Gonville Domain Board

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Has Beginning Date
1913
History

The Public Domains Act 1881 gave the Governor General the power to declare certain categories of land “domains”, with authority to: I enclose, plant, and develop land; II set aside lands for public amusement and recreation; III lease, trade, or sell such lands; IV provide accessways; V manage and administer lands, and spend on developments any incomes generated; VI make and enforce bylaws.
The right to delegate the above powers to a body corporate, consisting of a mayor or any local authority officer, was also provided, and is the authority under which most Domain Boards emerged from this time onwards. The 1908 Public Reserves and Domains Act clarified the role of the Domain Boards, specifying their powers more clearly than did the original 1881 Act, but it does not appear to have resulted in any major change to the structure or functions of the Boards.

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