386. Nature conservation and heritage preservation.

The relevant authority1 may by direction exclude or restrict public access2 to any land during any period if it is satisfied that the exclusion or restriction of access to the extent provided by the direction is necessary3 for:

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    (1)     the purpose of conserving flora, fauna or geological or physiographical features of the land in question4;

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    (2)     the purpose of preserving:

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      (a)     any scheduled monument5; or

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      (b)     any other structure, work, site, garden or area which is of historic, architectural, traditional, artistic or archaeological interest6.

Such a direction may be expressed to have effect:

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    (i)     during a period specified in the