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Notices to be exhibited in area of essential habitat

    (1)     The Director must erect and maintain in good condition a sign:

        (a)     at the points of entry into and exit from an area of essential habitat; and

        (b)     otherwise in the vicinity of the area of essential habitat,

as he or she considers appropriate to notify a person travelling into, from or in the vicinity of the area that it is an area of essential habitat.

    (2)     A sign under subsection (1) is to:

        (a)     clearly indicate that a person reading it is entering, leaving or in the vicinity of an area of essential habitat (as the case may be);

        (b)     specify:

            (i)     the articles, things, animals or plants that may not be taken into the area of essential habitat; and

            (ii)     the activities that may not be carried out in the area of essential habitat,

    without the written authority of the Director;

        (c)     generally indicate, by diagram or otherwise, the boundaries of the area; and

        (d)     be erected in such a manner that the words and diagrams on the sign are clearly visible to a person travelling past the sign.

    (3)     A person must not remove, deface or otherwise interfere with a sign displayed under subsection (1).

Maximum penalty:     50 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months.

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