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Act No. 83 of 1962 as made
An Act to grant Financial Assistance to the State of Western Australia for Works in connexion with certain Roads to be used for the transport of Beef Cattle.
Date of Assent 12 Dec 1962
Date of repeal 31 Dec 1973
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1973

WESTERN AUSTRALIA GRANT (BEEF CATTLE ROADS).

 

No. 83 of 1962.

An Act to grant Financial Assistance to the State of Western Australia for Works in connexion with certain Roads to be used for the transport of Beef Cattle.

[Assented to 12th December, 1962.]

BE it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the purpose of appropriating the grant originated in the House of Representatives, as follows:—

Short title.

1.  This Act may be cited as the Western Australia Grant (Beef Cattle Roads) Act 1962.

Commencement.

2.  This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

Definitions.

3.—    In this Act—

“the northern part of the State” means that part of the State that is north of the twentieth parallel of south latitude;

“the State” means the State of Western Australia.

Years to which Act applies.

4.  This Act applies to the year ending on the thirtieth day of June, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-three, and to each of the next three succeeding years.


 

Approval of works.

5.  For the purposes of this Act, the State may, before or during a year to which this Act applies, request the Commonwealth to approve, in relation to that year, specified works in connexion with roads in the northern part of the State to be used for the transport of beef cattle, and the Treasurer may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, approve any such work in relation to that year.

Grant of financial assistance.

6.—(1.)     Subject to this Act, there are payable to the State, for the purpose of financial assistance, amounts equal to the amounts expended by the State in a year to which this Act applies on works approved under the last preceding section in relation to that year, including amounts so expended before the giving of the approval.

(2.)  The amounts payable to the State under this Act in respect of expenditure by the State in a year to which this Act applies shall not exceed, in the aggregate—

(a) in the case of the year ending on the thirtieth day of June, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-three— Seven hundred thousand pounds; and

(b) in the case of any other year—Seven hundred and fifty thousand pounds.

(3.)  The amounts payable to the State under this Act shall not exceed, in the aggregate, one-half of the total of the amounts expended by the State in the years to which this Act applies on all works in connexion with roads in the northern part of the State.

Standards of design and construction.

7.  The Treasurer may, for the purposes of this Act, approve standards of design or construction for any work approved under section five of this Act and if, after standards so approved have been notified to the State, expenditure is incurred by the State in carrying out that work otherwise than in accordance with those standards, the Treasurer may direct that payments under this Act shall not be made in respect of that expenditure.

Statements of expenditure.

8.—(1.)     The State is not entitled to a payment under this Act in respect of any expenditure by the State unless the State furnishes to the Treasurer, as soon as practicable after the end of the half-yearly period in which the expenditure was made—

(a) a statement, in accordance with a form approved by the Treasurer, giving particulars of the expenditure;

(b) a certificate by the Auditor-General of the State that the particulars shown in the statement are correct; and


 

(c) such other relevant information as the Treasurer requests.

(2.)  In the last preceding sub-section, “half-yearly period” means a period of six months ending on the thirty-first day of December or the thirtieth day of June.

Certain expenditure not to be taken into account for purposes of Commonwealth Aid Roads Act.

9.  Amounts expended by the State in a year to which this Act applies on works approved under section five of this Act in relation to the year shall not, except to the extent to which those amounts exceed the amount specified in relation to that year in sub-section (2.) of section six of this Act, be taken into account for the purposes of section six of the Commonwealth Aid Roads Act 1959.

Advances.

10.   The Treasurer may, at such times as he thinks fit, make advances of such amounts as he thinks fit to the State on account of an amount that may become payable under this Act to the State.

Overpayments.

11.   Payment to the State under this Act of any amount (including an advance) shall be subject to the condition that the State will repay to the Commonwealth, on demand by the Treasurer, the amount by which, at the time of the demand, the total of the amounts (including advances) paid to the State under this Act exceeds the total of the amounts that have become payable to the State under section six of this Act.

Appropriation

12.   Payments under this Act shall be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly.