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Meaning of public place—div 10.4A

    (1)     In this division:

"public place" means—

        (a)     public unleased land; or

        (b)     premises to which the public, or a section of the public, has access, whether by payment or not.

Examples—public place

              •     public library or cultural institution

              •     government school or educational facility

              •     public hospital or medical centre

              •     vehicle used for public transport

              •     public park or nature reserve

Note     Premises includes a place or conveyance (see s 185).

    (2)     However, "public place" does not include—

        (a)     public unleased land that a person is authorised to use under a public unleased land permit; or

        (b)     other premises that a person is authorised to use as a residence or for another private purpose.

Examples—premises authorised for private purpose

              •     retail shop

              •     restaurant or hotel

              •     private hospital or medical centre

              •     private school or educational institution

              •     place of worship

    (3)     In this section:

"public unleased land"—see the Public Unleased Land Act 2013

, section 8.

"public unleased land permit"—see the Public Unleased Land Act 2013

, section 40.

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