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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 roads;
(c) increase the width of a road;
(d) divert a road.
(3) The Coordinator-General may also—
(a) make surveys for new roads; and
(b) raise 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.
(5) Failure to comply with subsection (4) does not invalidate the closure.
(6) 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 scheme; or
(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
(b) whether or not the Land Act 1994 applies to a road.

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