Harbours Act, 1946

Notice of proposal to make harbour works order other than provisional harbour works order.

136.—(1) Whenever the Minister proposes to make a harbour works order other than a provisional harbour works order—

(a) the harbour authority to whom the proposed order relates shall publish, at such time or times and in such manner as the Minister directs, such notice as the Minister directs of the nature of the proposed order,

(b) such notice shall contain an intimation that objections and representations in relation to the order may be furnished in writing to the Minister during a specified period, and

(c) in making the order, the Minister shall have regard to the objections and representations (if any) furnished as aforesaid.

(2) The expenses incurred by a harbour authority in the publication in pursuance of this section of a notice shall be borne by the harbour authority.

(3) Whenever a harbour authority refuse or fail to publish a notice directed by the Minister to be published by them under this section, the Minister may, without prejudice to any other proceedings against the harbour authority, himself publish the notice and all expenses incurred by him in so doing shall be borne by the harbour authority and shall be recoverable by the Minister from the harbour authority as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.