Wellington City Reclamation and Public Baths Act 1898

Wellington City Reclamation and Public Baths Act 1898

Local Act1898 No 13
Date of assent28 October 1898

An Act to enable the Wellington City Corporation and the Wellington Harbour Board respectively to carry out certain Reclamation and other Works.

BE IT ENACTED by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Short Title
  • The Short Title of this Act is The Wellington City Reclamation and Public Baths Act 1898.

2 Interpretation
  • In this Act, if not inconsistent with the context,—

    Board means the Wellington Harbour Board

    City means the City of Wellington

    Corporation means the Mayor, Councillors, and Citizens of the City of Wellington.

3 Governor may grant to Corporation strip for widening Clyde Quay and Oriental Terrace
  • It shall be lawful for the Governor to grant, and for the Board to convey, to the Corporation for the purpose of widening Clyde Quay and Oriental Terrace, being public streets of the city, a strip of land, being partly foreshore and partly a portion of the Harbour of Wellington, commencing at the eastern boundary of the land described in a certain grant to the Corporation from the Crown, dated the twenty-fourth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, and known as the Te Aro grant, and extending along the foreshore of the said harbour to the boundary of the city on Oriental Terrace; such strip of land to be of sufficient width, in the opinion of the Governor, to enable Clyde Quay and Oriental Terrace to be widened so as to be one hundred feet wide at formation-level. Such land shall thereupon vest in the Corporation, and shall be held by the Corporation as and for the purposes of a public street, and with power to reclaim the same from the sea for that purpose.

4 Governor may grant to Corporation site for baths
  • It shall be lawful for the Governor to grant unto the Corporation a parcel of land covered by water, and being part of the Harbour of Wellington, having two hundred and fifty feet frontage to Clyde Quay (treated as widened as aforesaid), by a depth of two hundred and fifty feet, when and so soon as the position of the said parcel of land shall have been agreed upon between the Board and the Corporation. Such land shall be held by the Corporation for the purpose of erecting and maintaining thereon public baths, and for no other purpose, and with power to execute any reclamation or other works for or in connection with the construction of such baths only. If the Corporation shall not have constructed the said baths within five years of the coming into operation of this Act the right to use the land for that purpose shall absolutely cease.

5 Board's foreshore rights preserved
  • Until and on the completion of the reclamation authorised in section three, the foreshore of such reclamation shall vest in the Board as if it had been granted to the Board by The Wellington Harbour Board and Corporation Land Act 1880, and the Board shall have the same rights to the foreshore of such reclamation as it now has in respect of the existing foreshore. The foreshore of the land referred to in section four shall, by force of this Act, revest in the Board if the Corporation shall not, within five years from the passing of this Act, have bona fide started to construct public baths upon the said land.

6 Board may construct sea-wall
  • It shall be lawful for the Board and the Board is hereby authorised to construct a concrete wall on the western boundary of the land referred to in section four for a length of two hundred and fifty feet projecting from Clyde Quay (treated as widened as aforesaid). The said wall shall be vested in the Board and the Corporation as a party-wall, each party being entitled to one-half in thickness thereof.

7 Corporation and Board may enter into agreements
  • The Corporation and the Board respectively may, by any agreements between such parties heretofore or to be hereafter made, require either party to execute all or any part of any work authorised by this Act to be executed by such party, and make the consent of either party necessary to the construction of any work authorised by this Act, or to the plans thereof, and impose upon either party the duty of maintaining and repairing, or joining in maintaining or repairing, any work or any part thereof hereby authorised, and make provisions as to the joint mode of construction, ownership, and use of the said party-wall, and generally as to the subject-matters of this Act or any of them.

8 Special Act
  • This Act shall be deemed a special Act within the meaning of The Harbours Act 1878.