The Dunedin City Council (hereinafter called 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 catchment or gathering area of the streams referred to in the aforesaid Proclamation of 22 November 1882, 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 water-course along the route of such water-main, water-race, aqueduct, or other work:
provided that before the Council shall exercise any of the powers authorised by this section the following conditions shall be complied with:
(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 1 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:
(e) if the Council decides to proceed with the work, either with or without alteration, it shall give notice in writing of its decision to any person who made objection to the work, and if any such person is dissatisfied with the decision of the Council he may within 14 days of receiving notice of the decision appeal to the Minister of Works whose decision shall be final:
(f) in the case of lands held for any public purpose within the meaning of section 2 of the Public Reserves, Domains, and National Parks Act 1928, the consent of the controlling authority shall be obtained by the Council, but such consent shall not be unreasonably or arbitrarily withheld.