Wellington and Karori Sanitation and Water-supply Act 1912

Reprint
as at 1 July 2013

Wellington and Karori Sanitation and Water-supply Act 1912

Local Act1912 No 17
Date of assent26 October 1912

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.


An Act for including within the Jurisdiction of the Wellington City Council, for Water-supply, Drainage, Sanitation, and other Purposes, Part of the Borough of Karori, situate in the Watershed of the Kaiwarra Stream; and to enable the Wellington City Council to carry out Water, Drainage, and Sanitation Works in and for the Benefit of such Area.

  • Preamble

    Whereas the land described in the Schedule to this Act is within the watershed of the Kaiwarra Stream, in the Borough of Karori:

    And whereas a large part of the remainder of the land in such watershed, and lying between the land described in the said Schedule and Wellington Harbour, is within the City of Wellington:

    And whereas the land described in the Schedule to this Act can be drained with the least expense if the appropriate drainage and sanitary works are carried out in conjunction with that part of the said watershed which is within the City of Wellington:

    And whereas it is expedient for the purpose of such drainage and sanitary works and for other reasons that the water-supply system of the City of Wellington should be extended to the land described in the Schedule to this Act:

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Wellington and Karori Sanitation and Water-supply Act 1912.

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

    city means the area for the time being constituting the City of Wellington

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

    Wellington Council means the Wellington City Council

    Karori Council means the Karori Borough Council

    the said Act means the Municipal Corporations Act 1908

    drainage includes sewerage and sewage

    the districts of Wadestown and Northland are those parts of the City of Wellington formerly parts of the Boroughs of Onslow and Karori that were included in such city by Orders in Council published in the Gazette on 21 March 1907, 23 October 1907, and 9 April 1908; excepting thereout the portions of land defined in Schedule 1 to the Wellington (City) Suburbs Sanitation Act 1893, that were formerly comprised in the Borough of Karori.

3 Part of the Borough of Karori added to the city for drainage and water purposes
  • The area described in the Schedule hereto (hereinafter referred to as the said area) shall henceforth be within the jurisdiction of the Wellington Corporation and the Wellington Council for the purposes of drainage, waterworks, and water-supply in as full a manner as if such area were within the city; and the Wellington Council may hereafter, in respect of the said area, exercise all or any of the powers and duties vested in or imposed on them respectively in relation to drainage, waterworks, and water-supply by the said Act as if the said area were part of the city.

4 Application of by-laws of the city
  • (1) The said area and every person therein, and every person owning or occupying land therein, shall be subject to all by-laws for the time being in the City of Wellington relating to waterworks and water-supply, to drainage and drains (whether public or private), to the prevention or suppression of nuisances, and to the care and preservation of public health, whether such by-laws are made under the said Act or any other public Act enabling the Wellington Corporation or Wellington Council in that behalf.

    (2) The Wellington Council, in manner provided and subject to the provisions of the said Act, may make, alter, and repeal such by-laws as it shall think fit relating to waterworks and water-supply, to drainage and drains (whether public or private), to the prevention or suppression of nuisances, and to the care and preservation of public health and for general sanitary purposes, with special regard to the said area, and for preventing any stream or watercourse in the said area from being polluted or infected by sewage or any deleterious or offensive matter.

    (3) The by-laws of the Wellington Corporation brought into force in the said area by virtue of this Act shall be in addition to all by-laws for the time being of the Borough of Karori, but this section shall not authorise the punishment of any person twice for the same offence; and, in case of conflict of the by-laws of the Wellington Corporation and the by-laws of the Borough of Karori in respect of matters relating to which by-laws may be made under this Act, the by-laws of the Wellington Corporation shall prevail.

    (4) The provisions of sections 346, 348, 349, 350, 351, 353, 354, 355, and of paragraph (a) of section 347 of the Municipal Corporations Act 1908, shall apply to all by-laws made by the Wellington Council under this Act.

5 Application of Local Bodies Loans Act
  • So far as regards loans for the construction of drainage-works and waterworks, and so far only, the provisions of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1908, shall be applicable in respect of the said area, subject as follows:

    • (a) the said area shall be deemed to be and form part of the City of Wellington:

    • (b) the Wellington Council is hereby constituted the local authority in such district, and, as such local authority, may for the purpose of such drainage-works and waterworks raise special loans, and make and levy special rates, and carry out all powers, duties, and authorities conferred by that Act on a local authority as if the said area were part of the Wellington City:

    • (c) notwithstanding anything contained in subsection (3) of section 3 of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1908, or any regulations made thereunder, all rateable land within the said area shall be subject to all special rates made and levied in respect of the special loans raised under this Act; and no person shall be entitled to object to his name being included in any special roll to be prepared under such subsection in respect of any poll on any proposed special loan under this Act either on the ground that his property will not be benefited or on the ground that his property will be only partially benefited by the expenditure of the proposed loan.

