Fisheries (Declaration of New Stocks Subject to Quota Management System) Notice 2005

Reprint
as at 8 April 2005

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Fisheries (Declaration of New Stocks Subject to Quota Management System) Notice 2005

(SR 2005/15)


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This notice is administered by the Ministry of Fisheries.


Pursuant to sections 18 and 19 of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Minister of Fisheries gives the following notice.

Notice

1 Title
  • This notice is the Fisheries (Declaration of New Stocks Subject to Quota Management System) Notice 2005.

2 Commencement
  • This notice comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, except as provided in clause 7(2) and (3).

3 References to quota management areas, species, and codes
  • (1) In Schedule 1 of this notice,—

    • (a) the quota management areas referred to by a reference number are the fishery management areas described by reference to the same number in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996, except as provided in paragraphs (c) to (g):

    • (b) where 2 or more quota management areas are shown as combined in respect of any stock, the combined areas together comprise 1 quota management area for that stock:

    • (c) in the case of certain cockle stocks, the references to quota management areas 1B, 1C, 3B, and 7C are references to the areas set out in Schedule 2 of this notice:

    • (d) in the case of certain dredge oyster stocks, the references to quota management areas 2A, 5A, 7A, 7B, 7C, and 8A are references to the areas set out in Schedule 3 of this notice:

    • (e) in the case of certain pipi stocks, the references to quota management areas 1B and 1C are references to the areas set out in Schedule 4 of this notice:

    • (f) in the case of certain scallop stocks, the references to quota management areas 1A, 2A, 3, 7A, 7B, 7C, 8A, and 9A are references to the areas set out in Schedule 5 of this notice:

    • (g) in the case of certain tuatua stocks, the references to quota management areas 1A and 1B are references to the areas set out in Schedule 6 of this notice.

    (2) In Schedule 1 of this notice,—

    • (a) the references to fishstock codes in the second column of Schedule 1 of this notice are references to the reporting codes in Part 1 of Schedule 3 of the Fisheries (Reporting) Regulations 2001 that exist immediately before the commencement of this notice:

    • (b) the references to QMS fishstock codes in the fourth column of Schedule 1 of this notice are references to the codes for the relevant stock once it is introduced into the quota management system.

4 New stocks to be subject to quota management system
  • The species specified in the first column of Schedule 1, in the quota management areas specified in the third column of that schedule, are to be subject to the quota management system established under Part 4 of the Fisheries Act 1996 on and from—

    • (a) 1 April 2006, in the case of scallop:

    • (b) 1 October 2005, in the case of the other species.

5 Fishing years
  • (1) The fishing year for each species specified in Schedule 1, other than scallop, is the 12-month period beginning on 1 October.

    (2) The fishing year for scallop is the 12-month period beginning on 1 April.

6 How total allowable commercial catch and annual catch entitlements to be expressed
  • (1) The total allowable commercial catch and annual catch entitlements for all fishstocks specified in Schedule 1, other than scallop, are to be expressed as greenweight kilograms.

    (2) The total allowable commercial catch and annual catch entitlements for scallop specified in Schedule 1 are to be expressed as meatweight kilograms.

7 Consequential amendments to Schedule 4C of Fisheries Act 1996
  • (1) Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

    (2) Subclause (1)(a) comes into force on 1 October 2005.

    (3) Subclause (1)(b) comes into force on 1 April 2006.


Schedule 1
New stocks subject to quota management system

cls 3, 4, 5, 6

SpeciesFishstockQuota management areaQMS fishstock code
Cockle
(Chione (Austrovenus) stutchburyi)
 1BCOC1B
 1CCOC1C
 2COC2
 3BCOC3B
 4COC4
 5 and 6 (combined)COC5
 7CCOC7C
 8COC8
 9COC9
Dredge oyster
(Tiostrea chilensis)
   
 1OYS1
 2AOYS2A
 3OYS3
 4OYS4
 5AOYS5A
 7AOYS7A
 7BOYS7B
 7COYS7C
 8AOYS8A
 9OYS9
Pipi
(Paphies australis)
   
 1BPPI1B
 1CPPI1C
 2PPI2
 3PPI3
 4PPI4
 5 and 6 (combined)PPI5
 7PPI7
 8PPI8
 9PPI9
Scallop
(Pecten novaezelandiae)
   
