This Act empowers the Director of Agriculture to make Land Preservation Orders under section 3 for purposes set out in subsection 2 of section 3. In such Orders the Director may, for reasons of protection of soil and other preservation of land, prohibit, regulate or control braking or clearing of land for cultivation, grazing of livestock, and the destruction of vegetation and may require or regulate afforestation, protection of slopes or catchment areas, drainage of land, supervision of abandoned land, and the use of land for agricultural purposes. A Land Preservation Order may be made against the owner or occupier of land. The Director shall notify the owner or occupier of land affected by an order. Appeals against an Order may be made under section 9 to the Agricultural Appeals Tribunal. Section 14 sets out penalties for contravention of an Order or failure to carry out an Order. Regulation making powers of the Governor in Executive Council are set out in section 18.
Implemented by: Agriculture (Procedure on Appeal) Regulations 1966. (2012-06-30)
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