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STATE DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS ORGANISATION ACT 1971 - SECT 161
Power as to roads
161 Power as to roads
(1) This section applies if a rearrangement of roads is required to be made
for the undertaking of works by the Coordinator-General or for the
implementation of an approved development scheme.
(2) The Coordinator-General
may, by gazette notice, do 1 or more of the following—
(a) permanently or
temporarily close all or part of an existing road;
(b) open and construct new
(c) increase the width of a road;
(d) divert a road.
Coordinator-General may also—
(a) make surveys for new roads; and
or lower the soil of a road.
(4) Before the closure of all or part of a road
takes effect, the Coordinator-General must publish, in a newspaper circulating
in the relevant local government area, a notice about the closure.
Failure to comply with subsection (4) does not invalidate the closure.
The Coordinator-General may do everything necessary to stop traffic using a
road or part of a road closed under subsection (2) (a) .
(7) If all or part
of a road is permanently closed, the land comprising the road or part of the
road may be—
(a) used for the works being undertaken by the
Coordinator-General or for the implementation of the approved development
(b) otherwise disposed of.
(8) To remove any doubt, it is
declared that this section applies—
(a) whether or not a road is a
State-controlled road under the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 ; and
whether or not the Land Act 1994 applies to a road.
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