City of Dunedin Gasworks Act 1874

City of Dunedin Gasworks Act 1874

Public Act1874 No 44
Date of assent31 August 1874

An Act to enable the Corporation of the City of Dunedin to acquire construct and maintain the necessary Land, Plant, Premises and Works for supplying the Inhabitants of the said City and its Suburbs and other places with Gas.

  • Preamble

    WHEREAS by an Act of the General Assembly, the Short Title whereof is The City of Dunedin Borrowing Act 1871, power is given to the Corporation of the City of Dunedin to construct gasworks, or to purchase and hold certain gasworks therein mentioned, and also to purchase and hold certain waterworks therein mentioned; and by the now reciting Act power was given to the Corporation of the said city to borrow and raise in the manner therein provided any sum or sums not exceeding in the whole two hundred thousand dollars, to be expended as by the said Act is provided: And whereas by another Act of the General Assembly, the Short Title whereof is The Dunedin Gas and Waterworks Loan Act 1872, it is, among other things, enacted that the moneys authorized to be borrowed under The City of Dunedin Borrowing Act 1871, should be limited to a sum of sixty thousand dollars, and that all moneys so borrowed should be expended solely for the purchase or construction of gasworks for the supply of the City of Dunedin with gas: And whereas it is expedient that better provision should be made for enabling the Corporation of the City of Dunedin to raise money for the purpose of purchasing or constructing gasworks, as hereinafter mentioned:

    The expressions two hundred thousand dollars and sixty thousand dollars were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expressions one hundred thousand pounds and thirty thousand pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

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
  • The Short Title of this Act shall be The City of Dunedin Gasworks Act 1874.

2 200,000 may be raised for the purchase, etc, of gasworks
  • Notwithstanding anything contained in the third section of The Dunedin Gas and Waterworks Loan Act 1872, the amount authorized to be borrowed and raised under The City of Dunedin Borrowing Act 1871, shall be and the same is hereby extended to two hundred thousand dollars, inclusive of the sum of sixty thousand dollars in the said third section mentioned.

    The expressions two hundred thousand dollars and sixty thousand dollars were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expressions one hundred thousand pounds and thirty thousand pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

3 Application of moneys hereby authorized to be raised
  • The moneys hereby authorized to be raised shall be applied in the purchase acquisition construction and maintenance of gasworks, and the necessary land plant premises and works, for the supply of the City of Dunedin and its suburbs with gas, in the manner provided by The City of Dunedin Borrowing Act 1871; and all the provisions of the said Act with respect to the borrowing and raising of moneys for the purpose of purchasing or constructing gasworks, and the security to be given for the same, and all other the provisions of the said Act, so far as the same relate to gasworks, shall extend and apply to this Act, and shall be read and construed therewith.