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Improvement of Land Act 1864

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Interpretation of " Improvement of Land."

9By " the Improvement of Land " shall herein be meant all or any of the following Matters :

(1)The Drainage of Land, and the straitening, widening, deepening, or otherwise improving the Drains, Streams, and Watercourses of any Land :

(2)The Irrigation and warping of Land :

(3)The embanking and weiring of Land from the Sea or Tidal Waters, or from Lakes, Rivers, or Streams, in a permanent Manner:

(4)The inclosing of Lands, and the straitening of Fences and Redivision of Fields :

(5)The Reclamation of Land, including all Operations necessary thereto:

(6)The making of permanent Farm Roads and permanent Tramways and Railways and navigable Canals for all Purposes connected with the Improvement of the Estate :

(7)The clearing of Land :

(8)The Erection of Labourers Cottages, Farmhouses, and other Buildings required for Farm Purposes, and the Improvement of and Addition to Labourers Cottages, Farmhouses, and other Buildings for Farm Purposes already erected, so as such Improvements or Additions be of a permanent Nature :

(9)Planting for Shelter:

(10)The constructing or erecting of any Engine-houses, Water wheels, Saw and other Mills, Kilns, Shafts, Wells, Ponds, Tanks, Reservoirs, Dams, Leads, Pipes, Conduits, Watercourses, Bridges, Weirs, Sluices, Floodgates, or Hatches, which will increase the Value of any Lands for agricultural Purposes :

(11)The Construction or Improvement of Jetties or Landing Places on the Sea Coast, or on the Banks of navigable Rivers or Lakes, for the Transport of Cattle, Sheep, and other agricultural Stock and Produce, and of Lime, Manure, and other Articles and Things for agricultural Purposes ; provided that the Commissioners shall be satisfied that such Works will add to the permanent Value of the Lands to be charged to an Extent equal to the Expense thereof;

(12)The Execution of all such Works as in the Judgment of the Commissioners may be necessary for carrying into effect any Matter herein-before mentioned, or for deriving the full Benefit thereof.

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