Wellington City Recreation-ground Act 1903

Wellington City Recreation-ground Act 1903

Local Act1903 No 23
Date of assent20 November 1903

An Act to authorise the Mayor, Councillors, and Citizens of the City of Wellington to acquire a Recreation-ground at Miramar and to lay an Electric Tramway thereto, and for other Purposes.

  • Preamble

    WHEREAS the owners of the parcel of land described in the Schedule hereto have offered to transfer the same to the Mayor, Councillors, and Citizens of the City of Wellington (hereinafter referred to as the Corporation) as and for a recreation-ground free of any purchase-money, but upon condition that the Corporation will within three years from the passing of this Act lay or cause to be laid an electric tramway connecting the said parcel of land with the said city:

BE IT THEREFORE 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 Recreation-ground Act 1903.

2 Power for Corporation to contract to acquire
  • It shall be lawful for the owners of the said parcel of land and for the Corporation to enter into a contract whereby the said owners shall agree to transfer the said parcel of land to the Corporation as and for a recreation-ground free of any purchase-money on the condition aforesaid.

3 Authorising order may be issued
  • The Governor may, on the application of the Corporation, make and issue to the Corporation an order under The Tramways Act 1894, authorising the Corporation to lay the said electric tramway notwithstanding that two-thirds of the length thereof may not be proposed to be laid within the City of Wellington, and notwithstanding that any part of the tramway may be proposed to be laid on any road vested in or under the control of the Crown or any body or persons not being a local authority; and the form of the authorising order may be adapted to the circumstances of the present case.

4 Land to be exempt from local rates
  • The said parcel of land after it shall have been acquired by the Corporation shall be exempt from all rates levied or to be levied by any local authority: Provided that nothing in this Act shall prejudice or affect the rights or remedies of any debenture-holder or other creditor of any local authority.


Schedule

ALL that area in the Wellington Land District, containing by admeasurement 48 acres 2 roods, more or less, being parts of Sections Nos 5, 6, 7, and 8, Block VII, Port Nicholson Survey District, Watts Peninsula. Bounded by a line commencing at a point bearing north 73° 38′ 40″ east and distant 444.48 links from Trig Station No 6, and proceeding thence along a right line bearing north 60° 33′ 23″ west, 246.81 links; thence along a right line bearing north 4° 52′ 30″ west, 879.26 links; thence along a right line bearing north 33° 8′ 45″ east, 2842.5 links; thence along a right line bearing south 59° 35′ 30″ east, 637 links; thence along a right line bearing south 49′ 30″ west, 1208.8 links; thence along a right line bearing south 18° 12′ west, 2540 links; and thence along a right line bearing north 60° 33′ 23″ west, 1153.19 links, to the place of commencement.