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National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 No 80
Current version for 25 August 2017 to date (accessed 23 September 2017 at 04:33)
Part 4 Division 2 Section 30G
30G   State conservation areas
(1)  The purpose of reserving land as a state conservation area is to identify, protect and conserve areas:
(a)  that contain significant or representative ecosystems, landforms or natural phenomena or places of cultural significance, and
(b)  that are capable of providing opportunities for sustainable visitor or tourist use and enjoyment, the sustainable use of buildings and structures or research, and
(c)  that are capable of providing opportunities for uses permitted under other provisions of this Act in such areas, including uses permitted under section 47J,
so as to enable those areas to be managed in accordance with subsection (2).
(2)  A state conservation area is to be managed in accordance with the following principles:
(a)  the conservation of biodiversity, the maintenance of ecosystem function, the protection of natural phenomena and the maintenance of natural landscapes,
(b)  the conservation of places, objects and features of cultural value,
(c)  provision for the undertaking of uses permitted under other provisions of this Act in such areas (including uses permitted under section 47J) having regard to the conservation of the natural and cultural values of the state conservation area,
(ca)  provision for the carrying out of development in any part of a special area (within the meaning of the Hunter Water Act 1991) in the state conservation area that is permitted under section 185A having regard to the conservation of the natural and cultural values of the state conservation area,
(d)  provision for sustainable visitor or tourist use and enjoyment that is compatible with the conservation of the state conservation area’s natural and cultural values and with uses permitted under other provisions of this Act in such areas,
(e)  provision for the sustainable use (including adaptive reuse) of any buildings or structures or modified natural areas having regard to the conservation of the state conservation area’s natural and cultural values and with uses permitted under other provisions of this Act in such areas,
(f)  provision for appropriate research and monitoring.