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Act No. 52 of 1969 as made
An Act to grant Financial Assistance to the State of South Australia in connexion with the construction of a Pipeline from Tailem Bend to Keith and of certain associated works.
Date of Assent 14 Jun 1969
Date of repeal 12 Jun 1981
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1981

South Australia Grant (Tailem Bend to Keith Pipeline)

No. 52 of 1969

An Act to grant Financial Assistance to the State of South Australia in connexion with the construction of a Pipeline from Tailem Bend to Keith and of certain associated works.

[Assented to 14 June 1969]

BE it enacted by the Queen’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 South Australia Grant (Tailem Bend to Keith Pipeline) Act 1969.

Commencement.

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

Definition.

3.  In this Act, “the State” means the State of South Australia.

Grant of financial assistance.

4.(1.)  Subject to this Act, there are payable to the State, by way of financial assistance, amounts equal to two-thirds of the amounts expended by the State on or after the twenty-sixth day of February, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine, in carrying out the works, and doing the other things, referred to in the Schedule to this Act.

(2.)  The amounts paid to the State under this Act shall not exceed, in the aggregate, Six million dollars.

Power of Minister to vary description of work.

5.  Where the State so requests, the Minister may from time to time, by instrument in writing, direct that this Act have effect in relation to a work referred to in the Schedule to this Act as if the description in that Schedule of that work were varied in such manner as is specified in the instrument.

Provision relating to carrying out of works.

6.  The State is not entitled to financial assistance under this Act in relation to expenditure by the State, whether incurred before or after the commencement of this Act, in carrying out a particular work—

(a) where the Minister has requested the State to furnish information in relation to the design or construction of the work—unless the State has duly furnished that information;

(b) unless the Minister is satisfied that the design and construction of the work are in accordance with the purposes for which the work was proposed by the State; and


 

(c) where the expenditure was incurred under a contract (being a contract entered into after the commencement of this Act) providing for the expenditure of more than Five hundred thousand dollars—unless the contract was entered into with the approval of the Minister.

Information to be furnished by State in relation to expenditure.

7.  The State is not entitled to financial assistance under this Act in relation to particular expenditure by the State unless the State has furnished to the Treasurer—

(a) a statement in respect of that expenditure in accordance with a form approved by the Treasurer, accompanied by a certificate of the Auditor-General of the State certifying that the expenditure shown in the statement was incurred in carrying out works, or doing other things, referred to in the Schedule to this Act; and

(b) such further information, if any, as the Treasurer requires in respect of that expenditure.

Advances.

8.  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.

9.  Payment to the State under this Act of any amount (including an advance) is 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 4 of this Act.

Appropriation.

10. Amounts payable to the State under this Act are payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly.

 

THE SCHEDULE                                              Section 4.

MATTERS IN RESPECT OF WHICH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS GRANTED

1.  The construction of such works as are required to complete the pipeline to carry water from Tailem Bend to Keith, including the building or the completion of the building of pumping stations at Tailem Bend, Coomandook and Tintinara and of concrete storage tanks at or near Binnie Lookout, Coomandook and Keith.

2.  The construction of branch mains to carry water from the pipeline referred to in the last preceding paragraph for supply to rural holdings and settlements in any of the following Hundreds in the State:—

Archibald

Coombe

Kirkpatrick

Malcolm

Santo

Bonney

Field

Laffer

Messent

Seymour

Colebatch

Glyde

Lewis

Pendleton

Sherlock

Coneybeer

Hooper

Livingston

Richards

Stirling

Coolinong

Jeffries

McNamara

Roby

Strawbridge


 

The Schedule—continued

3.  The construction of works for water reticulation in the towns of Tintinara and Keith.

4.  The carrying out of works incidental to any of the works referred to in the preceding paragraphs of this Schedule.

5.  The acquisition of land required for the carrying out of any of the works referred to in the preceding paragraphs of this Schedule and the payment of compensation for land affected by any of those works.