amendment of Petroleum and Gas 1 (Production and Safety) Act 2004 2 Clause 171 Act amended 3 This division amends the Petroleum and Gas (Production and 4 Safety) Act 2004. 5 Note-- 6 See also the amendments in-- 7 part 3, division 10 8 schedule 1, parts 2 and 3. 9 Clause 172 Replacement of s 6A (Relationship with Nature 10 Conservation Act 1992) 11 Section 6A-- 12 omit, insert-- 13 6A Relationship with Nature Conservation Act 14 1992 15 This Act is subject to the Nature Conservation Act 16 1992, section 27. 17 Editor's note-- 18 Nature Conservation Act 1992, section 27 (Prohibition on 19 mining, geothermal activities and GHG storage activities) 20 Division 5 Amendment of Sustainable 21 Planning Act 2009 22 Clause 173 Act amended 23 This division amends the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. 24 Page 117

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Part 5 Consequential and minor amendments [s 174] Clause 174 Amendment of s 10 (Definitions for terms used in 1 development) 2 Section 10(1), definition operational work, paragraph 2(b)(i) to 3 (iv)-- 4 omit, insert-- 5 (i) a protected area under the Nature 6 Conservation Act 1992, section 28; or 7 (ii) an area declared as a State forest or 8 timber reserve under the Forestry Act 9 1959; or 10 (iii) a forest entitlement area under the 11 Land Act 1994. 12 Part 5 Consequential and minor 13 amendments 14 Clause 175 Acts amended 15 Schedule 1 amends the Acts it mentions. 16 Note-- 17 An Act may be amended in more than 1 part of schedule 1. 18 Page 118

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Schedule 1 Schedule 1 Consequential and minor 1 amendments 2 section 175 3 Part 1 Consequential and minor 4 amendments commencing on 5 assent 6 Environmental Protection Act 1994 7 1 Section 467(10), `subsection (2)(b)--'-- 8 omit, insert-- 9 `subsection (1)(b)--' 10 Land Act 1994 11 1 Section 373ZJ(4), definition nature conservation area-- 12 omit. 13 Marine Parks Act 2004 14 1 Section 22(2)(b)(ii) and editor's note, `web site on the 15 Internet'-- 16 omit, insert-- 17 Page 119

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Schedule 1 website 1 2 Section 26(2)(b)(i)(B), `web site on the Internet'-- 2 omit, insert-- 3 website 4 3 Section 31(2)(b)(ii) and editor's note, `web site on the 5 Internet'-- 6 omit, insert-- 7 website 8 4 Section 32(a), `public notice given'-- 9 omit, insert-- 10 notice published 11 5 Section 36(2)(b)(i)(B), `web site on the Internet'-- 12 omit, insert-- 13 website 14 6 Section 37(a), `public notice given'-- 15 omit, insert-- 16 notice published 17 7 Section 141(2)(b)(ii), `web site on the Internet'-- 18 omit, insert-- 19 website 20 8 Section 143(1)(b) and editor's note, `web site on the 21 Internet'-- 22 omit, insert-- 23 Page 120

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Schedule 1 website 1 Nature Conservation Act 1992 2 1 Section 42AD(2)(a), before `management plan'-- 3 insert-- 4 any 5 2 Section 42AN(2)(a), before `management plan'-- 6 insert-- 7 any 8 3 Section 50, `protected area'-- 9 omit, insert-- 10 nature refuge or coordinated conservation area 11 4 Section 62(5)(b), `threatened, rare'-- 12 omit, insert-- 13 threatened 14 5 Section 69(b), `the management'-- 15 omit, insert-- 16 a management 17 6 Section 70G(4)-- 18 insert-- 19 Note-- 20 See, however, the Forestry Act 1959, section 25A. 21 Page 121

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Schedule 1 7 Section 71(a)(iv)-- 1 omit. 2 8 Section 71(a)(v) and (vi)-- 3 renumber as section 71(a)(iv) and (v). 4 9 Section 88(6), definition class 1 offence, paragraph (c)-- 5 omit. 6 10 Section 88(6), definition class 1 offence, paragraph (d)-- 7 renumber as paragraph (c). 8 11 Section 88(6), definition class 2 offence, paragraph (b)-- 9 omit. 10 12 Section 88(6), definition class 2 offence, paragraph (c)-- 11 renumber as paragraph (b). 12 13 Section 88(6), definition class 3 offence, paragraph (b)-- 13 omit. 14 14 Section 88(6), definition class 3 offence, paragraph (c)-- 15 renumber as paragraph (b). 16 15 Section 102(a), `threatened, rare'-- 17 omit, insert-- 18 threatened 19 16 Section 132A(2)(b), `the management'-- 20 omit, insert-- 21 Page 122

