Access to land other than for minimum impact activity

53 Access to land for petroleum


This section shall not apply to minimum impact activities.


The holder of a permit in respect of petroleum shall not prospect, explore, or mine on or in land to which his or her permit relates otherwise than in accordance with an access arrangement—


agreed in writing between the permit holder and each owner and occupier of the land; or


determined by an arbitrator in accordance with this Act.


Subsection (2) does not apply if the permit relates to—


land in the continental shelf; or


land in the common marine and coastal area.

Section 53(3): replaced, on 24 May 2013, by section 38 of the Crown Minerals Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 14).

Section 53(3)(b): replaced, on 19 February 2019, by section 12 of the Crown Minerals Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 2).