(1) Before granting a mining or petroleum interest in a joint management park or reserve, the Mines Minister must request the Parks Minister to obtain the opinion of the joint management partners for the park or reserve about the proposed grant and forward the opinion to the Mines Minister for consideration.
(2) The opinion may include recommendations about conditions for the protection of the environment to which the grant of the interest should be subject.
(a) the Mines Minister decides to grant the interest; and
(b) the opinion considered under subsection (1) includes recommendations about the conditions of the grant as described in subsection (2),
the Mines Minister must grant the interest subject to those conditions:
(c) if it is otherwise within his or her power to do so; and
(d) if satisfied that the conditions are appropriate measures for the protection of the environment.
(4) If the joint management partners do not provide the Parks Minister their opinion within 4 months after being requested to do so, the Mines Minister is not required to consider it.
(5) In this section:
"Mines Minister" means the Minister for the time being administering the Mineral Titles Act or Petroleum Act (as the case requires).
"Parks Minister" means the Minister for the time being administering this Act.