 1ASCA1A
 2ASCA2A
 3SCA3
 5 and 6 (combined)SCA5
 7ASCA7A
 7BSCA7B
 7CSCA7C
 8ASCA8A
 9ASCA9A
Tuatua
(Paphies subtriangulata)
   
TUA11ATUA1A
TUA11BTUA1B
TUA22TUA2
TUA33TUA3
TUA44TUA4
TUA5, TUA65 and 6 (combined)TUA5
TUA77TUA7
TUA88TUA8
TUA99TUA9

Schedule 2
Quota management areas for certain cockle stocks

cl 3(1)(c)

Quota management area 1B—East Northland

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing on the mean high-water mark of the North Island at the north-easternmost point of Te Arai Point (approximately 36°09.5′S and approximately 174°39.1′E); then

  • (b) proceeding in a generally northerly direction along the mean high-water mark of the North Island to the easternmost point of North Cape (approximately 34°24.8′S and approximately 173°02.8′E); then

  • (c) proceeding north along this line of longitude from the easternmost point of North Cape to the exclusive economic zone boundary (approximately 30°53.1′S and approximately 173°02.8′E); then

  • (d) proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction along the exclusive economic zone boundary to latitude 33°20.0′S off the north-east coast of the North Island (approximate longitude 177°51.0′E); then

  • (e) proceeding in a generally south-westerly direction directly to the point of commencement; but

  • (f) excluding that area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Schedule 2 of the Fisheries (Declaration of New Stock Subject to Quota Management System) Notice 2001 as quota management area COC1A—Whangarei Harbour cockle fishery.

Quota management area 1C—Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing on the mean high-water mark of the North Island at the north-easternmost point of Te Arai Point (approximately 36°09.5′S and approximately 174°39.1′E); then

  • (b) proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction along the mean high-water mark of the North Island to the northernmost point of Cape Runaway (approximately 37°32.3′S and approximately 177°59.0′E); then

  • (c) proceeding due north to the exclusive economic zone boundary at approximately 33°27.7′S and approximately 177°59.0′E; then

  • (d) proceeding in a generally north-westerly direction along the exclusive economic zone boundary to latitude 33°20.0′S and approximate longitude 177°51.0′E; then

  • (e) proceeding in a generally south-westerly direction directly to the point of commencement.

Quota management area 3B—Part South East (Coast)

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996 as fishery management area 3—South East (Coast), but excluding that area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Schedule 2 of the Fisheries (Declaration of New Stocks Subject to Quota Management System) Notice 2002 as quota management area COC3—Otago.

Quota management area 7C—Part Challenger

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996 as fishery management area 7—Challenger/Central (Plateau), but excluding those areas of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Schedule 3 of the Fisheries (Declaration of New Stocks Subject to Quota Management System) Notice 2002 as quota management areas COC7A and COC7B.

Schedule 3
Quota management areas for certain dredge oyster stocks

cl 3(1)(d)

Quota management area 2A—Part Central (East)

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996 as fishery management area 2—Central (East), but excluding the area enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing at a point at approximately 41°06.2′S and approximately 174°26.5′E; then

  • (b) proceeding east to a point at 41°06.2′S and 174°30.0′E; then

  • (c) proceeding due south to a point at 41°13.0′S and 174°30.0′E; then

  • (d) proceeding due west to a point at 41°13.0′S and 174°28.15′E; then

  • (e) proceeding in a north-westerly direction back to the point of commencement.

Quota management area 5A—Non-Foveaux Strait Southland

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing on the mean high-water mark of the west coast of the South Island at the westernmost point of Awarua Point (approximately 44°15.6′S and approximately 168°03.1′E); then

  • (b) proceeding along the mean high-water mark of the South Island in a generally south-westerly then easterly direction to Oraki Point (approximately 46°23.6′S and approximately 167°52.52′E); then

  • (c) proceeding in a generally southerly direction to the easternmost point of Centre Island (approximately 46°27.7′S and approximately 167°51.3′E); then

  • (d) proceeding along the mean high-water mark to Centre Island lighthouse (approximately 46°27.8′S and approximately 167°50.6′E); then

  • (e) proceeding to the northernmost point of Codfish Island (approximately 46°45.2′S and approximately 167°36.6′E); then

