Parliamentary record : Part I debates (16 August 1990)
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DEBATES - Thursday 16 August 1990 on that of the Territory, and the Department of Conservat i on and Land Management in Western Australia has copied directly the format and style of the Watarrka National Park Plan of Management in its recently produced plan of management for the Hamersley Range National Park. That is hardly a poor performance by the Northern Terri tory. Where no plan of management exi sts for a park or reserve - and this has been a continuing concern of the member for Wanguri - the commiss i on is fully empowered to manage the park or reserve under section 17(3) (iv) and section 17(5) of the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1988, which states, commencing at subsection 17(3): (3) Subject to subsection (4): (a) no excavation shall be carried on; (b) no buildings or other structure shall be erected; (c) no work shall be carried out; and (d) no timber shall be felled or takeni n a park or reserve except in accordance with the plan of management relating to that park or reserve. (4) At a time when no plan of management is in force in relation to a park or reserve, subsect ion (3) . does not prevent the commission from preserving or protecting the park or reserve, protecti ng or conservi ng wi 1 dl i fe in the park or reserve, controll ing authorised scientific research or protecting persons or property in the park or reserve. (5) At a time when no plan of management is in force in relation to a park or reserve, subsection (3) does not prevent the commission, with the approval of the Administrator, from performing its functions in that park or reserve for the purpose of operating that park or reserve for the purpose for whi ch it was reserved whi 1 e a plan of management is bei ng prepared. Mr Speaker, that is exactly the level of approval that we have received in the instrument signed by the Administrator this week. All capital works carri ed out in parks are subject to approval by government as well as approval by the Administrator, in compliance with section 17(5) of the act. Day-to-day management of all parks and reserves is carried out by commi ss i on staff app lyi ng the Territory Parks and Wil dl i fe Conservat i on by-l aws as follows: Application of by-laws: These by-laws apply to and in relation to all parks and reserves, including all land committed under a law of the Territory to the care, control and management of the commission or which, under section 103B of the Crown Lands Act, may be managed, regulated or controlled by the commission, except to the extent that they are i ncons i stent wi th by- 1 aws . made under. sect i on 71 of the act in respect of a part i cu 1 ar park or reserve or , in the case of 1 and reserved under section 103 of the Crown LandsAct, the purpose for which it is reserved. 9923
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