154 Power of exemption

(1)

The Minister of Local Government may, by written notice to the relevant local authority, exempt the Crown from any bylaw by which it is bound under section 153 if the Minister is satisfied, in his or her discretion, that the exemption is in the national interest.

(2)

If a notice is given under subsection (1), the Minister must, as soon as practicable after giving the notice, publish in the Gazette and present to the House of Representatives a copy of the notice.