Wellington City Empowering Act 1925

Wellington City Empowering Act 1925

Local Act1925 No 1
Date of assent29 September 1925

An Act to authorize the Wellington City Council to construct Water-mains under Private Lands or Buildings.

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 Wellington City Empowering Act 1925.

2 Power to construct water-mains under private lands or buildings
  • (1) The Wellington City Council may within the City of Wellington cause to be constructed, of such dimensions and of such materials as it thinks fit, upon or under any private lands, or under any buildings, such water-mains as the Council thinks needful for the supply of water in the city, subject to the conditions hereinafter stated.

    (2) Before the Council constructs any water-mains upon or under any private lands the following conditions shall be complied with:—

    • (a) A plan and description of each water-main showing how it affects any such lands shall be deposited for public inspection at some place within the city.

    • (b) The Council shall give notice in writing to the occupier of such lands, and also to the owner, of the intention to construct such water-main, and shall refer in such notice to such plan and description and state where the same are on view.

    • (c) If within one month after such notice given the said occupier or owner serves on the Council a written objection to the proposed work the Council shall appoint a day for hearing such objections, and shall give notice of the same to the objector.

    • (d) The Council shall hold a meeting on the day so appointed, and may, after hearing any person making such objection, if present, determine to abandon the work proposed, or to proceed therewith, with or without such alterations as the Council thinks fit.

3 Local Government Act 1974, to apply
  • The powers hereby conferred are additional to those conferred by the Local Government Act 1974, and the provisions of that Act shall, so far as the same are applicable, apply to the exercise by the Wellington City Council of the powers hereby conferred as if the powers hereby conferred had been conferred by that Act.

    The Municipal Corporations Act 1933 was substituted, as from 20 December 1933, for the Municipal Corporations Act 1920 pursuant to section 393(1) Municipal Corporations Act 1933 (1933 No 30).

    The Municipal Corporations Act 1954 was in turn substituted, as from 1 October 1954, for the Municipal Corporations Act 1933 pursuant to section 413 Municipal Corporations Act 1954 (1954 No 76).

    The Local Government Act 1974 was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1980, for the Municipal Corporations Act 1954 pursuant to section 9(1) Local Government Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 59).