  • (f) proceeding to North Red Head on the north-west coast of Stewart Island (approximately 46°44.8′S and approximately 167°42.4′E); then

  • (g) proceeding in a generally south-westerly and then north-easterly direction along the mean high-water mark of Stewart Island to the East Cape on Stewart Island (approximately 47°0.9′S and approximately 168°13.8′E); then

  • (h) proceeding to Slope Point (at approximately 46°40.5′S and approximately 169°00.0′E); then—

  • (i) proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction directly to a point at 48°19.0′S and 170°31.0′E; then

  • (j) proceeding in a generally north-easterly direction directly to a point at 46°00.0′S and 176°00.0′E; then

  • (k) proceeding due east to the exclusive economic zone boundary at 46°00.0′S and approximately 172°13.3′W; then

  • (l) proceeding generally in a south-westerly, north-westerly, and northerly direction along the exclusive economic zone boundary to approximately 44°15.6′S and approximately 162°12.9′E; then

  • (m) proceeding due east to the point of commencement.

Quota management area 7A—West Coast

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing at the mean high-water mark of the South Island at the northernmost point of Cape Farewell (approximately 40°30.0′S and approximately 172°41.0′E); then

  • (b) proceeding in a generally southerly direction along the mean high-water mark of the South Island to the westernmost point of Awarua Point (approximately 44°15.6′S and approximately 168°03.1′E); then

  • (c) proceeding due west to the exclusive economic zone boundary at approximately 44°15.6′S and approximately 162°12.9′E; then

  • (d) proceeding in a generally north-easterly direction along the exclusive economic zone boundary to approximately 40°30.0′S and approximately 167°23.16′E; then

  • (e) proceeding east to the point of commencement.

Quota management area 7B—North and West of Farewell Spit

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing at a point on the exclusive economic zone boundary at approximately 37°35.6′S and approximately 170°05.7′E; then

  • (b) proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction to a point 40°30.0′S and 174°17.1′E; then

  • (c) proceeding in a generally westerly direction directly to the mean high-water mark of the South Island at the northernmost point of Cape Farewell (at approximately 40°30.0′S and approximately 172°41.0′E); then

  • (d) proceeding due west to the exclusive economic zone boundary at approximately 40°30.0′S and approximately 167°23.19′E; then

  • (e) proceeding in a generally north-easterly direction along the exclusive economic zone boundary to the point of commencement.

Quota management area 7C—Clarence Point to West Head, Tory Channel

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing at a point on the mean high-water mark of the South Island at the easternmost point of West Head (approximately 41°13.0′S and approximately 174°19.4′E); then

  • (b) proceeding due east to a point on the boundary of fisheries management area 7 at 41°13.0′S and approximately 174°28.15′E; then

  • (c) proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction directly to a point 42°10.0′S and 174°42.0′E; then

  • (d) proceeding due west to the mean high-water mark of the South Island near Clarence Point at 42°10.0′S and approximately 173°56.5′E; then

  • (e) proceeding in a generally northerly direction along the mean high-water mark of the South Island to the point of commencement.

Quota management area 8A—Part Central (Egmont)

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996 as fishery management area 8—Central (Egmont), but excluding the area enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing at a point at 40°30.0′S and 174°17.1′E; then

  • (b) proceeding due east to a point at 40°30.0′S and 174°30.0′E; then

  • (c) proceeding due south to a point at 41°06.2′S and 174°30.0′E; then

  • (d) proceeding due west to a point at approximately 41°06.2′S and approximately 174°26.5′E; then

  • (e) proceeding in a north-westerly direction back to the point of commencement.

  • Schedule 3 Quota management area 7A—West Coast paragraph (d): amended, on 8 April 2005, by clause 3(a) of the Fisheries (Declaration of New Stocks Subject to Quota Management System) Amendment Notice 2005 (SR 2005/88).

  • Schedule 3 Quota management area 7B—North and West of Farewell Spit paragraph (b): amended, on 8 April 2005, by clause 3(b) of the Fisheries (Declaration of New Stocks Subject to Quota Management System) Amendment Notice 2005 (SR 2005/88).

