Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2021) Bill

  • discharged on 30 June 2020
47 Planned closure of public place

(1)

The Commissioner may close all, or part, of a public place for all or any part of a day or days during the leaders’ event period if the Commissioner reasonably believes the closure is required to prevent a risk to security at, or near, a leaders’ event or near a protected person.

(2)

The Commissioner may take into account, as a secondary reason for the closure, that the closure would ensure only accredited or permitted people enter or remain in the place.

(3)

Before closing the place, the Commissioner—

(a)

must consult any owner of the place or, if there is no owner, the local authority; and

(b)

may consult any persons the Commissioner considers are directly affected more than the public generally; and

(c)

need not consult anyone else.