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National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 No 80
Current version for 26 October 2018 to date (accessed 17 November 2019 at 11:13)
Part 14 Section 185
185   Catchment areas and special areas
(1)  In this section, the Acts means the Sydney Water Act 1994, the Sydney Water Catchment Management Act 1998, the Hunter Water Act 1991 and the Water Management Act 2000.
(2)  Nothing in this Act affects the operation of any of the provisions of any of the Acts in relation to lands within a national park, historic site, state conservation area, regional park, nature reserve, karst conservation reserve or Aboriginal area, in so far as those provisions relate to catchment areas or special areas.
(3)  Without affecting the generality of subsection (2), nothing in this Act:
(a)  affects, or affects the operation of, any order or regulation under any of the Acts relating to a catchment area or special area and in force at the time of the reservation of any lands as, or as part of, a national park, historic site, state conservation area, regional park, nature reserve, karst conservation reserve or Aboriginal area, being lands to which the order or regulation relates, or
(b)  affects the power of the Governor to make any order or regulation under any of the Acts in relation to any lands within a national park, historic site, state conservation area, regional park, nature reserve, karst conservation reserve or Aboriginal area.
(4)  Despite any other provision of this Act, a lease, licence, easement or right of way must not be granted under this Act in respect of any land within a special area within the meaning of:
(a)  the Sydney Water Catchment Management Act 1998, except with the concurrence of the Sydney Catchment Authority, or
(b)  the Hunter Water Act 1991, except with the concurrence of the Hunter Water Corporation and the Secretary of the Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development.
(5)  Notwithstanding subsection (2) or (3) or any provision of any of the Acts, neither the Sydney Water Corporation nor the Sydney Catchment Authority nor the Hunter Water Corporation nor the Secretary of the Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development shall, except with the concurrence in writing of the Chief Executive, undertake or arrange for the cutting and marketing of timber of commercial value on lands within a national park, historic site, state conservation area, regional park, nature reserve, karst conservation reserve or Aboriginal area that are also lands within a catchment area or special area.