Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2021) Bill

50 Planned closure of marine area

(1)

The Commissioner may close all, or part, of a marine area 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 area.

(3)

Before closing the area, the Commissioner—

(a)

must consult the harbourmaster and 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.