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MARINE ESTATE MANAGEMENT ACT 2014


- As at 21 September 2022 
- Act 72 of 2014 

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Objects of Act
   4.      Definitions
   5.      Reference to relevant Ministers
   6.      Meaning of "marine estate"

   PART 2 - ADMINISTRATION

           Division 1 - Marine Estate Management Authority

   7.      Establishment of Marine Estate Management Authority
   8.      Functions of the Authority

           Division 2 - Marine Estate Expert Knowledge Panel

   9.      Establishment and functions of Marine Estate Expert Knowledge Panel

   PART 3 - MARINE ESTATE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

   10.     Purpose of marine estate management strategy
   11.     Preparation of draft marine estate management strategy
   12.     Contents of draft marine estate management strategy
   13.     Consultation on draft marine estate management strategy
   14.     Submission of draft marine estate management strategy for approval
   15.     Approval of draft marine estate management strategy
   16.     Publication of marine estate management strategy
   17.     Amendment, replacement or revocation of strategy
   18.     Periodic review of marine estate management strategy
   19.     Implementation of marine estate management strategy

   PART 4 - THREAT AND RISK ASSESSMENT

   20.     Assessment of threats and risks to marine estate
   21.     Threat and risk assessment report

   PART 5 - MARINE PARKS AND AQUATIC RESERVES

           Division 1 - Marine parks

   22.     Purposes of marine parks
   23.     Declaration of marine parks
   24.     Name of marine park
   25.     Revocation of marine park
   26.     Variation of area of marine park
   27.     Effect of declaration on aquatic reserves
   28.     Effect of declaration on land reserved or dedicated for public purposes (other than aquatic reserves)
   29.     Effect of declaration on aquaculture
   30.     Dealings in relation to certain land leases within marine park
   31.     Compulsory acquisition of land
   32.     Consent of owners

           Division 2 - Aquatic reserves

   33.     Purposes of aquatic reserves
   34.     Declaration of aquatic reserves
   35.     Consent required for declarations
   36.     Consent of owners
   37.     Existing interests and changes in ownership
   38.     Revocation or variation of declaration of aquatic reserve

           Division 3 - Regulations for the management, protection and conservation of marine parks and aquatic reserves

   39.     Regulations relating to marine parks and aquatic reserves generally
   40.     Other regulations for marine parks and aquatic reserves
   41.     Offences against management regulations

           Division 4 - Marine park and aquatic reserve management rules

   42.     Regulations relating to management rules for marine parks and aquatic reserves
   43.     Making management rules for marine parks and aquatic reserves
   44.     Review of management rules for marine parks and aquatic reserves
   45.     Amending or replacing management rules for marine parks and aquatic reserves
   46.     Relationship of management rules with plans of management

           Division 5 - Management plans

   47.     Management plans for marine parks and aquatic reserves
   48.     Content of management plans
   49.     Preparation of management plans for marine parks and aquatic reserves
   50.     Publication of management plans
   51.     Alteration or replacement of management plans for marine parks and aquatic reserves
   52.     Periodic review of management plans
   53.     Operations under management plans

           Division 6 - Development and activities within marine parks and aquatic reserves

   54.     Mining in marine parks and aquatic reserves prohibited
   55.     Development within marine parks and aquatic reserves--application of EPA Act
   56.     Development affecting marine parks and aquatic reserves--application of EPA Act

           Division 7 - Marine park and aquatic reserve notifications

   57.     Prohibition of activities in marine parks and aquatic reserves
   58.     Publication of marine park and aquatic reserve notifications
   59.     General provisions relating to marine park and aquatic reserve notifications
   60.     Amendment or revocation of marine park and aquatic reserve notifications
   61.     Regulations relating to marine park and aquatic reserve notifications
   62.     Offence provisions

           Division 8 - Miscellaneous

   63.     Removal of wrecked vessels and other property from marine parks and aquatic reserves
   64.     Fees for administrative costs relating to notices
   65.     Relationship of Part with other legislation

   PART 6 - ENFORCEMENT

   66.     Authorised officers
   67.     Application of Fisheries Management Act 1994
   68.     Requirement to state name and address or give other information
   69.     Liability of vehicle owner for parking offences
   70.     Penalty notices
   71.     Proceedings for offences
   72.     Time within which proceedings may be commenced
   73.     Offences by corporations

   PART 7 - FINANCE

   74.     Marine Protected Areas Fund

   PART 8 - MISCELLANEOUS

   75.     Act to bind Crown
   76.     Delegations
   77.     Service of documents generally
   78.     Service of documents on native title holders
   79.     Meaning of "diligent inquiry"
   80.     Resolution of disputes
   81.     Arrangements with Commonwealth
   82.     Personal liability
   83.     Regulations
   84.     Review of Act
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2
           Schedule 4 (Repealed)


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