(1) A board or any person authorised by it may enter any land within or outside its district for the purpose of making inspections or surveys, constructing, maintaining and effecting extensions and alterations to the works, and for any other purpose in the exercise of its powers and duties, notwithstanding that no easement or right to enter or use such land may have been granted or acquired.(2) The board shall make full compensation for damage occasioned to any land in the exercise of its powers and duties under this Act.
Any claim for compensation shall be lodged with the board not later than six months after the date upon which the owner of the land becomes aware that such damage was occasioned.
Failing agreement as to the amount of compensation to be paid, the board or any person interested in the subject-matter of any claim for compensation may refer the claim to the local land board which shall consider such claim.
The decision of the local land board shall be final.(3) For the purposes of this section land includes street or road.