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Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Published Date 04 Jun 2020

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000

Subregulations 12.23(3) and 12.23A(3)

 

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

 

PROHIBITION AND REVOCATION OF ACCESS TO CERTAIN AREAS AND UNDERTAKING OF CERTAIN ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE PARK (No.3)

 

I, Dr James Findlay, Director of National Parks, acting pursuant to subregulations 12.23(3) and 12.23A(3) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 (Regulations), having taken into account and being satisfied that access to certain areas and undertaking of certain activities in the Kakadu National Park (Park) might endanger public safety, HEREBY PROHIBIT:

 

1.    the entry to areas in the Park specified in the schedule to this prohibition (Schedule); and

 

2.    the undertaking of activities in the Park specified in the Schedule,

 

by the persons and during the times specified in the Schedule;

 

AND I HEREBY REVOKE, under subregulations 12.23(3) and 12.23A(3) of the Regulations, the prohibition I made in relation to access to certain areas and the undertaking of certain activities in the Park, dated 3 April 2020, and this revocation takes effect at the commencement of the prohibited time set out in the Schedule.

 

 

Dated:    3   June 2020

 

Dr James Findlay

Director of National Parks

 

 

SCHEDULE

 

Prohibited areas

 

All areas that comprise the Park.

 

Prohibited activities

 

Entering the Park, and being in the Park.

 

Prohibited persons

 

All persons excepting:

 

1.            residents of communities, towns, outstations and other permanent residential places in the Park, or that are located on Aboriginal Land, as it is defined under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976;

 

2.            minimum services personnel in the performance of their duties;

 

3.            persons who have obtained and at all times possess on them, a current and valid permission to enter the Park, as issued by the Northern Land Council; and

 

4.            staff, employees, contractors and suppliers of Energy Resources of Australia Limited, who in the performance of their duties, transit the Park, without stopping in the Park except for an emergency via:

 

a.    the Arnhem Highway from/to the western boundary of the Park; or

 

b.    the Kakadu Highway from/to the south-western boundary of the Park,

 

in order to access or egress the Jabiluka Mineral Lease, the Ranger Project Area or the Ranger Uranium Mine.  

 

Note 1: Certain classes of person will be exempt from this prohibition by operation of subregulations 12.06(1), 12.23(2) and 12.23A(2) of the Regulations.

 

Note 2: For the purposes of this prohibition ‘minimum services personnel’ means healthcare workers, persons involved in the delivery or sale of food and essential personal items, persons involved in the delivery and maintenance of utilities including water, sewer, electricity and gas, persons involved in the provision of government services, banking, telecommunications, transport, hygiene, animal health, fuel, postal and refuse collection, and emergency services personnel including police, fire and ambulance.

 

Prohibited times

At all times that this prohibition is in effect, and for that purpose this prohibition commences at 00.00am ACST on 5 June 2020 and ends at 11:59pm ACST on 18 June 2020.