(1) The Minister must be satisfied that an area has a majority of the following attributes in order to recommend that the area be declared as a distinctive area and landscape—
(a) outstanding environmental significance;
(b) significant geographical features, including natural landforms;
(c) heritage and cultural significance;
(d) natural resources or productive land of significance;
(e) strategic infrastructure or built form of significance;
(f) an attribute prescribed for the purposes of this section.
(2) The Minister must be satisfied that an area is under threat of significant or irreversible land use change that would affect the environmental, social or economic value of the area in order to recommend that the area be declared as a distinctive area and landscape, whether that threat arises from—
(a) land use conflicts; or
(b) multiple land use changes over time; or
(c) any other land use threat prescribed for the purposes of this section.
New s. 46AQ inserted by No. 17/2018 s. 4.