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TERRITORY PARKS AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ACT - SECT 14

Report by Commission

    (1)     The Administrator shall not publish a notice under section 12, 13 or 25A except after consideration by the Administrator of a report by the Commission in relation to the matter dealt with by the notice.

    (2)     Before submitting a report under subsection (1) in relation to prescribed land, the Commission shall:

        (a)     by public notice:

            (i)     state the nature of the report and of any recommendations proposed to be made in the report;

            (ii)     invite interested persons to make representations in connection with the report by such date, not being less than 60 days after the date of publication of the notice in the Gazette , as is specified in the notice; and

            (iii)     specify an address to which such representations may be forwarded; and

        (b)     give due consideration to any representations so made,

and, when submitting the report, it shall attach to the report any representations so made, together with its comments on those representations.

    (3)     In this section, "prescribed land" means land other than land which, at the date of the report in relation to that land required by subsection (1) or at any time before the date of that report:

        (a)     was:

            (i)     a park, reserve or conservation or wilderness zone within the meaning of the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975 of the Commonwealth;

            (ii)     a park, reserve, protected area or sanctuary; or

            (iii)     committed to the care, control and management of the Commission;

        (b)     was land which the Governor-General or the Administrator had purported to declare to be such a park, reserve, wilderness or conservation zone, protected area or sanctuary; or

        (c)     was land which the Administrator had purported to commit to the care, control and management of the Reserves Board under the National Parks and Gardens Ordinance .



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