Bunbury Port Authority Act 1909
Bunbury Port Authority Act 1909
1.Short title and commencement1
1A.Change of name of Board to Bunbury Port Authority1
3.The Bunbury Port Authority3
4.Appointment of member3
5.Seal of Port Authority3
6.Period of office of member4
9.Tenure of office4
10.Remuneration of members of Port Authority5
15.Procedure on difference of opinion5
16.Acts of Port Authority not invalidated by vacancy6
17.Minutes of proceedings6
18.Appointment of officers and servant employees6
19.Certain officers to give security6
20.Property vested in Port Authority7
21.Lands vested in Port Authority free from local government rates7
22.Port Authority to control, maintain and preserve8
26A. Capital expenditure to be in financial interest of Port Authority9
27.Goods left on wharves, etc., may be advertised and sold9
28.Disputes between departments to be settled by Minister10
30.Harbour lights, etc., not to be erected or removed without sanction of Chief Executive Officer10
31.Chief Executive Officer may erect and maintain harbour lights, etc.10
33.Responsibility for injury to works of Port Authority11
34.Recovery by owner from master of ship11
35.Damage to cables12
38.Port dues, etc., to be made by regulation12
40.Tonnage of registered vessels12
41.Ascertainment of tonnage of unregistered foreign vessels13
42.Lists of dues to be exhibited13
43.In case of difference, power to weigh or measure goods13
44.Liability for dues payable by ship14
45.Liability for dues payable for goods14
46.Persons other than master or owner of ship liable for dues may retain moneys received on account of master or owner of ship for such payments14
47.Recovery of dues14
48.Persons authorized to collect dues may distrain15
49.Settlement of dispute concerning dues or charges occasioned by distress15
50.Penalty on evasion15
51.Power to Governor to revise Port dues16
52.Minister to declare value of property vested in Port Authority16
53A. Annual financial targets17
53B. Payment of dividend to the State18
53C. Information to be provided to Minister20
54.Funds of the Port Authority20
54A. Power of Port Authority to borrow money from Treasurer21
54B. Power of Port Authority to borrow money on issue of debentures or inscribed stock21
54C. Power to borrow to repay loan23
54D. Moneys borrowed charged on revenues of Port Authority and guaranteed by the State23
54E. Provisions of Second Schedule to apply to debentures and inscribed stock24
54F. Debentures and inscribed stock authorized trustee investments25
54G. Contribution of interest and sinking fund26
54H. Interest on daily balance26
54I. Financial self sufficiency27
54J. Application of Financial Administration and Audit Act 198527
56A. Reserve accounts27
61.Power to make regulations28
62.Penalties for breach of regulations31
62A. Adoption of rules, codes, etc.31
65.Governor may rectify irregularities32
67.Restriction on deposit of ballast or rubbish32
68.Series of acts tending to the injury of navigation33
69.Penalty for wilful damage to works33
70.Penalty for wilful damage to lights33
71.Offence incurring penalty34
72.Penalty for offering bribes to officers34
73.Summary procedure for offence, or breach of regulations35
74.What shall be sufficient averment35
75.Application of penalties35
76.Police officers to report on any offence, or breach of regulations35
77.Offenders may be prosecuted under other Acts36
Part I — Debentures and inscribed stock
1.Interest, redemption and paying off38
2.When interest payable38
3.Debentures and stock interchangeable38
6.Notice of trust not receivable39
7.Owners of securities not responsible for application of moneys39
Part II — Debentures
1.Form of debenture39
2.Sealing and numbering40
3.Pass by delivery40
4.Rights of bearer40
5.Payment of interest40
6.Register of debentures40
7.Provision for lost debentures41
8.Provision for defaced debentures41
9.Discharged debentures to be destroyed41
Part III — Stock
1.Establishment of registry and appointment of registrar42
2.Parcels of stock42
4.Transfer of stock42
5.Application for transmission (other than transfer) of stock43
6.Power of attorney44
7.When transfer books to be closed and ledgers balanced44
8.Receipt of registered stockholders to discharge without regard to trust44
Bunbury Port Authority Act 1909
An Act to constitute the Bunbury Port Authority; to regulate the appointment of the members of the Bunbury Port Authority; to define its powers end authorities and for other purposes incidental thereto.
