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What investigator must do before land is entered for the first time

147 What investigator must do before land is entered for the first time

(1) Before land is entered for the first time under the investigator’s authority, the investigator must give a written notice to the owner of the land together with a copy of the authority.
(2) The notice must state the following—
(a) the investigator has been granted the investigator’s authority;
(b) the things the investigator and associated persons of the investigator are authorised to do under the authority;
(c) a general outline of the things intended to be done on the land, including the construction of any temporary access track;
(d) the approximate period during which the land is to be entered under the authority;
(e) the rights of the owner under section 151 or 152 for the rectification of, or compensation for, any loss or damage suffered during the investigation;
(f) the grant of the authority is not an indication of a commitment or approval by the State, the Coordinator-General or any other person in relation to any proposal, and in particular, does not commit the State to acquiring any land for construction of the infrastructure facility.
(3) The investigator or associated person may enter onto land only if—
(a) the owner of the land gives written consent to the entry; or
(b) at least 7 days have passed since the notice was given.

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