(1) If this Act requires a person to give, serve or publish any notice or document—
(a) the person may cause that notice or document to be given, served or published; and
S. 147(1)(b) amended by No. 86/1989 s. 25(q).
(b) the person is not required to give or serve the notice or document to or on himself, herself or itself; and
S. 147(1)(c) inserted by No. 86/1989 s. 25(q), amended by No. 81/2004 s. 39.
(c) the person may give or serve the document personally, by post, or in any other prescribed way.
S. 147(2) amended by No. 35/1995 s. 11(1)(f).
(2) If this Act requires the Minister to keep any document at the Minister's office, the document may be kept at any office or offices of the Department that the Minister specifies.
(3) If a Minister is the planning authority or the responsible authority under this Act any reference in this Act to—
(a) the chairperson of the planning authority or responsible authority is a reference to the Minister; and
(b) a member or officer of the planning authority or responsible authority is a reference to—
S. 147(3)(b)(i) amended by No. 35/1995 s. 11(1)(g).
(i) the Department Head of the Minister's department; or
S. 147(3)(b)(ii) amended by Nos 35/1995 s. 11(1)(h), 46/1998 s. 7(Sch. 1).
(ii) any employee of the Minister's department.
S. 147(4) amended by Nos 35/1995
(i)–(iii), 46/1998 s. 7(Sch. 1).
(4) Any reference in this Act to an authorised officer of a responsible authority or of the Department is a reference to an officer or employee of the authority or employee of the Department whom the authority or the Secretary to the Department (as the case requires) authorises in writing generally or in a particular case to carry out the duty or function or to exercise the power in connection with which the expression is used.
Pt 6 Div. 5 (Heading) substituted by No. 52/1998 s. 189.
Division 5—Applications to Tribunal
S. 148 amended by Nos 86/1989 s. 12(a)–(c), 62/1991 s. 36(1)(a) (b)(2), substituted by No. 52/1998 s. 190.