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Power of Minister to take urgent action

27 Power of Minister to take urgent action

(1) This section applies if the Minister considers—
(a) action should be taken under section 26(2)(b) to protect, or give effect to, a State interest; and
(b) the action must be taken urgently.
(2) The Minister may give the local government a notice that states—
(a) the action that the Minister intends to take; and
(b) the reasons for taking the action.
(3) After giving the notice, the Minister may take the action as required under the process in the Minister’s rules without—
(a) giving a direction to the local government under section 26; or
(b) consulting with any person before taking the action.
(4) The action taken by the Minister has the same effect as if the local government had taken the action.
(5) Any expense the Minister reasonably incurs in taking the action may be recovered from the local government as a debt.

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