[Long title inserted by No. 5 of 1967 s.3.]
This Act may be cited as the Bunbury Port Authority Act 1909 1, and shall come into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.
[Section 1 amended No. 5 of 1967 s.1 (3).]
(1)The name of the body corporate constituted under section 3 is changed to the Bunbury Port Authority.
(2) Notwithstanding the change of name effected by subsection (1), the body corporate constituted under this Act by the name of the Bunbury Harbour Board is preserved and continues in existence as a body corporate under and subject to the provisions of this Act, under the name Bunbury Port Authority, but so that the corporate identity of the body corporate and its rights, powers, functions, duties and liabilities, subject to those provisions, shall not be affected.
(3) A reference —
(a)in law of the State; and
(b)in any document,
in force immediately before the date of the coming into operation of the Bunbury Harbour Board Act Amendment Act 1967, to the Bunbury Harbour Board shall be read as a reference to the Bunbury Port Authority.
[Section 1A inserted No. 5 of 1967 s.4.]
In this Act, and any regulations thereunder, the following words shall have the meaning stated, unless the contrary intention appears —
“Buoys and beacons” include all other marks and signs placed for the purpose of navigation;
“Chief Executive Officer” means the chief executive officer of the department of the Public Service principally assisting the Minister in the administration of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982;
“Goods” all wares and merchandise, and all chattels, live stock, and other things of whatsoever description;
“Master” includes every person having the command, charge, or management of a vessel for the time being;
“Members” means the members of the Port Authority;
“Owner” includes any person who is owner jointly with any other person, and any joint stock company; and when used in relation to goods, includes any consignor, consignee, shipper, or agent for the sale or custody, loading or unloading of goods;
“Ship” every description of vessel used in navigation and not propelled exclusively by oars;
“the Port Authority” means the Bunbury Port Authority constituted under this Act;
“The port” so much of the port of Bunbury as is contained within the boundaries described in the First Schedule or as altered from time to time by the Governor;
“Vessel” any ship, lighter, barge, boat, raft, or craft, of whatever description, and howsoever navigated.
[Section 2 amended No. 8 of 1963 s.2; No. 5 of 1967 s.5; No. 46 of 1993 s.46; No. 47 of 1993 s.6 (1).]
Constitution of the Port Authority
[Heading inserted by No. 5 of 1967 s.6.]
There shall be 5 persons for carrying this Act into execution, who shall be a body corporate by the name of the Bunbury Port Authority, with perpetual succession, a common seal, and power to hold land.
[Section 3 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.7.]
(1)The members shall be appointed by the Governor.
(2) One of the members shall be appointed by the Governor as the chairman of the Port Authority for such period not exceeding the remainder of the period of office of that member as is specified in the instrument of his appointment as that chairman.
[Section 4 amended by No. 79 of 1986 s.8.]
Judicial notice shall be taken of the incorporation and common seal of the Port Authority, and every deed, instrument, or writing, when sealed, shall be admissible in evidence on the mere production thereof, without any other or further proof of the making of such deed, instrument, or writing.
[Section 5 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.8.]
Subject to this Act, a member —
(a)holds office for such period not exceeding 3 years as is specified in the instrument of his appointment; and
(b)is, on the expiry of his period of office, eligible for reappointment as a member.
[Section 63 inserted by No. 79 of 1986 s.9.]
[7. Repealed by No. 79 of 1986 s.9.]
(1)In the case of illness, suspension, or absence of any member, the Governor may appoint some person to act as the deputy of such member during such illness, suspension or absence, and until such appointment is terminated by notice in the Government Gazette. Every person so appointed shall, while so acting, have all the powers and perform all the duties of such member.
(2) If such member is the chairman, the Governor may temporarily appoint another member acting chairman, who while so acting shall have all the powers and perform all the duties of the chairman.
