Dunedin Waterworks Extension Act 1930

Dunedin Waterworks Extension Act 1930

Local Act1930 No 7
Date of assent29 September 1930

An Act to enable the Dunedin City Council to take, divert, impound, collect, use, convey, and appropriate for the Purpose and as Part of the Waterworks for the Time being of the City of Dunedin, the Waters known as the Deep Stream and Deep Creek and all and every the Tributaries thereof.

  • Preamble

    WHEREAS it is expedient to enable the Dunedin City Council to take, divert, impound, collect, use, and convey the waters of the streams called Deep Stream and Deep Creek, and all and every the tributaries thereof, for the purpose of increasing the supply of water for the use of the inhabitants of the said city; and for that purpose to empower the said Council to extend and lay mains and pipes from its present waterworks to connect with the waters of the said streams:

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
  • This Act may be cited as the Dunedin Waterworks Extension Act 1930.

2 Power to take waters of Deep Stream and Deep Creek
  • The Dunedin City Council (hereinafter called the Council) is hereby empowered to take, divert, impound, collect, use, convey, and appropriate for the purpose and as part of the waterworks for the time being of the said city the waters of Deep Stream, Deep Creek, and all and every the tributaries thereof, the catchment or gathering area of such streams being shown approximately on the plan marked PWD 79489, deposited in the office of the Public Works Department at Wellington.

3 Power to construct works on private lands, reserves, roads, and streets
  • The Council is hereby empowered from time to time upon or under any private land, reserve, road, street, or public place, to sink wells or shafts, to provide, construct, procure, or alter such reservoirs, dams, weirs, aqueducts, tanks, drains, pipes, culverts, bridges, buildings, machinery, and other works and appliances as the said Council shall think proper for the purpose of giving effect to this Act, and, in particular, may lay water-mains of such size and of such material, or construct water-races, aqueducts, or other works as the Council may think fit for the purpose of conveying water from the said catchment or gathering area to the City of Dunedin, and may with any such water-main cross and recross any railway, stream, or river, and may discharge water from any overflow pipe or other appliance into any natural watercourse along the route of such water-main, water-race, aqueduct, or other work:

    Provided that before the Council shall exercise any of the powers authorized by this section the following conditions shall be complied with:—

    • (a) A plan and description of any work proposed to be done shall be deposited for public inspection at some place within the city.

    • (b) The Council shall give notice in writing to the occupier and owner of any private lands, and the local authority having the control of any road, street, or public place, upon which the proposed work would be situate of its intention to construct the proposed works, and shall refer in such notice to such plan and description and state where the same are open for public inspection. Such notice may be given by serving the same personally upon or by leaving the same at the last known place of business or abode of the occupier and owner or local authority respectively, and, if the place of business or abode of any occupier or owner be not known, by publishing the same twice in some newspaper circulating in the said city.

    • (c) If within one month after such notice the said occupier or owner in the case of private lands or the local authority in respect of any road, street, or public place serves on the Council a written objection to the proposed work, the Council shall appoint a day for hearing such objection 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, and after considering all such objections, determine to abandon the proposed work or to proceed therewith with or without such alterations as the Council may determine.

4 Provisions of Municipal Corporations Act 1920, to apply to extended powers conferred by this Act
  • The powers conferred by this Act are additional to those conferred by the Municipal Corporations Act 1920, and the provisions of that Act shall, so far as the same are applicable, apply to the exercise by the Council of the powers hereby conferred as if the powers hereby conferred had been conferred by that Act.