Crown Lands Act 1989 No 6
Historical version for 6 July 2009 to 27 April 2010 (accessed 23 November 2014 at 08:15) Current version
Part 7Division 5Section 160

160   Vehicles on vacant public land

(1)  In this section:

vehicle includes:

(a)  a motor car, motor carriage, motor cycle or other apparatus propelled on land, snow or ice wholly or partly by volatile spirit, steam, gas, oil or electricity,
(b)  a boat or other object that, while floating on water or submerged, whether wholly or partly, under water, is wholly or partly used for the conveyance of persons or things,
(c)  an apparatus that, while propelled in the air by human or mechanical power or by the wind, is wholly or partly used for the conveyance of persons or things,
(d)  an apparatus propelled on land, snow or ice by human or animal power or by the wind, and
(e)  a trailer or caravan, whether or not it is in the course of being towed.

(2)  A reference in this section to the Minister includes, if the reference is in relation to land in respect of which a reserve trust has been appointed, a reference to the reserve trust.
(3)  The Minister may give such directions as to the bringing of vehicles into, and the use and parking or mooring of vehicles in, any vacant public land as the Minister thinks fit, and any such direction:
(a)  may be limited as to time, place or subject-matter, and
(b)  may be varied or revoked by the Minister.
(4)  A direction given under subsection (3) has effect only while there is erected or displayed on or near, or marked on, the land to which the direction relates a sign that is notice of the direction.
(5)  The direction appearing on a sign that is:
(a)  erected or displayed on or near, or
(b)  marked on,
any vacant public land with the authority of the Minister has effect as a direction, for the time being in force, given under subsection (3) in relation to the land, and the sign is, for the purposes of subsection (4), notice of that direction.
(6)  A person shall not contravene a direction having effect under this section.

Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.

(7)  A person shall not interfere with, alter or remove any sign erected or displayed with the authority of the Minister on or near, or marked with that authority on, vacant public land.

Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.

(8)  Nothing in this section affects any other provision of this or any other Act, or of any by-law, so far as the provision has effect in relation to vehicles on vacant public land.
(9)  An allegation, in an information in respect of an offence under this section:
(a)  that a sign was erected, displayed or marked with the authority of the Minister or the Minister’s delegate, or
(b)  that a sign was interfered with, altered or removed without the authority of the Minister or the Minister’s delegate,
is evidence of the truth of the allegation.
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