Sydney Olympic Park Authority Act 2001 No 57
Current version for 1 December 2018 to date (accessed 9 August 2020 at 01:46)
Part 5
Part 5 Management of Authority
60   Ministerial control
The Authority is subject to the control and direction of the Minister in the exercise of its functions.
61   Board of Authority
(1)  There is to be a Board of the Authority.
(2)  The Board is to consist of the following members:
(a)  the Chief Executive or a member of staff of the Authority nominated by the Chief Executive,
(b)  not less than 3 persons appointed by the Minister.
(3)  The Minister must ensure that at least one member of the Board is appointed from the private sector.
(4)  Of the members appointed by the Minister, one is to be appointed by the Minister as Chairperson of the Board.
(5)  The Minister may appoint a member as Deputy Chairperson of the Board.
(6)  Schedule 4 has effect with respect to the constitution and procedure of the Board.
62   Committees
(1)  The Board may establish one or more committees to assist it in connection with the exercise of its functions.
(2)  The Board must establish a committee to be known as the Advisory Committee for Millennium Parklands. The Advisory Committee for Millennium Parklands may make recommendations to the Board with respect to the care, control and management of the Millennium Parklands.
(3)  A committee has such functions as are conferred on it by or under this Act and as the Board may from time to time determine in respect of it.
(4)  At least one member of a committee must be a member of the Board, but otherwise a member of a committee need not be a member of the Board.
(5)  Before appointing a person (other than a member of the Board) as a member of the Advisory Committee for Millennium Parklands, the Board must consult with the Minister administering this Act and the Minister for the Environment.
(6)  A committee member holds office for such period as may be specified by the Board, but the Board may terminate the appointment of a committee member at any time.
(7)  The proceedings of a committee are to be presided over by the member of the committee who is a member of the Board or, if there is more than one such member, by the member determined by the Board.
(8)  Subject to subsection (7), the procedure for the calling of meetings of a committee and for the conduct of business at those meetings is to be decided by the Board or (subject to any decision of the Board) by the committee.
(9)  A committee member is entitled to be paid such remuneration (including travelling and subsistence allowances) as the Minister may from time to time determine in respect of the member.
63   Chief Executive
(1)  The Chief Executive is responsible for the day-to-day management of the affairs of the Authority in accordance with the specific policies and general directions of the Board.
(2)  Any act, matter or thing done in the name of, or on behalf of, the Authority by the Chief Executive is taken to have been done by the Authority.
64   Staff
Persons may be employed in the Public Service under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 to enable the Authority to exercise its functions.
Note.
 Section 59 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 provides that the persons so employed (or whose services the Authority makes use of) may be referred to as officers or employees, or members of staff, of the Authority. Section 47A of the Constitution Act 1902 precludes the Authority from employing staff.
65   Rangers
(1)  The Authority may appoint a person employed in the Public Service to be a ranger for the purposes of this Act.
(2)  Rangers may include persons who are engaged by the Authority to provide services to the Authority. Such persons are subject to the control and direction of the Chief Executive while they are exercising the functions of a ranger.
(3)  A ranger may exercise such functions as are conferred on a ranger by the regulations.
(4)  The Authority is to provide each ranger with an identification card.
(5)  An identification card is a card that:
(a)  states that it is issued under this Act, and
(b)  gives the name of the person to whom it is issued, and
(c)  describes the nature of the powers conferred, and
(d)  states the date (if any) on which it expires, and
(e)  is signed by the Chief Executive, or a delegate of the Chief Executive.
(6)  In the course of exercising the functions of a ranger under this Act, the ranger must, if requested to do so by a person affected by the exercise of any such function, produce the ranger’s identification card to the person.
66   Obstructing or impersonating rangers
(1)  A person who, without reasonable excuse, resists, obstructs, or attempts to obstruct, a ranger in the exercise of his or her functions is guilty of an offence.
(2)  A person who impersonates a ranger is guilty of an offence.
(3)  A person who threatens, intimidates or assaults a ranger in the exercise of his or her functions is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.