(1) There shall be a National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council.(2) Schedule 7 has effect.
(1) The Council has the following functions:(a) to provide advice to the Minister and the Director-General on:(i) strategies for attaining the objects of this Act, and(ii) the development, implementation and review of the policies and plans of the Service directed towards achieving those objects, and(iii) strategies for promoting, consistent with this Act, the conservation of natural and cultural heritage outside the reserve system, and(iv) the care, control and management of areas reserved under this Act and the development, implementation, review, amendment and alteration of plans of management for those areas, and(v) the preservation and protection of wildlife, and(vi) conservation agreements and conservation areas, and(vii) wilderness areas and wild rivers, and(viii) any matter referred to the Council for advice under this Act or by the Minister or the Director-General or that the Council considers necessary for the administration of this Act.(b) to consult with the Director-General on the Service’s operations and on the administration of this Act,(c) such other functions as are conferred on it by or under this or any other Act.(2) Subject to section 8 (10), the Director-General shall furnish to the Council full information in relation to any matters arising out of the administration of this Act which the Council may require.(3) Subject to section 58W (2), the Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust is to furnish to the Council such information in relation to the care, control and management of Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust lands as the Council may require.
(1) The Director-General is to divide the State into administrative regions and may at any time alter or abolish those administrative regions.(2) A regional advisory committee is to be constituted for each administrative region.(3) Additional advisory committees may be constituted for particular purposes determined by the Minister.(4) Schedule 8 has effect.
(1) A regional advisory committee has the following functions:(a) to provide advice to the Director-General and the Council on policies and plans for the administrative region for which it was constituted,(b) to provide advice to the Director-General and the Council on activities carried out or proposed to be carried out within the administrative region for which it was constituted,(c) to provide advice to responsible authorities within the meaning of section 71BO on draft plans of management relating to the administrative region for which it was constituted and to the Council on the implementation of such plans of management,(d) to provide advice to the Director-General on the implementation of plans of management relating to the administrative region for which it was constituted.(2) An advisory committee referred to in section 24 (3) has such advisory functions as are conferred or imposed on it by the Minister.(3) A regional advisory committee has no function in relation to the Community Conservation Area under the Brigalow and Nandewar Community Conservation Area Act 2005.
(1) If an administrative region for which a regional advisory committee is constituted is abolished, the advisory committee is dissolved.(2) A person who was a member of the advisory committee immediately before its dissolution is eligible for appointment to another advisory committee constituted for an administrative region that encompasses all or any part of the former administrative region for which the dissolved committee was constituted.
(1) There is to be an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee.(2) Schedule 9 has effect.
The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee is to advise the Minister and the Director-General on any matter relating to the identification, assessment and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage, including providing strategic advice on the plan of management and the heritage impact permit process, whether or not the matter has been referred to the Committee by the Minister or the Director-General.
29, 30 (Repealed)