6 Payment of cost of administration
  • The Wellington Council may apply the proceeds of any special rate made and levied in respect of any special loan for drainage-works authorised by this Act, after payment out of such proceeds of interest, sinking fund, and other charges, towards the payment of the cost of administration by such Council of the provisions of this Act relating to drainage-works.

7 Power to make and levy separate rate for maintenance, &c, of drainage-works
  • The Wellington Council may make and levy as a separate drainage rate a rate, not exceeding a rate equal to 1 penny in the pound on the unimproved value of all rateable property in the said area, to cover—

    • (a) the cost of administration of the provisions of this Act relating to drainage-works, so far as such cost is not met by any surplus of special rates applicable thereto as hereinbefore provided:

    • (b) the cost of repair, maintenance, and renewal of drainage and drainage-works constructed under this Act.

8 Drainage-system to be in connection with Wadestown and Northland system
  • (1) The drainage-works within the said area shall be constructed in connection with the drainage-system of the city constructed or to be constructed for the drainage of the districts of Wadestown and Northland.

    (2) There shall be payable out of the proceeds of the first special loan raised for drainage-works under this Act the sum of 1,500 pounds, or such less sum as the Engineer of the Wellington Corporation shall fix, by way of contribution to the cost of all common drains and common drainage-works used for draining the said area and the districts of Wadestown and Northland, or any parts thereof, or any other area.

    (3) There shall also be payable out of the proceeds of the same loan to the owners of the Evelyn Estate such sum as the Engineer of the Wellington Corporation assesses as the value of the public drains constructed and laid by the said owners that are suitable and available for use in connection with the proposed drainage-works.

9 Payment of cost of administration
  • The Wellington Council may apply the proceeds of any special rate made or levied under this Act in respect of waterworks or water-supply, after payment thereout of interest, sinking fund, and other charges, towards the payment of the cost of the administration by such Council of the provisions of this Act relating to waterworks or water-supply.

10 Power to make and levy water rates
  • (1) The Council shall, after 1 April 1914, make and levy in the said area, and all property in the said area shall be subject to the same, water rates and charges as are made and levied in the parts of the districts of Wadestown and Northland that are supplied by any system of water-supply other than the ordinary gravitation system of the city.

    (2) There shall be payable out of the proceeds of the water rates and charges so made and levied—

    • (a) the cost of administration of the provisions of this Act relating to waterworks or water-supply:

    • (b) the interest, sinking fund, and other charges of all loans raised under this Act for waterworks or water-supply; the balance (if any) shall be deemed to be moneys of the city accruing from waterworks.

    (3) So long as the proceeds of the water rates and charges made and levied under this Act shall be sufficient to meet the charges under paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (2) of this section, no special rate shall be collected in respect of any loan for waterworks or water-supply under this Act.

11 System of rating
  • All rates made and levied under this Act shall be made and levied on the system for the time being in force in the City of Wellington.

12 Payment of cost of preparation of Act and ineffective loan proposals
  • (1) The Wellington Corporation shall, out of the proceeds of the first loan for drainage purposes raised under this Act, pay all costs, charges, and expenses incurred by the Wellington Council or the Karori Council in connection with the preparation of this Act and the passing of the same through Parliament.

    (2) If the voters entitled to vote in respect of the raising of special loans under this Act shall refuse to authorise either the first loan proposed for drainage-works or the first loan proposed for waterworks, then this Act shall be void and of no effect, and the Karori Council shall pay to the Wellington Council all moneys expended by the Wellington Council in connection with the preparation of this Act and the passing of the same through Parliament, and all costs and expenses incurred by the Wellington Council in connection with the taking of polls for loans under this Act.

13 Fines to be paid to Wellington District Fund
14 Area not affected further than necessary for purposes of Act
  • Nothing in this Act contained shall be deemed to include the said area or any part thereof within the jurisdiction of the Wellington Corporation or the Wellington Council further than is necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act as hereinbefore set forth.

15 Public Acts to be read subject to this Act
  • Where there shall be anything in this Act contrary to or inconsistent with the provisions of any existing Act of a public nature, such last-mentioned Act shall be read subject to the provisions of this Act.


Schedule

[Repealed]

  • Schedule: repealed, on 1 October 1915, by section 2 of the Wellington and Karori Sanitation and Water-supply Amendment Act 1915 (1915 No 7).


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Wellington and Karori Sanitation and Water-supply Act 1912. The eprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 1 July 2013. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the eprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)