The Governor may remove a member from his office —
(a)for misbehaviour or incompetence; or
(b)if he becomes bankrupt, or applies to take the benefit of any Act for the relief of bankrupt debtors; or
(c)if he absents himself from 3 consecutive meetings of the Port Authority (except on leave granted by the Governor) or becomes incapable of performing his duties; or
(d)if he fails to comply with section 10 of the Ports (Functions) Act 1993.
[Section 9 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.9; No. 46 of 1993 s.46.]
The chairman and the other members of the Port Authority shall be paid such remuneration respectively as the Governor shall from time to time determine.
[Section 10 inserted by No. 9 of 1965 s.2; amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.10.]
[11. Repealed by No. 9 of 1965 s.3.]
[12. Repealed by No. 51 of 1957 s.2.]
For the conduct of business, any 3 members shall be a quorum, and shall have all the powers and authorities vested in the Port Authority.
[Section 13 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.11.]
In the absence of the chairman from any meeting of the Port Authority, or if after being present he retires, the members present may elect one of their number to be acting chairman for that meeting or for the remainder of the meeting.
[Section 14 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.12.]
If at any meeting the members are equally divided in opinion, the chairman or acting chairman shall have a casting as well as a deliberative vote.
No act or proceeding of the Port Authority shall be invalidated or prejudiced by reason only of the fact that at the time when such proceeding or act was taken, done, or commenced, there was a vacancy in the office of any member.
[Section 16 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.13.]
The Port Authority shall keep minutes of its proceedings in such manner and form as the Minister shall direct.
[Section 17 inserted by No. 98 of 1985 s.3.]
(1)The Governor, on the nomination of the Port Authority, may appoint a general manager and on recommendation of the Port Authority may dismiss the general manager.
(2) The Port Authority may appoint such other officers and servants as may be necessary for the administration of this Act and may dismiss any of those officers or servants.
(3) All persons appointed pursuant to subsection (1) or (2) are subject to the control of the Port Authority.
(4) Notwithstanding anything in this Act, to the extent that there is in the case of a person who is appointed under subsection (1) or (2) and who is a member of the Senior Executive Service within the meaning of the Public Service Act 1978 an inconsistency between this Act and that Act that Act shall prevail.
[Section 18 inserted by No. 5 of 1967 s.15; amended by No. 113 of 1987 s.32; No. 46 of 1993 s.46.]
Before any officer or servant, entrusted with the custody of money or other property, shall enter upon the duties of his office, the Port Authority shall take from him sufficient security for the faithful execution thereof.
[Section 19 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.16.]
Vesting of Property
There shall be vested in the Port Authority for the purposes of this Act —
(1)All lands of the Crown within the boundaries of the port, as described in the First Schedule, including the bed and shores of the port.
(2)All wharfs, docks, landing stages, piers, jetties, wharf sheds, and railways belonging to the Government and within the boundaries of the port.
(3)All such other property as the Port Authority may acquire or the Governor may at any time think fit to vest in the Port Authority for the purposes of this Act.
Provided that the Governor may from time to time, by notification in the Government Gazette—
(a)alter the boundaries of the port; and
(b)withdraw any land or other property of any kind from the Port Authority, and revest the same in the Crown.
[Section 20 amended by No. 8 of 1963 s.3; No. 5 of 1967 s.17.]
All lands vested in the Port Authority under this Act shall be exempt from any rate, tax, or imposition which any local government might, but for this section, lawfully levy or impose; but nothing herein contained shall preclude a local government from levying and collecting rates and other lawful charges in respect of land, houses, and buildings of the Port Authority leased and occupied for private purposes, and by persons other than the Port Authority, its officers and servants.
[Section 21 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.18; No. 14 of 1996 s.4.]
Powers and Duties of the Port Authority
[Heading inserted by No. 5 of 1967 s.19.]
Subject to any direction given by the Minister under section 6 of the Ports (Functions) Act 1993, the Port Authority shall have the exclusive control of the port and shall be charged with the maintenance and preservation of all property vested in it under this Act.
[Section 22 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.20; No. 98 of 1987 s.10; No. 46 of 1993 s.46.]
