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LORD HOWE ISLAND ACT 1953 - SECT 5

Board’s charter

5 Board’s charter

(1) The Board has the following charter:
(a) to provide directly or on behalf of other levels of government, after due consultation, adequate, equitable and appropriate services and facilities for the Island community and to ensure that those services and facilities are managed efficiently and effectively,
(b) to exercise community leadership,
(c) to exercise its powers, authorities, duties and functions in a manner that is consistent with and actively promotes the multicultural principles,
(d) to promote and to provide and plan for the needs of children,
(e) to manage, protect, restore, enhance and conserve the Island’s environment in a manner that is consistent with and promotes the principles of ecologically sustainable development set out in section 6 (2) of the Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991 ,
(f) to manage, protect, restore, enhance and conserve:
(i) vacant Crown lands, and
(ii) lands reserved or dedicated under section 19 or 19A (including, in particular, the Lord Howe Island Permanent Park Preserve),
in a manner that recognises the World Heritage values in respect of which the Island is inscribed on the World Heritage List referred to in the United Nations Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage ,
(g) subject to paragraphs (e) and (f), to promote the Island as a tourist destination,
(h) to have regard to the long term and cumulative effects of its decisions,
(i) to bear in mind that it is the custodian and trustee of public assets and to effectively account for and manage the assets for which it is responsible,
(j) to facilitate the involvement of members of the Board, members of the public, users of facilities and services and the Board’s staff in the development, improvement and co-ordination of the Board’s powers, authorities, duties and functions,
(k) to raise funds for Island community purposes by the fair imposition of charges and fees, by income earned from investments and, when appropriate, by borrowings and grants,
(l) to keep the Island community and the State government (and through it, the wider community) informed about its activities,
(m) to ensure that, in the exercise of its regulatory powers, authorities, duties and functions, it acts consistently and without bias, particularly where an activity of the Board is affected,
(n) to be a responsible employer.
(2) The Board, in the exercise of its powers, authorities, duties and functions, must pursue its charter but nothing in the charter or this section gives rise to, or can be taken into account in, any civil cause of action.



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