Springs County Council Reclamation and Empowering Act 1915

Springs County Council Reclamation and Empowering Act 1915

Local Act1915 No 15
Date of assent12 October 1915

An Act empowering the Springs County Council to reclaim Parts of a Lagoon, commonly known as Yarr's Lagoon, in the County of Springs, for the Purpose of improving the Flow of the L 1 River through the said Lagoon and the Drainage of the Adjoining Lands.

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
  • This Act may be cited as the Springs County Council Reclamation and Empowering Act 1915.

2 Council empowered to reclaim parts of lagoon
  • The Springs County Council (hereinafter referred to as the Council) is hereby authorized to undertake such works as may be necessary for the reclamation of any part of the area of land described in the Schedule hereto, being a lagoon through which the river known as L 1 River flows, for the purpose of improving the flow of the said river through the said lagoon and the drainage of the adjoining lands.

3 Works to be deemed a public work
  • All such works shall be deemed to be included within the definition of a public work within the meaning of the Public Works Act 1908; and the Council may take any parts of the said area of land as may, in the opinion of the Council, be necessary for the construction of such works.

4 Compensation for land or water taken for purposes of works
  • (1.) The owners of and all other persons having any less estate or interest in any land or water taken or used by the Council for the purposes of this Act, or damaged or injuriously affected by the construction of any works by the Council for the purposes of this Act, shall be entitled to compensation in respect thereof from the Council.

    (2.) All claims for compensation shall be made in writing to the Council within twelve months from the time when such claim arose, and no claim for compensation shall be allowed unless made within that period.

    (3.) The amount of compensation shall, unless the parties agree thereon, be ascertained in the manner provided by the Public Works Act 1908, and the provisions of that Act shall accordingly apply.

5 Land reclaimed to be deemed to be vested in Council, and Council may lease same
  • All such part or parts of the said area of land as may at any time be taken, reclaimed, or drained, or partially reclaimed or drained, shall be deemed to be vested in the Council, with power to grant leases of the same or any part thereof, at such rents, and for such terms, and on such conditions as the Council thinks fit.


ALL that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing 178 acres, more or less, being Reserve No 3706, and known as Yarr's Lagoon, Block XII, Leeston Survey District: bounded towards the north by Rural Section 10070, a road-line, Rural Section 10470, a road-line, and Rural Section 20389; towards the east by Rural Section 11388, a drain reserve, the L 1 Creek, and Rural Section 7390; towards the south-east and south by Rural Sections 4761, 6699, 7707, and the No 2 Creek; and towards the west by Rural Sections 9932, 10621, and 11102.