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WET TROPICS MANAGEMENT PLAN 1998 - REG 58

Prudent and feasible alternatives

58 Prudent and feasible alternatives

(1) The authority must consider whether there is any prudent and feasible alternative to a proposed activity.
(2) In deciding whether there is an alternative to a proposed activity, the authority may have regard to the following—
(a) any alternative site for the activity, either elsewhere in the area or outside the area;
(b) any alternative use for the proposed site of the activity;
(c) any alternative way of carrying out the proposed activity;
(d) the alternative of not carrying out, or postponing carrying out, the proposed activity.
(3) In deciding whether an alternative is prudent, the authority must consider the potential impact of the alternative on the world heritage values and integrity of the area compared to that of the proposed activity.
(4) In deciding whether an alternative is feasible, the authority—
(a) may have regard to issues of safety, health, economics, convenience, public interest and community disruption and any other relevant issue; and
(b) must decide the alternative is not feasible if it involves unproven technology or is impractical to implement.



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