(1)The completion and extension within the port of all port works and the construction therein of all new works shall be deemed Government work within the meaning of the Public Works Act 1902, and —
(a)for the purpose, the Port Authority is a local authority within the meaning of that expression as defined in that Act; and
(b)subject to this Act, when and as often as land is required for the purposes of this Act, the land may be entered upon, surveyed and taken under the powers contained in and in accordance with the procedure prescribed by Part 9 of the Land Administration Act 1997.
(2) The Port Authority may, subject to the prior approval of the Minister, undertake the construction, completion and extension within the port of any port works or other works required for the purposes of this Act.
(3) In this section the expression “port works” includes pier, quay, wharf, jetty, dock, landing stage, slip, bridge, viaduct, embankment or drain or the reclamation of land from the sea or a river, or excavation, deepening, dredging or widening of any channel, basin or other part of the port.
[Section 23 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.21; No. 78 of 1979 s.7; No. 31 of 1997 s.11.]
[24, 25, 25A and 26. Repealed by No. 46 of 1993 s.46.]
Before incurring any capital expenditure the Port Authority shall consider whether expenditure is in the financial interest of the Port Authority.
[Section 26A inserted by No. 98 of 1987 s.11.]
(1)If any goods remain upon any wharf or the approaches thereto, or in any store or warehouse, for a longer time than allowed by the regulations, any person authorized by the Port Authority may remove the goods to a convenient place, and keep the same until payment of the expenses of such removal and keeping.
(2) If such expenses are not paid within 7 days after demand thereof made upon the owner, or if the owner is unknown or cannot be found, then after public notice by advertisement, at least once in each of 2 consecutive weeks, in a newspaper circulating in Bunbury, the Port Authority may sell such goods by public auction; provided that goods, if perishable, may be sold without demand after 24 hours.
(3) The proceeds of sale shall be applied in payment of all dues and charges payable in respect of such goods, and the expenses of removal, keeping, and sale thereof, and the surplus shall be rendered to the owner on demand, and in the meantime shall be paid into the Treasury.
[Section 27 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.26.]
Any dispute between the Port Authority and the Commissioner of Railways, or any other department of the Government, with respect to any land or other property vested in the Port Authority, shall be referred to the Minister, whose decision shall be final and binding upon the parties.
[Section 28 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.27.]
[28A. Repealed by No. 46 of 1993 s.46.]
[Heading repealed by No. 46 of 1993 s.46.]
[29. Repealed by No. 46 of 1993 s.46.]
Lights, Buoys, and Signals
The Port Authority shall not erect or place any harbour light, signal, buoy, or beacon within the boundaries of the port or alter or remove the position of any light, signal, buoy, or beacon without the sanction of the Chief Executive Officer.
[Section 30 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.29; No. 47 of 1993 s.6 (2).]
The Chief Executive Officer may, with the approval of the Minister, erect, maintain, replace, remove, or discontinue any harbour lights, signals, buoys, or beacons, or make any variation in the character of any such lights or signals, or in the mode of exhibiting the same, as he may from time to time consider necessary.
[Section 31 amended by No. 47 of 1993 s.6 (2).]
[Heading amended by No. 46 of 1993 s.46.]
[32. Repealed by No. 46 of 1993 s.46.]
When any injury is done by a vessel, floating timber, or material, or by any person employed about the same, to any part of the works or property of the Port Authority —
(1)the owner of such vessel, floating timber, and material; and
(2)in case the injury is caused through the act or negligence of the master of such vessel, or of the person having charge of such timber or material, the owner and also such master or person,
shall be answerable in damages to the Port Authority for the injury, but the Port Authority shall not recover twice for the same cause of action.
[Section 33 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.31.]
When the owner of any vessel, floating timber, or material pays any money in respect of any injury done to any part of the works or property of the Port Authority by any master or other person, or pays any pecuniary penalty by reason of any act or omission of any master or other person, he shall be entitled to recover the money so paid with costs from such master or other person.
[Section 34 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.32.]
