Local Government Act 1993 No 30
59 Vesting of works
(1) The Minister for Land and Water Conservation may, by notice published in the Gazette, do either or both of the following:
(a) declare that land acquired for the purposes of any such works, or any part of the works, is vested in the council or councils,
(b) declare that all right, title and interest of the Minister in any such works, or part of the works, are vested in the council or councils.
(2) The notice has effect according to its tenor from the date the notice is published in the Gazette.
(3) If, on the date on which a notice under this section is published in the Gazette, the council or councils concerned have not made all payments to the Minister that may finally be required to be made in respect of the cost of the acquisition of the land and of constructing the works, or part of the works (whether or not that cost has been finally determined), the council or councils concerned continue to be liable to make those payments.