Civil Aviation (Control of Obstructions) Act
Act 8 of 1970
- Commenced on 9 October 1970
- [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2012 and includes any amendments published up to 30 June 2014.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Civil Aviation (Control of Obstructions) Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"aerodrome" means any area of land designed, equipped, set apart or commonly used or intended to be used for affording facilities for the take off and landing of aircraft, whether or not such area has been notified or licensed as an aerodrome;"controlled area" means any area of land that is a controlled area by virtue of a notice made under section 3;"direction" means a direction given under section 5;"Director" means the person for the time being performing the functions of Director of Civil Aviation;"land" includes land covered with water;"owner", in relation to any land, includes the person for the time being receiving the rent thereof, either solely or with another, or who would receive the rent if the land were let to a tenant;"structure" includes any building or construction;"tree" means any tree, bush, plant or vegetation.
3. Declaration of controlled area
4. Restriction on erection of structures in controlled areaNotwithstanding the provisions of any law for the time being in force or the terms of any grant, lease or licence, the Director may, by order in the Gazette, prohibit the erection within a controlled area of any structure above a height specified in such order.
5. Directions affecting controlled area
6. Directions to be served on persons affected
7. Enforcement of directionsIf the Director is not satisfied that a direction is being complied with satisfactorily and expeditiously, he may authorise any person on his behalf to remove, pull down, cut down, or alter so as to bring in conformity with the requirements of any such direction, any structure, rock, boulder, tree, or apparatus which contravenes those requirements.
9. Power to enter private landThe Director and all persons acting on his behalf or under his authority shall have the right to enter upon, inspect and survey private property at all reasonable times for any purpose relating to the exercise (whether actual or contemplated) of any power conferred by this Act.
10. PenaltiesAny person who—
11. RegulationsThe Minister may make such regulations for the purpose of carrying out the objects and provisions of this Act as appear to the Minister to be necessary or expedient.
History of this document
09 October 1970