If any damage is done to any submarine cable, the property of or vested in the Port Authority, within or partly within the port, by any ship, or any part of the equipment of any ship, such damage shall forthwith be made good by and at the expense of the master, owner, or agent of such ship; and in default, the Port Authority may cause such repairs to be effected, and may recover the expense thereof from the master or owner or agent in any court of competent jurisdiction.
[Section 35 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.33.]
[Heading repealed by No. 46 of 1993 s.46.]
[36. Repealed by No. 46 of 1993 s.46.]
[37.Repealed by No. 73 of 1954 s.5.]
Port Dues and Wharfage Charges
[Heading amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.36.]
Port dues and wharfage charges shall be made and levied, and shall be payable in accordance with regulations under this Act.
[Section 38 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.36.]
[39. Repealed by No. 5 of 1967 s.37.]
(1)Where any vessel has been registered at a port in the United Kingdom, or any British possession, the amount of tonnage specified in the certificate of such registry shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to be the tonnage of such vessel.
(2) In the case of vessels belonging to any foreign country which has adopted the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894, in respect of tonnage, such vessels shall be deemed to be of the tonnage denoted in the certificate of registry or other national papers.
In order to ascertain the tonnage of any vessel not registered as aforesaid as to which any question arises, any officer appointed in that behalf by the Port Authority may measure such vessel according to the regulations for the measurement of shipping for the time being in force in the State; or the Port Authority may, in its discretion, accept as the measurement of the vessel the measurement appearing in the latest edition of Lloyd's Register in the possession of the Port Authority.
[Section 41 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.38.]
The Port Authority shall at all times keep exhibited in front of its principal office, lists of all dues and charges payable for the time being.
[Section 42 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.39.]
Where a difference arises between any officer authorized to collect any such dues or charges and the owner of goods respecting the weight or quantity of any goods —
(1)the officer authorized to collect such dues or charges may cause the goods to be weighed or measured;
(2)if the weight or quantity exceeds that alleged by the owner, the expenses of the weighing or measuring shall be paid to the Port Authority and shall be recoverable as dues are recoverable; and
(3)if the weight or quantity does not exceed that alleged as aforesaid, the expenses of the weighing or measuring shall be paid by and shall be recoverable from the Port Authority in any court of competent jurisdiction.
[Section 43 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.40.]
The owner and master of any ship, and such consignee or agent thereof as may have paid or made himself liable to pay any charge on account of the ship, shall be liable to pay the dues payable in respect of such ship.
The following persons shall be liable to pay the dues payable in respect of any goods carried in any ship, that is to say, the owner of such goods, and also any consignor, consignee, shipper or agent for the sale of or custody of such goods, and also any person entitled, either as owner or agent for the owner, to the possession of goods.
Every consignor, consignee, shipper, or agent, not being the owner or master of any ship or goods, by this Act made liable for the payment of any dues in respect of any ship or goods, as the case may be, may, out of any moneys in his hands received on account of such ship or goods, or belonging to the owner thereof, retain the amount of dues so paid by him, together with any reasonable expenses he may have incurred by reason of payment and liability.
All dues may be recovered by the Port Authority in any court of competent jurisdiction as a debt due to it.
[Section 47 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.41.]
Any officer authorized to collect dues may distrain any ship and the tackle thereof, or any goods in respect of which dues are payable, and may keep such ship and tackle or goods respectively until such dues are paid; and if the same are not paid within 7 days after the distress, may cause the property distrained or any part thereof to be sold, and out of the proceeds of the sale may pay the amount of such dues and the expenses of the distress, keeping, and sale.
Where a difference arises concerning the amount of any dues payable, or of the charges occasioned by any distress, the person distraining may detain the ship, tackle, or goods distrained until such amount is ascertained by the Local Court at Bunbury, or until he is satisfied that sufficient security has been given for the payment of such amount when ascertained, and of the expenses arising from non‑payment thereof. The Court shall, upon application made for that purpose, determine the amount, and award such costs to be paid by either party to the other as the Court thinks reasonable.
If any master, owner, consignor, consignee, shipper, or agent evades, or attempts to evade, the payment of any dues, he shall incur a penalty either not exceeding $200, or in case the amount of the dues which he has evaded or has attempted to evade, exceeds $200, then not exceeding such amount, and the penalty is in addition to the dues payable by him.
