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HERITAGE ACT 2004


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act  
   3.      Objects of Act  
   3A.     Exercise of functions under Act  
   3B.     Registration of urban tree  
   4.      Dictionary  
   5.      Notes  
   6.      Offences against Act—application of Criminal Code etc  
   7.      Application of Act to Emergencies Act 2004  

   PART 2--IMPORTANT CONCEPTS

   8.      Meaning of object and place  
   9.      Meaning of Aboriginal object and Aboriginal place  
   10.     Meaning of heritage significance  
   10A.    Meaning of natural heritage significance  
   10B.    Meaning of cultural heritage significance  
   11.     Meaning of registered  
   12.     Meaning of registration details  
   13.     Meaning of interested person  
   14.     Meaning of representative Aboriginal organisation  

   PART 3--HERITAGE COUNCIL

   16.     Establishment of heritage council  
   17.     Members of council  
   18.     Functions of council  
   19.     Procedures of council  
   19A.    Council must consult scientific committee on matters affecting natural heritage  

   PART 4--HERITAGE REGISTER

   20.     Establishment of heritage register  
   21.     Public access to heritage register  
   22.     Restricted information on heritage register  
   23.     Judicial notice of matters on heritage register  
   24.     Heritage register corrections and changes  
   24A.    Effect of further registration decision about registered place or  

   PART 5--HERITAGE GUIDELINES

   25.     Guidelines about conserving heritage significance  
   26.     Public consultation about heritage guidelines  
   26A.    Period for making heritage guidelines  
   26B.    Report to Minister about public consultation on heritage  
   26C.    Minister may require further consideration by council on heritage  
   26D.    Heritage guidelines revocation  
   26E.    Notification about heritage guidelines  
   27.     Application of heritage guidelines  

   PART 6--REGISTRATION OF PLACES AND OBJECTS

           Division 6.1--Provisional registration

   28.     Application for provisional registration of place or object—nomination  
   29.     Decision about nomination application  
   30.     Request for urgent provisional registration  
   31.     Council must consult representative Aboriginal organisation  
   31A.    Consultation with scientific committee about provisional registration  
   32.     Decision about provisional registration  
   33.     Provisional registration of place or object  
   34.     Notice of decision about provisional registration  
   35.     Period of provisional registration  
   36.     End of period of provisional registration without decision  

           Division 6.2--Registration

   37.     Public consultation about registration of place or object  
   38.     Report to Minister about public consultation  
   39.     Minister may require council to further consider issues related to  
   40.     Decision about registration  

           Division 6.3--Registration of place or object protected under Nature Conservation Act 2014

   42A.    Registration of place or object under this Act limited if place or object already protected  

   PART 7--CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION

   43.     Cancellation proposal  
   44.     Notice of cancellation proposal  
   45.     Consultation with representative Aboriginal organisation about cancellation  
   45A.    Consultation with scientific committee about cancellation proposal  
   46.     Public consultation about cancellation proposal  
   47.     Report to Minister about public consultation  
   48.     Minister may require council to further consider issues related to  
   49.     Decision about cancellation proposal  
   50.     Partial cancellation of registration of place or object  

   PART 8--MANAGEMENT OF ABORIGINAL PLACES AND ABORIGINAL OBJECTS

   51.     Reporting discovery of Aboriginal place or object  
   52.     Exceptions to reporting obligation  
   53.     Assessing heritage significance of reported Aboriginal places and  
   53A.    Repository for Territory-owned Aboriginal objects  
   53B.    Declaration of repository  
   53C.    Ownership of Aboriginal objects on territory land  

   PART 9--RESTRICTED INFORMATION

   54.     Declaration of restricted information  
   55.     Restricted information not to be published without approval  
   56.     Approval to publish restricted information  
   57.     Limited access to restricted information  

   PART 10--LAND DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS

   58.     Meaning of development—pt 10  
   59.     Simplified outline  
   60.     Advice about effect of development on heritage significance  
   61.     Requirements for council's advice about development  

