National Parks Act 1980

Powers of Minister

49 Concessions

(1)

The Minister may, in accordance with Part 3B of the Conservation Act 1987, grant a concession in respect of any park; and the said Part 3B shall apply as if references in that Part to a conservation area were references to a park and with any other necessary modifications.

(2)

Before granting any concession over a park, the Minister shall satisfy himself or herself that a concession—

(a)

can be granted without permanently affecting the rights of the public in respect of the park; and

(b)

is not inconsistent with section 4.

(3)

The Minister may impose a reasonable charge for the use of any facilities (other than a path or track) provided by the Minister in or in respect of any park.

(4)

A concessionaire of any part of any park may, to the extent that the concessionaire’s concession document so provides, impose a reasonable charge for the use of any facilities (other than a path or track) provided by the Minister in or in respect of the park.

(5)

Any person who—

(a)

has, in accordance with any concession or other consent of the Minister, erected any structure or facility in any park; or

(b)

uses for camping sites or for parking places for vehicles any part of any park; or

(c)

carries on any activity in any park—

may, subject to the relevant conservation management strategy or management plan (if any) and the terms and conditions (if any) of the concession document concerned, impose a reasonable charge in respect of access to or the use of structures, sites, or places, or the carrying on or products of the activity.

(6)

Nothing in this section authorises any person to do anything on or in respect of any private land.

(7)

This section is subject to Part 2 of the Forests (West Coast Accord) Act 2000, in relation to land that is added to a national park as a result of a declaration under section 8(1) of that Act.

Section 49: replaced, on 1 July 1996, by section 5(1) of the National Parks Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 4).

Section 49(7): inserted, on 21 October 2000, by section 22 of the Forests (West Coast Accord) Act 2000 (2000 No 45).