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Roads Acts Amendment Act (No. 2) 1976

Authoritative Version
  • - C2004A01603
  • No longer in force
Act No. 173 of 1976 as made
An Act relating to Financial Assistance to the States in relation to Roads.
Administered by: Infrastructure and Transport
Date of Assent 13 Dec 1976
Date of repeal 25 Mar 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Act 2015

ROADS ACTS AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1976

No. 173 of 1976

An Act relating to Financial Assistance to the States in relation to Roads.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:

PART I—PRELIMINARY

Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the Roads Acts Amendment Act (No. 2) 1976.

Commencement

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

PART II—AMENDMENTS OF THE NATIONAL ROADS ACT 1974

Citation.

3. The National Roads Act 1974 is in this Part referred to as the Principal Act.

Grants of financial assistance to States.

4. Section 7 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting sub-section (3) and substituting the following sub-section:

“(3) The sum of the amounts paid under this section to a State in respect of expenditure during a year to which this Act applies, in relation to the maintenance of national highways, shall not exceed the amount, or the sum of the amounts, specified opposite to the name of that State, in relation to that year, in Schedules 2, 5 and 7.”.

Variations of amounts specified in Schedules.

5. Section 11 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting in paragraph (b) of sub-section (1), after the words “Schedules 2 and 5”, the words “, Schedules 2 and 7”.

Schedule 7.

6. The Principal Act is amended by adding after Schedule 6 the following Schedule:

 

SCHEDULE 7                                              Section 7(3)

ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF GRANT IN RESPECT OF MAINTENANCE OF NATIONAL HIGHWAYS

State

Year commencing 1 July 1976

 

$

Queensland.................................................................................................................

2,000,000

PART III—AMENDMENTS OF THE ROADS GRANTS ACT 1974

Citation.

7. The Roads Grants Act 1974 is in this Part referred to as the Principal Act.


 

Grants for which financial assistance may be granted.

8. Section 6 of the Principal Act is amended

(a) by omitting sub-sections (2) and (3) and substituting the following sub-sections:

“(2) A State shall, out of moneys paid to it under section 5 in respect of a year, expend during that year on the construction of rural arterial roads, in accordance with the approved program of projects for that year or for a part of that year, an amount equal to the amount that is applicable, or to the sum of the amounts that are applicable, to the State in respect of that year in accordance with Schedules 2, 9 and 14, less any amounts expended in that year on the construction of developmental roads in accordance with an approved program of projects for that year or for a part of that year.

“(3) A State shall, out of moneys paid to it under section 5 in respect of a year, expend during that year on the construction and maintenance of rural local roads, in accordance with an approved program for that year, an amount equal to the amount that is applicable, or to the sum of the amounts that are applicable, to the State in respect of that year in accordance with Schedules 3, 10 and 15.”;

(b) by omitting sub-section (5) and substituting the following sub-section:

“(5) A State shall, out of moneys paid to it under section 5 in respect of a year, expend during that year on the construction of urban arterial roads, in accordance with the approved program of projects for that year or for a part of that year, an amount equal to the amount that is applicable, or to the sum of the amounts that are applicable, to the State in respect of that year in accordance with Schedules 5, 12 and 16.”; and

(c) by omitting sub-section (8) and substituting the following sub-section:

“(8) A State shall, out of moneys paid to it under section 5 in respect of a year, expend during that year on the construction of developmental roads, in accordance with the approved program for that year or for a part of that year, an amount determined by the Minister in relation to that program, being an amount not greater than 10 per cent of the amount that is applicable, or of the sum of the amounts that are applicable, to the State in respect of that year in accordance with Schedules 2, 9 and 14.”.

Variation of amounts specified in Schedules.

9. Section 8 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) the words “Schedules 3 and 10, Schedules 4 and 11, Schedules 5 and 12” and substituting the words “Schedules 2 and 14, Schedules 3 and 10, Schedules 3 and 15, Schedules 4 and 11, Schedules 5 and 12, Schedules 5 and 16”.

Schedule 1.

10. Schedule 1 to the Principal Act is amended by omitting the column headed “Year commencing 1 July 1976” and substituting the following column:

Year Commencing 1 July 1976

$

78,100,000

60,300,000

55,100,000

18,800,000

41,800,000

10,400,000

264,500,000

 


 

Schedule 8.

11. Schedule 8 to the Principal Act is amended by omitting the column headed “Year commencing 1 July 1976” and substituting the following column:

Year commencing 1 July 1976

$

135,800,000

113,600,000

53,500,000

34,200,000

36,600,000

11,300,000

New Schedules.

12. The Principal Act is amended by adding after Schedule 13 the following Schedules:

SCHEDULE 14                                       Sections 6(2) and (8)

ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS OF GRANTS TO BE EXPENDED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF RURAL ARTERIAL ROADS AND DEVELOPMENTAL ROADS

State

Year commencing 1 July 1976

 

$

New South Wales..........................................................................................................

6,630,000

Victoria.........................................................................................................................

1,500,000

Queensland...................................................................................................................

2,100,000

South Australia..............................................................................................................

1,200,000

Western Australia..........................................................................................................

1,700,000

Tasmania.......................................................................................................................

700,000

 

13,830,000

SCHEDULE 15                                            Section 6(3)

ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS OF GRANTS TO BE EXPENDED ON THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF RURAL LOCAL ROADS

State

Year commencing 1 July 1976

 

$

New South Wales.......................................................................................................

4,670,000

Victoria.......................................................................................................................

6,000,000

Queensland.................................................................................................................

1,800,000

South Australia...........................................................................................................

1,000,000

Western Australia.......................................................................................................

1,900,000

Tasmania....................................................................................................................

1,000,000

 

16,370,000

 


 

SCHEDULE 16                                            Section 6(5)

ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS OF GRANTS TO BE EXPENDED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF URBAN ARTERIAL ROADS

State

Year commencing 1 July 1976

 

$

Queensland.................................................................................................................

1,600,000

South Australia...........................................................................................................

1,000,000

Western Australia.......................................................................................................

1,000,000

 

3,600,000