Otago Harbour Board Vesting, Reclamation, and Empowering Act 1981

  • This version was replaced on 29 September 2016 to make a correction to the Preamble under section 25(1)(j)(ii) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Preamble

Whereas interest has been expressed in developing and using, for the purposes of an aluminium smelter and certain other works, certain land situated at Aramoana: And whereas it will be desirable, if the construction of an aluminium smelter at Aramoana is approved, to reclaim from the waters of the Otago Harbour certain land at Aramoana: And whereas part of the land in respect of which reclamation will so be desirable is vested in the Otago Harbour Board by the Otago Harbour Board Indemnity and Lands Vesting Act 1888 and another part of that land is vested in that Board by the Otago Harbour Board Lands Vesting Act 1910: And whereas the remainder of the land in respect of which reclamation will so be desirable is a piece of Crown land with an area of 1.6 hectares: And whereas it is desirable that provision be made for the vesting in the Otago Harbour Board of that piece of Crown land: And whereas it is desirable that the proposal to construct an aluminium smelter at Aramoana should be considered both in relation to the land proposed to be reclaimed and in relation to certain other land which is adjacent thereto and which is vested in the Otago Harbour Board: And whereas the aluminium smelter, if it is constructed, will be constructed in part on the land proposed to be reclaimed and in part on other land which is adjacent thereto and which is vested in the Otago Harbour Board: And whereas it is desirable that powers in relation to development, subdivision, resubdivision, and leasing be conferred both in respect of the land to be reclaimed and in respect of certain land adjacent thereto and vested in the Otago Harbour Board: And whereas it is desirable that the conferring of those powers should be contingent on the construction of an aluminium smelter at Aramoana being approved or on the reclamation being carried out or on both.