Urban Redevelopment Authority Bill

Bill No. 30/1973

Read the first time on 11th July 1973.
An Act to establish the Urban Redevelopment Authority and for purposes connected therewith.
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 Urban Redevelopment Authority Act, 1973, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Authority” means the Urban Redevelopment Authority established under section 3;
“Board” means the Housing and Development Board constituted under the Housing and Development Act (Cap. 271);
“building” includes any house, flat, hut, shed, roofed enclosure or other accommodation, whether used for the purpose of human habitation or otherwise, and also any wall, fence, platform, staging gate, post, pillar, paling, frame, hoarding, slip, dock, wharf, pier, jetty, landing stage or bridge, or any structure or foundation connected to the foregoing;
“Chairman” means the Chairman of the Authority appointed under subsection (1) of section 4;
“Collector” means an officer appointed by the President to be a Collector of Land Revenue or a Deputy Collector of Land Revenue;
“common property” has the same meaning as in the Buildings and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Act, 1973 (Act 23 of 1973);
“competent authority” has the same meaning as in the Planning Act (Cap. 279);
“develop” has the same meaning as in section 13 of the Planning Act;
“developed land” means land of the Authority upon which a building has been erected;
“flat” means a horizontal stratum of a building or part thereof, whether such stratum or part is on one or more levels or is partially or wholly below the surface of the ground;
“General Manager” means the General Manager of the Authority appointed under section 28 and includes a person for the time being performing the functions of the General Manager;
“land” includes benefits to arise out of land and things attached to the earth or permanently fastened to anything attached to the earth;
“Master Plan” has the same meaning as in the Planning Act;
“member” means a member of the Authority appointed under the provisions of subsection (1) of section 4;
“monument” has the same meaning as in the Preservation of Monuments Act (Cap. 315);
“Municipal Provident Fund” means the Municipal Provident Fund established by the City Council under the provisions of the Municipal Ordinance (Cap. 133, 1936 Ed) and continued and deemed to have been established under section 11 of the Local Government Integration Act (Cap. 210);
“property” includes houses, buildings, lands and tenements;
“unit” includes a flat, a shop, an office or other tenement within an urban redevelopment area;
“urban redevelopment” includes the construction, reconstruction, extension, repair, alteration, change of use, aggregation and sub-division of a building and change of use, aggregation and sub-division of land;
“urban redevelopment area” means an area with or without any building therein declared by notification in the Gazette under subsection (1) of section 17 to be an urban redevelopment area for the purposes of this Act;
“Urban Renewal Department” means the Urban Renewal Department of the Housing and Development Board.