Foreshores (Amendment) Bill

Bill No. 18/1974

Read the first time on 28th August 1974.
An Act to amend the Foreshores Act (Chapter 270 of the Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Foreshores (Amendment) Act, 1974 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Amendment of section 3
2.  Subsection (6) of section 3 of the Foreshores Act is hereby amended by inserting immediately after the word “Authority” appearing at the end thereof the expression “or any other statutory body as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint”.
Repeal and re-enactment of section 4
3.  Section 4 of the Foreshores Act is hereby repealed and the following substituted therefor: —
Authority for the Government to construct works and to reclaim the foreshore or sea-bed
4.—(1)  The Government may —
(a)construct quays, wharves, jetties or other public works along or out from the foreshore of Singapore or in the sea-bed adjacent thereto;
(b)dredge the sea-bed; and
(c)erect buildings upon any areas of land reclaimed from the sea in accordance with subsection (2).
(2)  The Government may, subject to the approval of Parliament, reclaim any part of the foreshore or sea-bed of Singapore:
Provided that where the part of foreshore or sea-bed to be reclaimed does not exceed twenty acres or, if the whole of such part is within port limits, ten acres, the approval of Parliament shall not be required and the Minister may authorise such reclamation.”.
Amendment of section 9
4.  Section 9 of the Foreshores Act is hereby amended —
(a)by inserting at the end of paragraph (a) of subsection (4) thereof the word “and”;
(b)by deleting paragraph (b) of subsection (4) thereof;
(c)by renumbering paragraph (c) of subsection (4) thereof as paragraph (b); and
(d)by inserting immediately after subsection (4) thereof the following new subsection: —
(5)  For the purposes of this section, “minerals” includes corals, stone, clay, sand, gravel, and other natural deposits, brine, petroleum and any other mineral oil or relative hydrocarbon, and natural gas.”.