Local Government Act, 1946

Contribution to expenses.

53.—(1) The bridge order may contain a provision requiring a contribution towards either or both of the following, that is to say :

(a) the expenses of the work (including the expenses of the preparation of the preliminary report and the making of the investigations referred to in section 46 of this Act),

(b) the expenses to be incurred in relation to the bridge at any time after the execution of the work,

to be made to the road authority incurring such expenses by any other road authority.

(2) A contribution required under subsection (1) of this section may be stated in the bridge order as a fixed sum or by reference to a named proportion of the expenses in question and may be specified as being payable in one sum or by instalments.

(3) The Minister may by order vary a contribution required under subsection (1) of this section.

(4) Where a contribution or an instalment of a contribution is required under subsection (1) of this section to be made to a road authority by another road authority, the first-mentioned authority may recover the contribution or instalment from such other authority as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.