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Contents (1993 - 30)
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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 5 December 2019 to date (accessed 28 January 2020 at 21:18)
Chapter 1
Chapter 1 Preliminary
1   Name of Act
This Act may be cited as the Local Government Act 1993.
2   Commencement
This Act commences on a day or days to be appointed by proclamation.
3   Definitions
Expressions used in this Act (or in a particular provision of this Act) which are defined in the dictionary at the end of this Act have the meanings set out in the dictionary.
4   Does this Act bind the Crown?
This Act binds the Crown in right of New South Wales and, in so far as the legislative power of Parliament permits, the Crown in all its other capacities, except to the extent to which this Act otherwise provides.
 Particular provisions relating to the Crown are found in the following sections—
  sections 72–74—concerning determination of Crown applications for approvals
  section 111—concerning revocation or modification of approvals given to the Crown
  section 126—concerning the giving of orders affecting Crown land (including Crown managed land) and commons
  sections 555 and 561—concerning rates and charges on land owned by the Crown
  section 560—concerning the liability to pay rates in respect of land owned by the Crown
  section 611—concerning the imposition of an annual charge for certain things on, under or over public places
  section 708—service of notices on the Crown
  section 714—prohibition on sale of Crown lands for unpaid rates and charges
5   To what parts of the State does this Act apply?
This Act applies to those parts of the State that are constituted as areas for the purposes of this Act, except as provided by or under this Act.
 This Act does not apply to the whole of New South Wales. Some parts of the State do not come within a local government area. For example, parts of the Western Division of the State (to which the Crown Land Management Act 2016 applies) and Lord Howe Island (to which the Lord Howe Island Act 1953 applies) are not subject to this Act.
Some local government areas or parts may not be subject to this Act (or to all of its provisions) because of special statutory exceptions. Other exceptions may be provided by regulations made under this Act.
6   Notes in the text
Notes, charts and diagrams are explanatory notes and do not form part of this Act. They are provided to assist understanding.