Schedule 4
Quota management areas for certain pipi stocks

cl 3(1)(e)

Quota management area 1B—East Northland

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing on the mean high-water mark of the North Island at the north-easternmost point of Te Arai Point (approximately 36°09.5′S and approximately 174°39.1′E); then

  • (b) proceeding in a generally northerly direction along the mean high-water mark of the North Island to the easternmost point of North Cape (approximately 34°24.8′S and approximately 173°02.8′E); then

  • (c) proceeding north along this line of longitude from the easternmost point of North Cape to the exclusive economic zone boundary at approximately 30°53.1′S and approximately 173°02.8′E; then

  • (d) proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction along the exclusive economic zone boundary to 33°20.0′S and approximately 177°51.0′E; then

  • (e) proceeding in a generally south-westerly direction directly to the point of commencement; but

  • (f) excluding that area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Schedule 4 of the Fisheries (Declaration of New Stocks Subject to Quota Management System) Notice (No 2) 2003 as quota management area 1A—Mair Bank, Whangarei Harbour.

Quota management area 1C—Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing on the mean high-water mark of the North Island at the north-easternmost point of Te Arai Point (approximately 36°09.5′S and approximately 174°39.1′E); then

  • (b) proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction along the mean high-water mark of the North Island to the northernmost point of Cape Runaway (at approximately 37°32.3′S and approximately 177°59.0′E); then

  • (c) proceeding due north to the exclusive economic zone boundary at approximately 33°27.7′S and approximately 177°59.0′E; then

  • (d) proceeding in a generally north-westerly direction along the exclusive economic zone boundary to a point at 33°20.0′S and approximately 177°51.0′E; then

  • (e) proceeding in a generally south-westerly direction directly to the point of commencement.

Schedule 5
Quota management areas for certain scallop stocks

cl 3(1)(f)

Quota management area 1A—Eastern Bay of Plenty

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996 as fishery management area 1—Auckland (East), but excluding—

  • (a) the area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Part 3 of Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996 as quota management area SCA1—Northland scallop fishery; and

  • (b) the area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Schedule 4 of the Fisheries (Declaration of New Stock Subject to Quota Management System) Notice 2001 as quota management area SCACS—Coromandel scallop fishery.

Quota management area 2A—Part Central (East)

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996 as fishery management area 2—Central (East), but excluding—

  • (a) all that area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Part 3 of Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996 as quota management area SCA1—Northland scallop fishery; and

  • (b) the area enclosed by a line—

    • (i) commencing at a point at approximately 41°06.2′S and approximately 174°26.5′E; then

    • (ii) proceeding due east to a point at 41°06.2′S and 174°30.0′E; then

    • (iii) proceeding due south to a point at 41°13.0′S and 174°30.0′E; then

    • (iv) proceeding due west to a point at 41°13.0′S and 174°28.15′E; then

    • (v) proceeding in a north-westerly direction back to the point of commencement.

Quota management area 3—South East and part Chatham Rise

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996 as fishery management area 3—South East (Coast), and fishery management area 4—South East (Chatham Rise), but excluding the area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Schedule 3 of the Fisheries (Declaration of New Stocks Subject to Quota Management System) Notice 2001 as quota management area SCA4—Chatham Islands scallop fishery.

Quota management area 7A—West Coast

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing at the mean high-water mark of the South Island at the northernmost point of Cape Farewell (approximately 40°30.0′S and approximately 172°41.0′E); then

  • (b) proceeding in a generally southerly direction along the mean high-water mark of the South Island to the westernmost point of Awarua Point (approximately 44°15.6′S and approximately 168°03.1′E); then

  • (c) proceeding due west to the exclusive economic zone boundary at approximately 44°15.6′S and approximately 162°12.9′E; then

  • (d) proceeding in a generally north-easterly direction along the exclusive economic zone boundary to the same latitude as the point of commencement (40°30.0′S); then

  • (e) proceeding east along the line of this latitude to the point of commencement.

Quota management area 7B—North and West of Farewell Spit

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing at a point on the exclusive economic zone boundary at approximately 37°35.6′S and approximately 170°05.70′E; then

  • (b) proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction to a point at 40°30.0′S and 174°17.1′E; then

  • (c) proceeding in a generally westerly direction directly to the mean high-water mark of the South Island at the northernmost point of Cape Farewell (at approximately 40°30.0′S and approximately 172°41.0′E); then

  • (d) proceeding due west to the exclusive economic zone boundary at approximately 40°30.0′S and approximately 167°23.19′E; then

  • (e) proceeding in a generally northeasterly direction along the exclusive economic zone boundary to the point of commencement.

