Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2021) Bill

48 Planned closure of privately owned place

(1)

The Commissioner may close all, or part, of a privately owned 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, to the extent practicable, consult the owner or owners of the place; and

(b)

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

(c)

need not consult anyone else.