This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, revokes the Forestry (East Coast) Grants Regulations 2000 (the regulations).
The order provides that the regulations continue to apply to landowners to whom approval certificates were issued before the commencement of the order. However, the regulations cease to apply when a landowner’s covenant or non-use agreement expires. The order permits landowners to enter into agreements with the Secretary (the chief executive of the Ministry for Primary Industries) to revoke the landowner’s approval certificate and any associated covenant or non-use agreement. A landowner may then apply to the Registrar-General of Land to remove a covenant from the land title.
The order further provides that a person’s application for an approval certificate is deemed to have been withdrawn by the applicant if the approval certificate applied for has not been issued by the date on which the order comes into force.
Regulatory impact statement
The Ministry for Primary Industries produced a regulatory impact statement on 10 June 2014 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.
A copy of this regulatory impact statement can be found at—
Date of notification in Gazette: 31 July 2014.
This order is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.