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Public Reserves (Consequential Provisions) Act 1997 (NI)

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Act No. 9 of 1997
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This is an Act of the previous Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly that was continued in force under s16 and 16A of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Registered 09 Dec 2015

 

NORFOLK                            ISLAND

 

PUBLIC RESERVES (CONSEQUENTIAL PROVISIONS) ACT 1997

Act No. 9 of 1997

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An Act consequential on the making of the Public Reserves Act 1997

                                                                          [Assented to 16 April 1997]

BE IT ENACTED by the Legislative Assembly of Norfolk Island as follows —

Short title

      1.         This Act may be cited as the Public Reserves (Consequential Provisions) Act 1997.

Commencement

      2.         (1)        Section 1 and this section commence on the day on which notification of Assent is published in the Gazette.

                  (2)        The remaining provisions commence on a day, or respective days, fixed by the Administrator by notice in the Gazette.

PART 1  —  AMENDMENT OF THE NORFOLK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK AND NORFOLK ISLAND BOTANIC GARDEN ACT 1984

Principal Act

      3.         In this Part, “Principal Act” means the Norfolk Island National Park and Norfolk Island Botanic Garden Act 1984.

Substitution

      4.         Section 2 of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section substituted:

National Park

“    2.         Subject to section 2A, the Norfolk Island National Park is, and is to be taken at all times to have been, the area known as the Mount Pitt reserve in existence immediately before the commencement of this Act.”.

Substitution

      5.         Section 3 of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section substituted:

Botanic garden

“    3.         Subject to section 3A, the Norfolk Island Botanic Garden is, and is to be taken at all times to have been, the aggregate of the 2 public reserves declared under the Commons and Public Reserves Act 1936 by Proclamation published in the Gazette on 15 December 1977 and in existence immediately before the commencement of this Act.”.

PART 2  —  AMENDMENT OF THE POUNDS ACT 1934

Principal Act

      6.         In this Part, “Principal Act” means the Pounds Act 1934.

Interpretation

      7.         Section 2 of the Principal Act is amended —

(a)        by omitting the definitions of “forest ranger” and “reserve”; and

(b)        by inserting the following definitions:

“ ‘ranger’ means —

(a)     any person authorised in writing by the executive member to act as a forest ranger; or

(b)     a ranger under the Public Reserves Act 1997;”.

Stray stock in reserves

      8.         Section 7 of the Principal Act is amended —

(a)        by omitting “forest ranger” and substituting “ranger”; and

(b)        by adding at the end the following subsection:

“          (2)        In subsection 7(1) —

‘enclosed reserve’ includes an enclosed part of a reserve.”.

Release of stock

      9.         Section 11 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting “forest ranger” (wherever occurring) and substituting “ranger”.

PART 3  —  AMENDMENT OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1982

Principal Act

      10.       In this Part, “Principal Act” means the Road Traffic Act 1982.

Interpretation

      11.       Section 3 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting subparagraph (b)(i) from the definition of “public place” in subsection 3(1) and substituting the following subparagraph:

“(i)       a reserve under the Public Reserves Act 1997;”.

PART 4  —  AMENDMENT OF THE TIMBER LICENCES ACT 1913

Principal Act

      12.       In this Part, “Principal Act” means the Timber Licences Act 1913.

Interpretation

      13.       Section 2 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from the definition of “Crown land” all the words after “the Crown” and substituting “and any reserve under the Public Reserves Act 1997”.

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Notified Gazette No. 25, 1 May 1997.

Parts 1 and 2 commenced on gazettal (No. 25, 1 May 1997).  The remainder of the Act commenced on 23 June 1997 (No. 34, 20 June 1997).

Printed on the authority of the Administrator.

 

© Norfolk Island Government 2002

The Copyright Act 1968 of the Commonwealth of Australia permits certain reproduction and publication of this legislation. For reproduction or publication beyond that permitted by the Act, written permission must be sought from the Legislative Counsel, Administration of Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island, South Pacific 2899.