17 Freedom camping notices

(1)

The Director-General may, by notice published in accordance with section 18,—

(a)

define conservation land where freedom camping is restricted and the restrictions that apply to freedom camping on that land:

(b)

define conservation land where freedom camping is prohibited.

(2)

A notice may be published under subsection (1) only if—

(a)

the Director-General is satisfied that the notice is not inconsistent with—

(i)

the purpose of any conservation Act relevant to the land; or

(ii)

any general policy, management strategy, or management plan made under a conservation Act relevant to the land; or

(b)

the Director-General has first consulted the Conservation Board established under section 6L of the Conservation Act 1987 that has jurisdiction over the conservation land to which the notice relates.

(3)

A notice must—

(a)

define the conservation land by a map or a description of its locality (other than just its legal description) or both; and

(b)

specify whether freedom camping is restricted or prohibited on the land and, if applicable, the restrictions that apply; and

(c)

state the date on which the notice comes into force.

(4)

However, where a notice contains both a map and a description and there is an inconsistency between the map and the description, the description prevails.