Singapore Land Authority Act

(Original Enactment: Act 17 of 2001)

(31st July 2002)
An Act to establish and incorporate the Singapore Land Authority, to provide for its functions and powers, and for matters connected therewith.
[1st June 2001]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Singapore Land Authority Act.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Authority” means the Singapore Land Authority established under section 3;
“Chairman” means the Chairman of the Authority and includes any temporary Chairman of the Authority;
“Chief Executive” means the Chief Executive of the Authority appointed under section 11 and includes any person acting in that capacity;
“debenture” includes debenture stock;
“Deputy Chairman” means the Deputy Chairman of the Authority and includes any temporary Deputy Chairman of the Authority;
“land” includes foreshores and any interest in land;
“member” means any member of the Authority;
“public authority” means any board, body or authority established by or under any written law to perform or discharge any public function;
“securities”, in relation to a company, includes shares, debentures, bonds and other securities of the company, whether or not constituting a charge on the assets of the company;
“shares” includes stock;
“State land” means all land in Singapore except —
(a)land lawfully granted, or contracted to be granted, in fees simple or in estate in perpetuity by or on behalf of the Government;
(b)land subject to any agreement, lease or licence lawfully granted by or on behalf of the Government; and
(c)land dedicated as national parks or nature reserves,
and includes any land which, having been granted or held under any agreement, lease or licence, has been lawfully surrendered or resumed or compulsorily acquired, and any land which, having been lawfully held by any person for any estate or interest, has been or are lawfully forfeited to, or by any means have reverted or revert to the Government;
“State title” includes any grant in fee simple or estate in perpetuity, any State lease (of whatever tenure) and any temporary occupation licence.