   PART 10A--TREE DAMAGING ACTIVITY ETC

   61A.    Definitions—pt 10A  
   61B.    Advice about effect of tree damaging activity or tree management  
   61C.    Requirements for advice about tree damaging activity or tree management  
   61D.    Effect of advice about tree damaging activity or tree management  

   PART 10B--PERMISSIONS AND APPROVALS

   61E.    Application to excavate  
   61F.    Permit to excavate  
   61G.    Application for approval of statement of heritage effect  
   61H.    Approval of statement of heritage effect  
   61I.    Council may direct application for approval of statement of heritage  
   61J.    Application for approval of conservation management plan  
   61K.    Approval of conservation management plan  

   PART 11--HERITAGE DIRECTIONS

   62.     Heritage direction by council  
   63.     Service of heritage direction  
   64.     Extension of heritage direction  
   65.     Contravention of heritage direction—offence  
   66.     Contravention of heritage direction—action by authorised person  
   67.     Order to enforce exercise of functions  

   PART 12--CIVIL PROTECTION OF HERITAGE

   68.     Application for heritage order  
   69.     Heritage order  
   70.     Interim heritage order  
   71.     Costs  
   72.     Security for costs etc  
   73.     Respondent's loss etc in relation to heritage order proceedings  

   PART 13--HERITAGE OFFENCES

   74.     Diminishing heritage significance of place or object  
   75.     Damaging Aboriginal place or object  
   76.     Exceptions to part 13 offences  

   PART 14--ENFORCEMENT

           Division 14.1--General

   77.     Definitions for pt 14  

           Division 14.2--Authorised people

   78.     Appointment of authorised people  
   79.     Identity cards  

           Division 14.3--Powers of authorised people

   80.     Power to enter premises  
   81.     Production of identity card  
   82.     Consent to entry  
   83.     General powers on entry to premises  
   84.     Power to seize things  
   85.     Power to require name and address  

           Division 14.4--Search warrants

   86.     Warrants generally  
   87.     Warrants—application made other than in person  
   88.     Search warrants—announcement before entry  
   89.     Details of search warrant to be given to occupier etc  
   90.     Occupier entitled to be present during search etc  

           Division 14.5--Return and forfeiture of things seized

   91.     Receipt for things seized  
   92.     Moving things to another place for examination or processing under search  
   93.     Access to things seized  
   94.     Return of things seized  

           Division 14.6--Miscellaneous

   95.     Information discovery order  
   96.     Contravention of information discovery order  
   97.     Damage etc to be minimised  
   98.     Compensation for exercise of enforcement powers  

   PART 15--HERITAGE AGREEMENTS

   99.     Heritage agreement with Minister  
   100.    Provisions of heritage agreement  
   101.    Amending or ending heritage agreement  
   102.    Period of heritage agreement  
   103.    Binding nature of heritage agreement  
   104.    Enforcement order  
   105.    Financial and other assistance  

   PART 16--HERITAGE AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

   106.    Meaning of public authority for pt 16  
   107.    Public authority heritage places and heritage  
   108.    Heritage reports  
   109.    Assessment of heritage reports by council  
   109A.   Public reporting  
   110.    Conservation management plan  

   PART 17--NOTIFICATION AND REVIEW OF DECISIONS

   111.    Meaning of reviewable decision  
   112.    Meaning of decision-maker—pt 17  
   113.    Reviewable decision notices  
   114.    Applications for review  
   114A.   Stay of decision under review  

   PART 18--MISCELLANEOUS

   116.    Criminal liability of executive officers  
   117.    Service of documents on council  
   118.    Legal immunity for council members etc  
   118A.   Council may ask for information from commissioner for revenue in certain  
   118B.   Council may ask for information about leases from commissioner for  
   119.    Approved forms  
   120.    Determination of fees  
   121.    Delegation  
   122.    Regulation-making power  

   PART 20--TRANSITIONAL--HERITAGE LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2014

   200.    Meaning of commencement day—pt 20  
   201.    Application for provisional registration not determined before commencement  
   202.    Decisions or proposals made before commencement day  
   203.    Transitional regulations  
   204.    Expiry—pt 20  
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           DICTIONARY
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