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Schedule 1 any management 1 17 Section 173Q, heading and subsection (1)(a), `32, 56'-- 2 omit, insert-- 3 32 4 18 Section 173Q(4), definition relevant area, `area, World 5 Heritage management'-- 6 omit. 7 19 Section 174(1), fourth dot point-- 8 omit. 9 20 Schedule, definition Aboriginal land, `section 10.'-- 10 omit, insert-- 11 section 8. 12 21 Schedule, definition landholder, paragraph (c), `under 13 section 45'-- 14 omit. 15 22 Schedule, definition protected animal, `rare,'-- 16 omit. 17 23 Schedule, definition rare wildlife-- 18 omit. 19 Page 123

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Schedule 1 Part 2 Consequential and minor 1 amendments about tenure 2 commencing by proclamation 3 Aboriginal Land Act 1991 4 1 Section 175(4), definition prescribed protected area-- 5 omit, insert-- 6 prescribed protected area means a national park or a 7 regional park under the Nature Conservation Act 8 1992. 9 Biodiscovery Act 2004 10 1 Section 24(1)(a), `national park (scientific), national park 11 or national park (recovery),'-- 12 omit, insert-- 13 national park 14 Environmental Protection Act 1994 15 1 Section 38(2)(k)(iii), `national park (scientific), national 16 park (Torres Strait Islander land), national park 17 (recovery)'-- 18 omit, insert-- 19 national park (Torres Strait Islander land) 20 Page 124

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Schedule 1 2 Section 38(2)(k)(iv), `conservation park'-- 1 omit, insert-- 2 regional park (general) 3 3 Section 579(6), definition owner, paragraph (d), 4 `conservation park or resources reserve'-- 5 omit, insert-- 6 regional park 7 4 Section 579(6), definition owner, paragraph (d)(i), `or 8 reserve'-- 9 omit. 10 5 Section 579(6), definition owner, paragraph (e)(iii), 11 `national park (scientific), national park (Torres Strait 12 Islander land), national park (recovery)'-- 13 omit, insert-- 14 national park (Torres Strait Islander land) 15 Forestry Act 1959 16 1 Schedule 3, definition Crown land, paragraph (d), 17 `protected area, national park (recovery)'-- 18 omit, insert-- 19 protected area 20 Page 125

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Schedule 1 Land Act 1994 1 1 Section 28(4), definition action, paragraph (d), 2 `conservation park'-- 3 omit, insert-- 4 regional park (general) 5 2 Schedule 6, definition unallocated State land, paragraph 6 (b), `conservation park'-- 7 omit, insert-- 8 regional park (general) 9 Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) 10 Act 2002 11 1 Schedule 3, definition owner, paragraph (a)(viii), 12 `conservation park'-- 13 omit, insert-- 14 regional park (general) 15 Liquor Act 1992 16 1 Section 173B(1)(a)(ii), `conservation park or resources 17 reserve'-- 18 omit, insert-- 19 regional park 20 Page 126

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Schedule 1 Mineral Resources Act 1989 1 1 Schedule 2, definition owner, paragraph (a)(ii), `resources 2 reserve'-- 3 omit, insert-- 4 regional park (resource use area) 5 2 Schedule 2, definition reserve, paragraph (a)(iii), 6 `resources reserve'-- 7 omit, insert-- 8 regional park (resource use area) 9 Petroleum Act 1923 10 1 Section 2, definition owner, paragraph 1(h), `conservation 11 park or resources reserve'-- 12 omit, insert-- 13 regional park 14 2 Section 2, definition owner, paragraph 1(h)(A), `or 15 reserve'-- 16 omit. 17 Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 18 1 Schedule 2, definition owner, paragraph 1(h), 19 `conservation park or resources reserve'-- 20 omit, insert-- 21 Page 127

