(1) This section applies in relation to the management of a joint management park or reserve before the first joint management plan for the park or reserve comes into operation.
(2) The joint management partners must manage the park or reserve:
(a) on the "business as usual" basis articulated in the core principles agreed between the Northern Land Council, the Central Land Council and the Territory in October 2002 so that the park or reserve can continue to operate normally until the first joint management plan for the park or reserve comes into operation; and
(b) subject to paragraph (a), in the same manner as the Commission (acting with the approval of the Administrator under section 17(5)) would manage another park or reserve under this Act if no plan of management were in force in relation to that other park or reserve.
(3) Despite subsection (2), the joint management partners and the Land Council for the park or reserve may agree on a process to deal with a particular issue, or a particular set of issues, concerning the management of the park or reserve.