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Investigator’s authority

146 Investigator’s authority

(1) The investigator’s authority must be in writing stating the following—
(a) the land to which it applies;
(b) the purpose for which it is granted;
(c) when it expires;
(d) any conditions imposed on the authority.
(2) The authority authorises the investigator and associated persons—
(a) to enter and re-enter land the subject of the authority for investigating the land’s potential and suitability for the construction of the infrastructure facility; and
(b) to the extent reasonably necessary or convenient for the purpose—
(i) to do anything on the land; or
(ii) to bring anything onto the land; or
(iii) to temporarily leave machinery, equipment or other items on the land.
Examples of things authorised by the authority—
1 to conduct surveys, investigate and take samples
2 to clear vegetation, or otherwise disturb the land, to the extent reasonably necessary
3 to construct temporary access tracks using the land or using materials brought onto the land
(3) It is declared that—
(a) the grant of the authority is not an indication of a commitment or approval by the State, the Coordinator-General or any other person to any proposal, and in particular, does not commit the State to acquiring any land for construction of the infrastructure facility; and
(b) a person is not an employee or agent of the State merely because the person is an investigator.
(4) The investigator or associated person must comply with each condition of the authority, unless the investigator or associated person has a reasonable excuse.
Maximum penalty for subsection (4) —200 penalty units.

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