61A Access to Crown land where mineral not property of the Crown

(1)

A person must not prospect, explore, or mine in any Crown land in respect of any mineral that is not the property of the Crown otherwise than in accordance with an access arrangement entered into under section 61B.

(2)

Nothing in sections 54 to 59, 61, 62 to 75, 78 to 82, and 89 applies in respect of any such access arrangement.

(3)

For the purposes of section 61B, in sections 60, 76, and 83 to 88,—

(a)

the term permit includes any form of authorisation by the owner of the mineral to prospect, explore, or mine any mineral that is not the property of the Crown:

(b)

the term permit holder includes the holder of an authorisation under paragraph (a).

Section 61A: inserted, on 29 October 1997, by section 3 of the Crown Minerals Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 82).