Wildlife management reserves

  • Heading: inserted, on 19 September 1980, by section 6(1) of the Wildlife Amendment Act 1980 (1980 No 17).

14A Wildlife management reserves
  • (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Conservation Act 1987, the Government Railways Act 1949, or any other Act affecting lands of the Crown the Governor-General may from time to time, by Proclamation, declare any area described in the Proclamation and available for the purpose, subject in the case of any land other than unoccupied land of the Crown to the consent of the occupier, to be a wildlife management reserve for the purposes of this Act subject to such conditions as may be specified in the Proclamation; and may in like manner revoke or amend any such Proclamation:

    provided that—

    • (a) no Proclamation issued under this subsection shall affect any land of the Crown unless it is issued on the joint recommendation of the Minister of Conservation and the Minister charged with the administration of the department of State having the control of the land:

    • (b) no Proclamation issued under this subsection shall affect any waters of the sea or of any harbour within the meaning of the Harbours Act 1950 unless it is issued on the joint recommendation of the Minister of Conservation and the Minister of Transport:

    • (c) no Proclamation issued under this subsection shall affect any land owned or leased by a Fish and Game Council without the consent of that Council:

    • (d) land held for a public work other than a wildlife management reserve that is required for a wildlife management reserve may be declared to be a wildlife management reserve only pursuant to section 191 of the Public Works Act 1981:

    • (e) a conservation area within the meaning of the Conservation Act 1987, and any foreshore adjacent to any such area, required for a wildlife management reserve shall be reserved as such pursuant to section 18 of that Act, and thereupon shall be subject to the provisions of this Act relating to wildlife management reserves, but otherwise shall be subject to that Act:

    • (f) any Proclamation issued under this subsection may be revoked without the consent of the occupier.

    (2) Without limiting the general power to prescribe conditions conferred by subsection (1), the Governor-General may from time to time, by Proclamation, impose conditions with respect to any wildlife management reserve in relation to all or any of the matters specified in section 9(2) as if the reference to a wildlife sanctuary in that section were a reference to a wildlife management reserve.

    (3) Any prohibition or restriction imposed by a Proclamation under this section may be absolute or conditional, and the Proclamation may authorise the Minister or the Director-General to grant exemptions from any such prohibition or restriction.

    (4) Every person commits an offence against this Act and is liable on conviction to the penalty set out in section 67F(5) who does any act that is prohibited by a Proclamation issued under this section, or fails to comply in any respect with any condition imposed in any such Proclamation.

    Section 14A: inserted, on 19 September 1980, by section 6(1) of the Wildlife Amendment Act 1980 (1980 No 17).

    Section 14A(1): amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 65(1) of the Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65).

    Section 14A(1) proviso paragraph (a): amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 65(1) of the Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65).

    Section 14A(1) proviso paragraph (b): amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 65(1) of the Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65).

    Section 14A(1) proviso paragraph (b): amended, on 6 December 1983, by section 3(1) of the Wildlife Amendment Act 1983 (1983 No 48).

    Section 14A(1) proviso paragraph (c): replaced, on 10 April 1990, by section 67 of the Conservation Law Reform Act 1990 (1990 No 31).

    Section 14A(1) proviso paragraph (d): amended, on 1 February 1982, pursuant to section 248(1) of the Public Works Act 1981 (1981 No 35).

    Section 14A(1) proviso paragraph (e): replaced, on 1 April 1987, by section 65(1) of the Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65).

    Section 14A(3): amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 65(1) of the Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65).

    Section 14A(4): amended, on 25 October 2013, by section 21 of the Conservation (Natural Heritage Protection) Act 2013 (2013 No 89).

    Section 14A(4): amended, on 15 October 2000, by section 8 of the Wildlife (Penalties and Related Matters) Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 43).