[Section 50 amended by No. 113 of 1965 s.4 (1); No. 5 of 1967 s.42.]
If in the opinion of the Governor the Port Authority shall not, in any year, have collected and received from dues, charges, rents, and other sources of revenue sufficient, or shall in any year have collected and received as aforesaid more than sufficient, to provide for the lawful expenditure of the Port Authority, including interest and contribution to the sinking fund, in respect of the value of the property vested in and charged against it under sections 52 and 53, or if for any other reason the Governor thinks fit so to do, the Governor may revise the port dues, port improvement rates, wharfage charges, and other dues, tolls, rates, fees, and charges prescribed by the regulations under this Act, and it shall be the duty of the Port Authority to impose and collect such dues and charges in accordance with such revision until the Governor shall otherwise order.
[Section 51 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.43.]
The Minister shall, on the commencement of this Act, cause a schedule to be made of all property vested in the Port Authority, and shall determine the value thereof to be charged against the Port Authority.
[Section 52 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.44.]
After the determination of such value, the Minister shall at the end of each financial year, cause a schedule to be made of the cost of all additional works and improvements constructed, and the proportionate cost of works in course of construction, and of all property acquired by the Port Authority during the preceding financial year, to be charged as aforesaid.
[Section 53 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.45.]
(1)The Minister shall, with the approval of the Treasurer, determine in writing delivered to the Port Authority by not later than 15 February in each year a financial target for the Port Authority for the next financial year and the Port Authority shall pursue a policy aimed at attaining that target, or that target as varied under subsection (4), during that financial year.
(2) A financial target determined by the Minister under subsection (1) shall be expressed as a real rate of return after current cost depreciation but before interest on the written down current cost of the assets of the Port Authority as calculated in accordance with subsection (3).
(3) The procedure to be used for the purposes of this section to calculate —
(a)the real return after current cost depreciation but before interest which the Port Authority has attained or is attaining; and
(b)the written down current cost of the assets of the Port Authority,
in respect of any financial year shall be as approved by the Minister and shall include —
(c)the method to be used to calculate the return referred to in paragraph (a);
(d)the assets, or classes of assets, to be considered assets of the Port Authority for the purposes of this section;
(e)the method to be used to calculate the written down current cost of the assets of the Port Authority; and
(f)where relevant, any transaction, resource or liability, or classes of transactions, resources or liabilities, to be adjusted and any method to be used for any such adjustments.
(4) Where, during a financial year, economic conditions beyond the control of the Port Authority are such that it is —
(a)unlikely that the Port Authority will attain the financial target; or
(b)likely that the Port Authority will exceed the financial target,
determined by the Minister under subsection (1), the Minister may, with the approval of the Treasurer, vary, in writing delivered to the Port Authority, the financial target determined under subsection (1).
(5) The annual report submitted by the Port Authority in accordance with section 66 (1) of the Financial Administration and Audit Act 1985 shall include —
(a)a report; and
(b)supplementary financial statements, based on the procedure approved by the Minister under subsection (3), which for the purposes of that Act shall be deemed to be part of the financial statements prepared in accordance with section 66 (1) (a) of that Act for that annual report,
on the extent to which the Port Authority attained its financial target determined by the Minister under this section for the financial year the subject of the annual report.
[Section 53A inserted by No. 98 of 1987 s.13.]
(1)The Port Authority shall, not later than one month after receiving the opinion of the Auditor General under section 93 of the Financial Administration and Audit Act 1985, beginning with the opinion received for the financial year ending on 30 June 1989, make a recommendation to the Minister as to whether a dividend should apply to the Port Authority for that financial year and, if a dividend should apply, what that dividend should be.
(2) Subject to this section, the Minister may, with the approval of the Treasurer, after receiving the recommendation of the Port Authority under subsection (1), determine the dividend that is to be paid by the Port Authority to the Treasurer and credited to the Consolidated Fund for the relevant financial year.
(3) A dividend under this section shall be expressed as a proportion of the State's equity in the Port Authority for the relevant financial year.
