205 Reclamation And Drainage

AuthorRalph Hone




OF SWAMPY AREAS. 43 of 1964.

[18th January 1937.] 1. This Act may be cited as The Reclamation and Short title.

Drainage Act.

2. In this Act, unless' the context otherwise Interpretation.

requires'reclamation area' means an area declared to be a reclamation area under section 3 of this Act;

'reclamation officer' means any person appointed by the Governor as a reclamation officer for the purposes of this Act;

'reclamation work' means grading, paving, clearing, filling in, drainage or any similar work having for its object the removal or abatement of any swamp or area of similar nature which is a breeding place or harbourage for insects or which is otherwise insanitary and injurious to health or comfort;

'owner' means the person who is for the time 4 of 1938, s. 2.

being receiving, or who if the land were let at a rack-rent would receive, the rack-rent of the land:

Provided that, if in any case the person who by virtue of the foregoing definition would be the owner of the land is a person himself liable to pay a rack-rent in respect of the land to a superior landlord, that superior landlord and not the person aforesaid shall be deemed to be the owner of the land for the purpose of this Act;

For the purposes of this definition'rack-rent' means rent which is not less than twothirds of the full net annual value of the land out of which the rent arises and the full net Application of Act.

Power by notice to require an owner to perform reclamation work.

Power to perform reclamation work upon the neglect or refusal of owner.

annual value shall be taken to be the rent at which the land might reasonably be expected to let from year to year, free from all tenant's rates and taxes (if any), and deducting therefrom the probable annual cost necessary to maintain the same in a state to command such rent;

'property' means land within a reclamation area which is the subject matter of ownership by an owner as herein defined.

3. It shall be lawful for the Governor by Order to declare any area within the Colony to be a reclamation area for the purposes of this Act.

4. Upon the declaration of an area to be a reclamation area it shall be lawful to require an owner by notice addressed to such owner to perform, within a period to be specified in such notice, or such extended period as the Governor may allow, reclamation work upon his property in accordance with the...

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