The Council is hereby empowered from time to time, upon or under any land, reserve, road, street, or public place, to sink wells or shafts, and to provide, construct, procure, or alter such reservoirs, dams, weirs, aqueducts, tanks, drains, pipes, culverts, bridges, buildings, machinery, settling tanks, treatment plant, pumping stations, and other works and appliances as the said Council thinks proper for the purpose of giving effect to this Act; and, in particular, the Council may lay water mains of such size and of such material, or construct water races, aqueducts, or other works as it thinks fit for the purpose of conveying water from the said point of intake to the Borough of Mosgiel, and may, subject to the provisions of sections 55 and 56 of the Government Railways Act 1949, with any such water main cross and recross any railway, stream, or river, and may, subject to the provisions of section 5, discharge water from any overflow pipe or other appliance into any natural watercourse along the route of any such water main, water race, aqueduct, or other work, and discharge into the said river effluent from any settling tank or other work hereby authorised to be constructed:
provided that before the Council exercises 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 lands, and the local authority having the control of any road, street, or public place, upon which the proposed work would be situate, and to the Otago Catchment Board, of its intention to construct the proposed works, and shall refer in the notice to the plan and description and state where the same are open for public inspection. The 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 borough:
(c) if within 1 month after the date of the giving of the notice the said occupier or owner in the case of lands or the local authority in respect of any road, street, or public place, or the Otago Catchment Board, serves on the Council a written objection to the proposed work, the Council shall appoint a day for hearing the 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 the person making the 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 every 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:
provided also that the exercise by the Council on any public reserve within the meaning of the Reserves Act 1977 of any of the powers authorised by this section shall be subject to the consent of the Minister of Lands first had and obtained.