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Schedule 1 regional park 1 2 Schedule 2, definition owner, paragraph 1(h)(A), `or 2 reserve'-- 3 omit. 4 Part 3 Consequential and minor 5 amendments about forest 6 reserves commencing by 7 proclamation 8 Environmental Protection Act 1994 9 1 Section 38(2)(k)(iii), `, national park (Torres Strait Islander 10 land) or forest reserve'-- 11 omit, insert-- 12 or national park (Torres Strait Islander land) 13 2 Section 579(6), definition owner, paragraph (e)(iii), `, 14 national park (Torres Strait Islander land) or forest 15 reserve'-- 16 omit, insert-- 17 or national park (Torres Strait Islander land) 18 Page 128

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Schedule 1 Geothermal Energy Act 2010 1 1 Section 7, `sections 27 and 70QA'-- 2 omit, insert-- 3 section 27 4 2 Section 7, editor's note, from `sections 27'-- 5 omit, insert-- 6 section 27 (Prohibition on mining, geothermal 7 activities and GHG storage activities) 8 3 Schedule 2, definition owner, paragraph 1(q)(iv)-- 9 omit. 10 Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009 11 1 Section 7, `sections 27 and 70QA'-- 12 omit, insert-- 13 section 27 14 2 Section 7, editor's note, from `sections 27'-- 15 omit, insert-- 16 section 27 (Prohibition on mining, geothermal 17 activities and GHG storage activities) 18 3 Schedule 2, definition owner, paragraph 1(q)(iv)-- 19 omit. 20 Page 129

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Schedule 1 Land Act 1994 1 1 Section 481B(4)(c), `forest reserve,'-- 2 omit. 3 2 Section 481H(d)(i), `forest reserve,'-- 4 omit. 5 3 Schedule 6, definition designated occupation licence-- 6 omit, insert-- 7 designated occupation licence means an 8 occupation licence over-- 9 (a) a national park; or 10 (b) a State forest; or 11 (c) a timber reserve. 12 4 Schedule 6, definition forest reserve-- 13 omit. 14 5 Schedule 6, definition nature conservation area, 15 paragraph (c)-- 16 omit. 17 6 Schedule 6, definition rural leasehold land, paragraph 18 (vi)-- 19 omit. 20 Page 130

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Schedule 1 Nature Conservation Act 1992 1 1 Section 61(2), after `forest reserve'-- 2 insert-- 3 under this Act 4 2 Section 173P(1)(b), `or forest reserve'-- 5 omit. 6 3 Section 173Q, heading and subsection (1)(a), `, 32 or 7 70E'-- 8 omit, insert-- 9 or 32 10 4 Section 173Q(4), definition relevant area-- 11 omit, insert-- 12 relevant area means the State forest, timber 13 reserve or protected area the subject of the 14 motion. 15 5 Section 174(1), fourth dot point-- 16 omit. 17 6 Section 174A(1)(b)-- 18 omit. 19 7 Section 174A(1)(c)-- 20 renumber as section 174A(1)(b). 21 Page 131

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Schedule 1 8 Schedule, definitions forest reserve and SEQ horse 1 riding trail network-- 2 omit. 3 9 Schedule, definition State land, paragraph (c), from `Land 4 Act 1994'-- 5 omit, insert-- 6 Land Act 1994; or 7 Petroleum Act 1923 8 1 Section 2, definition owner, paragraph 1(q)(iv)-- 9 omit. 10 Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 11 1 Schedule 2, definition owner, paragraph 1(q)(iv)-- 12 omit. 13 Recreation Areas Management Act 2006 14 1 Section 53(3)(d)(ii), `forest reserve or'-- 15 omit. 16 Page 132

 


 

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 Schedule 1 Survey and Mapping Infrastructure Act 2003 1 1 Section 66(1)(d) and (5), `forest reserve or'-- 2 omit. 3 2 Section 66(4)-- 4 omit. 5 3 Section 95(1)(b), `forest reserve or'-- 6 omit. 7 4 Section 95(3)-- 8 omit. 9 Vegetation Management Act 1999 10 1 Section 7(1)(a)-- 11 omit. 12 2 Section 7(1)(b) to (d)-- 13 renumber as section 7(1)(a) to (c). 14 State of Queensland 2013 Authorised by the Parliamentary Counsel Page 133

 


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