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Contents (1979 - 13)
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Coastal Protection Act 1979 No 13
Current version for 30 November 2016 to date (accessed 26 June 2017 at 13:46)
Part 4
Part 4 Carrying out of works in the coastal zone by the Minister
54   (Repealed)
54A   Implementation of principles of ecologically sustainable development
In exercising functions under this Part, the Minister is to promote the principles of ecologically sustainable development.
55   Carrying out of certain works
(1)  Where the Minister is of the opinion that a work for the preservation, protection, maintenance, restoration or improvement of the coastal zone or any part of the coastal zone should be carried out:
(a)  the Minister in respect of a work the estimated cost of which does not exceed $1,000,000, or
(b)  the Governor in respect of a work the estimated cost of which exceeds $1,000,000,
may direct that the work be carried out under the Public Works Act 1912.
(2)  A work in respect of which a direction has been given under subsection (1) shall be deemed to be an authorised work within the meaning of the Public Works Act 1912.
(3)  For the purpose of a work in respect of which a direction has been given under subsection (1), the Minister shall be the Constructing Authority within the meaning of the Public Works Act 1912.
(4)  The provisions of the Public Works Act 1912, other than section 34, 35, 36 and 37, shall apply to and in respect of a work in respect of which a direction has been given under subsection (1).
(5)  Without prejudice to the generality of the other provisions of this section, the provisions of section 38 of the Public Works Act 1912, shall apply to or in respect of a contract for the carrying out of a work in respect of which a direction has been given under subsection (1).
(6)  In applying the provisions of section 98 of the Public Works Act 1912, the Minister shall not be required, notwithstanding those provisions, to obtain the approval of the Governor to lease lands referred to in that section and which are within the coastal zone where the lease of those lands is for a term not exceeding 3 years without option of renewal.
(7)  Nothing in this section authorises the Minister or the Governor to direct a specified person to carry out specified work.