(1) The Council, after it has approved of a scheme of drainage for the borough, or any portion or portions thereof, consisting of one drainage system or several independent drainage systems, may define one or more drainage-areas within the borough.
(2) Each drainage-area shall include all parts of the borough as in the opinion of the Council will in such scheme of drainage be in the near future directly benefited by the construction and maintenance of one particular independent drainage system.
(3) Any such independent drainage system may be a system of discharging sewage through public drains into the public drains of the City of Wellington with the consent of the Council of the said city, and in such cases may include the laying of water-pipes to connect the several parts of the drainage-area with the water-supply of the said city.
(4) A drainage-area need not be contained within continuous boundaries.
(5) The Council may from time to time redefine any such drainage-area by adding thereto such parts of the borough as in the opinion of the Council are then or will in the immediate future be directly benefited by the construction and maintenance of the drainage system of that drainage-area.
(6) Any owner or occupier of property included in a drainage-area as defined or redefined may, within one month after any determination of the Council defining or redefining any such drainage-area, appeal from such determination to a Judge of the High Court, whose decision shall be final and take the place of the determination of the Council appealed from.
“High Court” were substituted, as from 1 April 1980, for the words
“Supreme Court” pursuant to section 12 Judicature Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 124).