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TERRITORY PARKS AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ACT - SECT 25AE

Contents of draft plan

    (1)     The draft plan for the park or reserve must be consistent with the following:

        (a)     the relevant agreements for the park or reserve;

        (b)     the objective stated in section 25AB;

        (c)     the principles stated in section 25AC.

    (2)     The draft plan must contain the following:

        (a)     a description of the traditional Aboriginal owners of the park or reserve;

        (b)     practicable ways for those owners to work with local conservation officers, including the establishment of executive and other committees where appropriate to ensure the processes referred to paragraph (c) are adhered to;

        (c)     processes for the matters listed in subsection (3).

    (3)     The draft plan must contain processes for the following:

        (a)     identifying the natural and cultural values of the park or reserve;

        (b)     managing sites of Aboriginal spiritual or cultural significance in the park or reserve;

        (c)     identifying visitor management issues and developing agreed procedures for dealing with those issues that reflect the interests of the traditional Aboriginal owners and of the other stakeholders in the park or reserve;

        (d)     approving the siting of works and facilities in the park or reserve;

        (e)     identifying management zones in, and management regimes for, the park or reserve;

        (f)     developing relevant training and employment strategies in relation to the park or reserve;

        (g)     establishing community living areas in or in close proximity to the park or reserve as an integral part of the natural and cultural resource management of the park or reserve;

        (h)     dealing with commercial and infrastructure development in the park or reserve, giving preference to the traditional Aboriginal owners of the park or reserve;

            (i)     resolving disputes about the management of the park or reserve at the local level and by means that are appropriate to the park or reserve;

        (j)     subject to section 25AJ, providing for hunting and the use of other resources in the park or reserve by the traditional Aboriginal owners in a manner consistent with the effective management of the park or reserve;

        (k)     considering proposals for the conduct of research in or about the park or reserve;

        (l)     considering proposals for the expansion of the park or reserve;

        (m)     dealing with proposals not otherwise dealt with in the draft plan.



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