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LAND USE PLANNING AND APPROVALS ACT 1993 - SECT 60ZZB

Subdivision 12 - Exhibition and hearings Notification and exhibition of major project

(1)  The Panel must give the relevant notice of the public exhibition of a major project.
(2)  The Panel must give the relevant notice of the public exhibition of a major project within 14 days after preparing under section 60ZZA(1) the initial assessment report in relation to the major project.
(3)  The Panel is taken to have given the relevant notice of the public exhibition of a major project if a notice for the purposes of this subsection is –
(a) placed in a newspaper that is published, and circulates generally, in Tasmania; and
(b) set out on a sign that is not less than A4 size and is displayed, on the land to which the major project relates, as near as practicable to each boundary of the land that adjoins land to which the public has access; and
(c) specified in a document given to the owners, the occupiers, and the lessees, of any part of land adjoining the land to which the major project relates; and
(d) where the proponent is not the owner of all of the land to which the major project relates – specified in a document given to each owner of the land.
(4)  A notice for the purposes of subsection (3) in relation to a major project –
(a) is to specify the exhibition period in relation to the major project; and
(b) is to specify a place where a copy of –
(i) the assessment criteria in relation to the major project; and
(ii) the major project impact statement in relation to the major project; and
(iii) the initial assessment report in relation to the major project –
will be available for inspection by the public during normal business hours during the exhibition period; and
(c) is to specify that the copies referred to in paragraph (b) will also be available for viewing at the website address of the Commission that is specified in the notice, being the Commission’s principal website; and
(d) is to specify that representations in relation to the major project may be made to the Panel during the exhibition period; and
(e) is to specify the address, and an electronic address, at which a representation may be lodged; and
(f) is to contain the prescribed information, if any.
(5)  The exhibition period specified in accordance with subsection (4)(a) in a notice for the purposes of subsection (3) is to be a period that –
(a) begins on the day on which the notice is published in a newspaper in accordance with subsection (3)(a) ; and
(b) ends on a day that is not less than 28 days after the notice is so published.
(6)  After the Panel gives the relevant notice of the public exhibition of a major project, the Panel, and the planning authority for any land on which all or part of the major project is to be situated, must ensure that there are available, at the place, and during the exhibition period, specified in the notice for the purposes of subsection (3)  –
(a) the assessment criteria in relation to the major project; and
(b) the major project impact statement in relation to the major project; and
(c) the initial assessment report in relation to the major project.
(7)  If a period referred to in this section includes any days on which the offices of the Commission are closed during its normal business hours, that period is to be extended by the number of those days.
(8)  A person must not, within the exhibition period specified in the notice for the purposes of subsection (3) , obscure or remove a sign that, in accordance with subsection (3)(b) , is displayed on the land to which the notice relates.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(9)  The Commission, as soon as practicable after the exhibition period in relation to a major project begins, must place on the Commission's principal website –
(a) a copy of the information contained in the notice for the purposes of subsection (3) in relation to the major project; and
(b) a copy of –
(i) the assessment criteria in relation to the major project; and
(ii) the major project impact statement in relation to the major project; and
(iii) the initial assessment report in relation to the major project –
and keep those copies on the website until the end of the exhibition period.



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