Conservation Act 1987

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  • This version was republished on 7 July 2022 to correct a typographical error in section 26S(3).

Part 3 Conservation areas

7 Land may be acquired and held for conservation purposes

(1)

The Minister, and the Minister responsible for an agency or department of State that has control of any land, may jointly, by notice in the Gazette describing it, declare that the land is held for conservation purposes; and, subject to this Act, it shall thereafter be so held.

(1A)

Notwithstanding subsection (1), in the case of any land to which section 61 or section 62 applies, the Minister may, by notice in the Gazette describing it, declare that the land is held for conservation purposes; and, subject to this Act, it shall thereafter be so held.

(1B)

In the case of land that is foreshore within the common marine and coastal area, the Minister may declare, by notice in the Gazette describing the land, that the land is held for conservation purposes.

(2)

The Minister may, by agreement, acquire any interest in land for conservation purposes; and, subject to this Act, it shall thereafter be held for those purposes.

(3)

Nothing in subsections (1) and (2) applies in respect of land that is Crown forest land within the meaning of section 2 of the Crown Forest Assets Act 1989.

(4)

For the purposes of subsection (1), the Minister of Forestry shall be deemed to be the Minister responsible for a department of State that has control of State forest land that is not Crown forest land within the meaning of section 2 of the Crown Forest Assets Act 1989.

Section 7(1): amended, on 1 April 2011, by section 128 of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 (2011 No 3).

Section 7(1A): inserted, on 25 November 1994, by section 3 of the Conservation Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 108).

Section 7(1A): amended, on 1 April 2011, by section 128 of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 (2011 No 3).

Section 7(1B): inserted, on 1 April 2011, by section 127(2) of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 (2011 No 3).

Section 7(3): substituted, on 25 October 1989, by section 44(1) of the Crown Forest Assets Act 1989 (1989 No 99).

Section 7(4): added, on 25 October 1989, by section 44(1) of the Crown Forest Assets Act 1989 (1989 No 99).