Quota management area 7C—Clarence Point to West Head, Tory Channel

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing at a point on the mean high-water mark of the South Island at the easternmost point of West Head (approximately 41°13.0′S and approximately 174°19.4′E); then

  • (b) proceeding due east to a point on the boundary of fishery management area 7 at approximately 41°13.0′S and approximately 174°28.15′E; then

  • (c) proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction directly to a point 42°10.0′S and 174°42.0′E; then

  • (d) proceeding due west to the mean high-water mark of the South Island near Clarence Point at 42°10.0′S and approximately 173°56.5′E; then

  • (e) proceeding in a generally northerly direction along the mean high-water mark of the South Island to the point of commencement.

Quota management area 8A—Part Central (Egmont)

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996 as fishery management area 8—Central (Egmont), but excluding the area enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing at a point at 40°30.0′S and 174°17.1′E; then

  • (b) proceeding due east to a point at 40°30.0′S and 174°30.0′E; then

  • (c) proceeding due south to a point at 41°06.2′S and 174°30.0′E; then

  • (d) proceeding due west to a point at approximately 41°06.2′S and approximately 174°26.5′E; then

  • (e) proceeding in a north-westerly direction back to the point of commencement.

Quota management area 9A—Part Auckland (West)

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996 as fishery management area 9—Auckland (West), but excluding the area of New Zealand fisheries waters described in Part 3 of that schedule as quota management area SCA1—Northland scallop fishery.

  • Schedule 5 Quota management area 2A—Part Central (East): substituted, on 8 April 2005, by clause 4(1) of the Fisheries (Declaration of New Stocks Subject to Quota Management System) Amendment Notice 2005 (SR 2005/88).

  • Schedule 5 Quota management area 7B—North and West of Farewell Spit paragraph (b): amended, on 8 April 2005, by clause 4(2) of the Fisheries (Declaration of New Stocks Subject to Quota Management System) Amendment Notice 2005 (SR 2005/88).

Schedule 6
Quota management areas for certain tuatua stocks

cl 3(1)(g)

Quota management area 1A—East Northland

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing on the mean high-water mark of the North Island at the north-easternmost point of Te Arai Point (approximately 36°09.5′S and approximately 174°39.1′E); then

  • (b) proceeding in a generally northerly direction along the mean high-water mark of the North Island to the easternmost point of North Cape (approximately 34°24.8′S and approximately 173°02.8′E); then

  • (c) proceeding north along this line of longitude from the easternmost point of North Cape to the exclusive economic zone boundary at approximately 30°53.1′S and approximately 173°02.8′E; then

  • (d) proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction along the exclusive economic zone boundary to latitude 33°20.0′S off the north-east coast of the North Island (longitude approximately 177°51.0′E); then

  • (e) proceeding in a generally south-westerly direction directly to the point of commencement.

Quota management area 1B—Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty

All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

  • (a) commencing on the mean high-water mark of the North Island at the north-easternmost point of Te Arai Point (approximately 36°09.5′S and approximately 174°39.1′E); then

  • (b) proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction along the mean high-water mark of the North Island to the northernmost point of Cape Runaway (approximately 37°32.3′S and approximately 177°59.0′E); then

  • (c) proceeding north along this line of longitude to the exclusive economic zone boundary (at approximately 33°27.7′S and approximately 177°59.0′E); then

  • (d) proceeding in a generally north-westerly direction along the exclusive economic zone boundary to latitude 33°20.0′S off the north-east coast of the North Island (longitude approximately 177°51′E); then

  • (e) proceeding in a generally south-westerly direction directly to the point of commencement.

Dated at Wellington this 14th day of February 2005.

David Benson-Pope,
Minister of Fisheries.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 15 February 2005.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Fisheries (Declaration of New Stocks Subject to Quota Management System) Notice 2005. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the notice as at 8 April 2005, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that have yet to come into force or that contain relevant transitional or savings provisions are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/legislation/reprints.shtml or Part 8 of the Tables of Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations, and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)