14AA Granting of concessions in wildlife sanctuaries, wildlife refuges, and wildlife management reserves
  • (1) The Minister may, in accordance with Part 3B of the Conservation Act 1987, grant a concession in respect of any wildlife sanctuary, wildlife refuge, or wildlife management reserve held or managed by the Minister; and the said Part 3B shall apply as if references in that Part to a conservation area were references to a sanctuary, refuge, or reserve under this Act and with any other necessary modifications.

    (2) The Minister may impose a reasonable charge for the use of any facilities (other than a path or track) provided by the Minister in or in respect of any such sanctuary, refuge, or reserve.

    (3) Any person who, in accordance with any concession or other consent of the Minister,—

    • (a) has erected any structure or facility in any sanctuary, refuge, or reserve; or

    • (b) uses for camping sites or for parking places for vehicles any part of any sanctuary, refuge, or reserve; or

    • (c) carries on any activity in any sanctuary, refuge, or reserve—

    may, subject to the relevant conservation management strategy or conservation management plan (if any) and the terms and conditions (if any) of the concession document or other consent concerned, impose a reasonable charge in respect of the carrying on or products of the activity.

    (4) Nothing in this section authorises any person to do anything on or in respect of any private land.

    Section 14AA: inserted, on 1 July 1996, by section 3(1) of the Wildlife Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 2).