Reserves and other Lands Disposal Act 1944

16 Authorising the Waihi Borough Council to acquire certain land at Waihi Beach, and making special provision with respect to such land
  • Whereas by a Proclamation published in the Gazette of 18 March 1920 the land described in the Schedule thereto was taken for the purposes of a public recreation and pleasure ground and vested in the Corporation of the Borough of Waihi:

    And whereas the said land is commonly known and described as the Waihi Beach Reserve:

    And whereas under the provisions of section 17 of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1922, and section 18 of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal Act 1938, certain portions of the said land have been set aside for leasing as building sites, and certain other portions have been set apart for the purposes of public recreation and pleasure grounds:

    And whereas it is desired to acquire an adjoining area of approximately 34 acres as an addition to the said Waihi Beach Reserve:

    And whereas the purchase price of the said 34 acres is expected to amount to the sum of 3,200 pounds or thereabouts, and it is expedient that the Waihi Borough Council should be authorised to raise a loan without a poll to meet the cost of acquisition, and the costs of roading, surveying, and generally developing the land:

    And whereas it is also expedient that provision be made as hereinafter appearing for the leasing of portion or portions of the said land as building sites, for the setting apart of other portions thereof as public recreation and pleasure grounds, and generally for the administration and use of the said land:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Waihi Borough Council is hereby authorised to take, purchase, or otherwise acquire the land hereinafter described, and such authority shall extend and apply so as to authorise, if necessary, the acquisition of a slightly greater area than 34 acres.

    (2) For the purpose of acquiring such land, and to meet the costs of surveying, roading, and generally developing the same, the said Council is hereby further authorised to raise a special loan under the Local Bodies' Loans Act 1926, by special order, and without taking the steps prescribed by sections 9 to 13 of that Act.

    (3) On the acquisition of the said land the Council may, subject to the approval of the Minister of Lands, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Municipal Corporations Act 1933, set aside such portions of the said land as it thinks fit and let the same as building sites by way of leases to be offered and issued in accordance with the provisions of subsection (2) of section 18 of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal Act 1938.

    (4) The Governor-General may by Order in Council declare any portion or portions of the said land to be set apart for the purposes of public recreation and pleasure grounds to be held, administered, and controlled by the Waihi Borough Council for such purposes in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Corporations Act 1933.

    (5) The land to which the foregoing provisions of this section relate may be described as follows:

    All that area in Block III, Waihi North Survey District, Auckland Land District, containing 34 acres, more or less, situated west of and contiguous to the Waihi Beach Reserve, and being part of the land comprised in certificate of title, Volume 613, folio 181, Auckland Registry.