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NATIONAL PARKS REGULATIONS 2013 - REG 15

Temporary closure of park

Reg. 15(1) amended by S.R. No. 125/2018 reg. 11(1).

    (1)     Parks Victoria by determination may temporarily close a park to the public—

        (a)     in the event of flood, fire, natural disaster or other emergency; or

        (b)     in anticipation of flood, fire, natural disaster or other emergency.

Reg. 15(2) amended by S.R. No. 125/2018 reg. 11(2).

    (2)     Parks Victoria must not make a determination under subregulation (1) unless Parks Victoria considers the determination is necessary because of risk, or likely risk, to public safety within a park.

Reg. 15(3) amended by S.R. No. 125/2018 reg. 11(1).

    (3)     Parks Victoria must, as soon as practicable after making a determination under subregulation (1)—

        (a)     publish notice of the determination—

              (i)     in the Government Gazette; and

              (ii)     on the website; and

        (b)     as far as practicable, display signs or notices setting out details of the determination in such a place and manner that the signs or notices are reasonably likely to be seen by persons entering the park.

Reg. 15(4) amended by S.R. No. 125/2018 reg. 11(3).

    (4)     A determination made under subregulation (1) remains in force for 7 days after it is made, unless revoked earlier by Parks Victoria under subregulation (5).

Reg. 15(5) amended by S.R. No. 125/2018 reg. 11(4).

    (5)     If Parks Victoria considers the risk, or likely risk, that led to the determination being made under subregulation (1) no longer applies to the park specified in the determination, Parks Victoria must revoke the determination.

Reg. 15(6) amended by S.R. No. 125/2018 reg. 11(1).

    (6)     Parks Victoria must, as soon as practicable after a determination has been revoked under subregulation (5)—

        (a)     publish notice of the revocation—

              (i)     in the Government Gazette; and

              (ii)     on the website; and

        (b)     remove the signs or notices referred to in subregulation (3)(b).

Reg. 15A inserted by S.R. No. 137/2020 reg. 5.



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