(1) An inspector or authorised person who serves a property quarantine notice ¾
(a) under regulation 3, shall erect signs in accordance with subregulation (2) if the Chief Officer or Deputy Chief Officer is satisfied that, before committing an offence against regulation 3, persons would not have, or could not reasonably be expected to have, notice that the land is quarantined land;
(b) under regulation 8 shall, unless the Chief Officer or a Deputy Chief Officer otherwise approves, erect signs in accordance with subregulation (2) in relation to that land and approval to dispense with the erection of signs in relation to such quarantined land shall not be given under this paragraph unless the Chief Officer or Deputy Chief Officer giving the approval is satisfied that, before committing an offence against these regulations in relation to land persons would have, or could reasonably be expected to have, notice that the land is quarantined land.
(2) Where signs are required by subregulation (1) to be erected in relation to quarantined land, there shall be erected in such manner as to be conspicuous to persons entering the land ¾
(a) at each of the main entrances ¾ a sign at least 75 cms wide and 45 cms high; and
(b) at each other entrance ¾ a sign at least 25 cms wide and 18 cms high,
indicating that the land is under quarantine and the declared plants or declared animals by reason of the presence, or suspected presence, of which the land is under quarantine.
(3) Where, under regulation 8, a property quarantine notice prohibits the entry of persons upon land to which the property quarantine notice relates, each sign erected under this regulation in relation to that land shall bear a conspicuous warning that entry upon the land is restricted under a property quarantine notice and that a person entering the land contrary to that notice commits an offence and is liable to prosecution.
(4) A person shall not, without lawful authority, remove, obscure, or otherwise interfere with a sign erected under this regulation.
[Regulation 4 amended in Gazette 8 Nov 1985 p. 4297.]