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Native Vegetation Act 2003 No 103
Current version for 1 January 2014 to date (accessed 26 April 2017 at 14:16)
Part 5 Division 3 Section 37
37   Director-General may make “stop work” order
(1)  If the Director-General is of the opinion that a person is contravening, or is about to contravene, this Act, the Director-General may, by notice in writing given to the person, order the person not to carry out the activity concerned.
(2)  The order:
(a)  takes effect immediately (or from a later date specified in the notice), and
(b)  is subject to such conditions as the Director-General may specify in the notice.
(3)  The Director-General may vary or revoke the order or the conditions of the order by further notice in writing given to the person subject to the order.
(4)  An order under this section remains in force until whichever of the following happens first:
(a)  the order is revoked by the Director-General,
(b)  the period (if any) for which the order is expressed in the notice to be in force ends,
(c)  the period of 2 years from the day on which the order took effect ends.
(5)  A person who does not comply with an order in force under this section is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of a corporation—2,000 penalty units and 200 penalty units for each day the offence continues, or
(b)  in any other case—1,000 penalty units and 100 penalty units for each day the offence continues.
 An offence against subsection (5) committed by a corporation is an executive liability offence attracting executive liability for a director or other person involved in the management of the corporation—see section 45.