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Contents (1974 - 80)
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National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 No 80
Current version for 25 August 2017 to date (accessed 22 September 2017 at 20:01)
Part 2 Division 1 Section 8
8   Miscellaneous functions of Chief Executive
(1)–(2A)    (Repealed)
(3)  The Chief Executive shall in the case of every national park, historic site, state conservation area, regional park, nature reserve, karst conservation reserve and Aboriginal area:
(a)  promote such educational activities as the Chief Executive considers necessary in respect thereof,
(b)  arrange for the carrying out of such works as the Chief Executive considers necessary for or in connection with the management and maintenance thereof, and
(c)  undertake such scientific research as the Chief Executive considers necessary for or in connection with the preservation, protection, management and use thereof.
(4)  The Chief Executive may promote such educational activities, and undertake such scientific research, in respect of Aboriginal objects and Aboriginal places as the Chief Executive thinks fit, either separately or in conjunction with other persons or bodies.
(4A)  The Chief Executive is to promote opportunities for partnerships and agreements between Aboriginal people and land owners and managers in relation to places, objects and features of significance to Aboriginal people (whether on land reserved or acquired under this Act or not).
(5)  As soon as practicable after an Aboriginal object is discovered on any land reserved under this Act, the Chief Executive, after such consultation with the Australian Museum Trust as appears necessary or expedient, is required to assess the scientific importance of the Aboriginal object.
(6)  The Chief Executive may consider and investigate proposals in relation to existing or proposed Aboriginal places, wilderness areas, wild rivers, wildlife refuges and interim protection orders.
(6A)  The Chief Executive may:
(a)  consider and investigate proposals in relation to existing or proposed conservation areas,
(b)  enter into negotiations on behalf of the Minister in relation to existing or proposed conservation areas, and
(c)  in the case of every conservation area, but subject to the terms of the conservation agreement concerned:
(i)  promote such educational activities as the Chief Executive considers necessary in respect of the area,
(ii)  arrange for the carrying out of such works as the Chief Executive considers necessary for or in connection with the management and maintenance of the area,
(iii)  undertake such scientific research as the Chief Executive considers necessary for or in connection with the preservation, protection, management and use of the area, and
(iv)  take such other action as the Chief Executive considers necessary for or in connection with the carrying out of directions by the Minister relating to existing or proposed conservation agreements.
(7)  The Chief Executive:
(a)  may promote such educational activities as the Chief Executive considers necessary to awaken and maintain an appreciation of the value of and the need to conserve animal and plant life, including to conserve threatened species, populations and ecological communities, and their habitats,
(b)  may enter into arrangements for the carrying out of such works as the Chief Executive considers necessary for or in connection with the protection and care of fauna and the protection of native plants,
(c)  may undertake such scientific research as the Chief Executive considers necessary for or in connection with the preservation, protection and care of fauna and the protection of native plants and other flora, either separately or in conjunction with other persons or bodies, and
(d)  shall co-operate with the trustees of any lands dedicated or reserved under the Crown Lands Consolidation Act 1913, or the Closer Settlement Acts, in connection with:
(i)  the preservation of, the protection and care of, and the promotion of the study of, fauna, and
(ii)  the protection of, and the promotion of the study of, native plants and other flora,
and generally shall co-operate with any other persons or bodies in the establishment, care and development of areas of lands set apart for the conservation and preservation of wildlife.
(8)  The Chief Executive may promote such educational activities as the Chief Executive considers necessary for the instruction and training of ex-officio rangers, honorary rangers and prospective honorary rangers.
(9)  Without affecting the generality of any other provision of this Act conferring powers on the Chief Executive, the Chief Executive may make and enter into contracts with any person for the carrying out of works or the performance of services or the supply of goods or materials in connection with the exercise or performance by the Chief Executive or the Service of the Chief Executive’s or its responsibilities, powers, authorities, duties or functions conferred or imposed by or under this or any other Act.
(10)  The Chief Executive shall, in the exercise and discharge of the powers, authorities, duties and functions conferred or imposed on the Chief Executive by or under this or any other Act, be subject to the control and direction of the Minister.
(11), (12)    (Repealed)