Federal Register of Legislation - Australian Government

Primary content

Cockatoo and Schnapper Islands Act 1949

Authoritative Version
  • - C1949A00030
  • In force - Superseded Version
  • View Series
Act No. 30 of 1949 as made
An Act to repeal the Commonwealth Shipping Act 1923 and to provide for the Control and Management of Cockatoo Island and Schnapper Island.
Administered by: Defence
Date of Assent 12 Jul 1949

COCKATOO AND SCHNAPPER ISLANDS.

 

No. 30 of 1949.

An Act to repeal the Commonwealth Shipping Act 1923 and to provide for the Control and Management of Cockatoo Island and Schnapper Island.

[Assented to 12th July, 1949.]

BE it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title.

1.  This Act may be cited as the Cockatoo and Schnapper Islands Act 1949.

Commencement.

2.  This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

Repeal.

3.  The Commonwealth Shipping Act 1923 is repealed.

Definitions.

4.  In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears—

“Cockatoo Island “means the island situated in the Harbour of Port Jackson in the State of New South Wales and known as Cockatoo Island;

“Schnapper Island” means the island situated in the Harbour of Port Jackson in the State of New South Wales and known as Schnapper Island;

the Australian Commonwealth Shipping Board” means the Australian Commonwealth Shipping Board constituted under the Commonwealth Shipping Act 1923.

Title to Cockatoo Island, &c.

5.—(1.)  All right, title and interest of the Australian Commonwealth Shipping Board in and to Cockatoo Island and Schnapper Island are, by force of this Act, transferred to and vested in the Commonwealth.

(2.)  All rights, property, assets, obligations and liabilities of the Australian Commonwealth Shipping Board (including all right, title and interest of that Board in and to all improvements, buildings, structures, erections, dockyards, machinery, tools, plant, craft, furniture and fittings on Cockatoo Island or Schnapper Island) shall, by force of this Act, be vested in or imposed on the Commonwealth, and, in any contract, agreement or other instrument (including the


 

agreement contained in the Schedule to the Cockatoo Island Dockyard Agreement Act 1933 and the lease granted in pursuance of that agreement) to which the Australian Commonwealth Shipping Board is a party, any reference to that Board shall be read as a reference to the Commonwealth.

Powers of Minister.

6.  The Minister shall have power, subject to any lease of Cockatoo Island or Schnapper Island, to control and manage those Islands and the works and establishments on those Islands.