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PLANNING ACT 2016 - SECT 232
Appointment of referees
232 Appointment of referees
(1) The Minister, or chief executive, (the appointer) may appoint a person to
be a referee, by an appointment notice, if the appointer considers the
(a) has the qualifications or experience prescribed by regulation;
(b) has demonstrated an ability—
(i) to negotiate and mediate outcomes
between parties to a proceeding; and
(ii) to apply the principles of natural
(iii) to analyse complex technical issues; and
communicate effectively, including, for example, to write informed succinct
and well-organised decisions, reports, submissions or other documents.
The appointer may—
(a) appoint a referee for the term, of not more than 3
years, stated in the appointment notice; and
(b) reappoint a referee, by
notice, for further terms of not more than 3 years.
(3) If an appointer
appoints a public service officer as a referee, the officer holds the
appointment concurrently with any other appointment that the officer holds in
the public service.
(4) A referee must not sit on a tribunal unless the
referee has given a declaration, in the approved form and signed by the
referee, to the chief executive.
(5) The appointer may cancel a referee’s
appointment at any time by giving a notice, signed by the appointer, to the
(6) A referee may resign the referee’s appointment at any time by
giving a notice, signed by the referee, to the appointer.
(7) In this
"appointment notice" means—
(a) if the Minister gives the notice—a gazette
(b) if the chief executive gives the notice—a notice given to
the person appointed as a referee.
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