(4) In making a determination under subsection (2) in respect of a financial year the Minister shall have regard to but shall not be bound by the recommendation of the Port Authority.
(5) The Port Authority shall pay the amount of a dividend payable under this section within one month after receiving the determination of the Minister under subsection (2) or such longer period as the Minister directs.
(6) In this section “State's equity in the Port Authority” in relation to a financial year means the amount calculated in accordance with the formula (A — L) where —
Ameans the written down current cost of the assets considered assets of the Port Authority under section 53A (3), as calculated under that section in respect of the financial year, which were acquired by the Port Authority for consideration or vested in the Port Authority by the State; and
Lmeans the liabilities of the Port Authority that are identified, using the method approved by the Minister, as relating to the assets referred to in this subsection.
[Section 53B inserted by No. 98 of 1987 s.13; amended by No. 6 of 1993 s.11; No. 49 of 1996 s.64.]
The Minister may request, and the Port Authority shall provide, information and documents, including lists of assets, valuations, accounts and calculations —
(a)necessary to enable the Minister to make or vary a determination or give a direction; or
(b)relating to any recommendation made by the Port Authority, under sections 53A or 53B.
[Section 53C inserted by No. 98 of 1987 s.13.]
(1)The funds of the Port Authority consist of —
(a)moneys from time to time appropriated by Parliament;
(b)moneys received by the Port Authority in the performance of its functions;
(c)moneys borrowed by the Port Authority under this Act; and
(d)other moneys lawfully received by, or made available, given or payable to the Port Authority.
(2) The funds referred to in subsection (1) are to be credited to one account called the “Bunbury Port Authority Account” at either —
(a)the Treasury and forming part of the Trust Fund constituted under section 9 of the Financial Administration and Audit Act 1985; or
(b)with the approval of the Treasurer, a bank (as defined in section 3 of that Act).
(3) The Account is to be charged with —
(a)the remuneration and allowances payable to members;
(b)the salaries and wages of the Port Authority's officers and employees;
(c)all capital expenditure incurred by the Port Authority under its Act in connection with the acquisition (whether by purchase or compulsory taking) of land, buildings or other property;
(d)all expenditure lawfully incurred by the Port Authority in the performance of its functions; and
(e)repayment of, and interest on, moneys borrowed by the Port Authority under this Act.
[Section 54 inserted by No. 46 of 1993 s.37; amended by No. 57 of 1997 s.25.]
(1)The Port Authority in addition to the powers conferred on it by sections 54B and 54C may borrow from the Treasurer to enable the Port Authority to defray expenditure incurred by it under this Act at any time when the moneys in the Bunbury Port Authority Account are not sufficient to meet that expenditure in full.
(2) The Port Authority shall pay to the Treasurer in respect of moneys borrowed pursuant to subsection (1) interest at such rate and at such times as the Treasurer shall determine.
(3) The moneys borrowed and the interest payable in respect thereof shall be a charge upon the moneys standing to the credit of the Bunbury Port Authority Account from time to time, and upon any works, undertakings add other assets vested in the Port Authority.
[Section 54A inserted by No. 8 of 1963 s.5; amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.47; No. 98 of 1985 s.3; No. 49 of 1996 s.64.]
(1)Subject to subsection (2), the Port Authority may at any time, and from time to time, with the approval of the Governor —
(a)borrow and reborrow moneys by the issue and creation and sale of debentures and of inscribed stock for the purpose of raising the funds of the Port Authority for the effectual exercise by it of the powers conferred by this Act;
(b)issue and create debentures and inscribed stock in exchange for any debentures and inscribed stock respectively issued in respect of moneys previously borrowed by the Port Authority an not repaid;
(c)issue, create and sell debentures and inscribed stock for the purpose of borrowing money for redeeming any loans owing by the Port Authority, and for paying the expenses incurred in the issue and creation of the debentures and inscribed stock and otherwise carrying out the provisions of this Act; or
(d)effect any conversion authorized by this section either by arrangement with the holders of the existing debentures or registered owners of inscribed stock, or by the purchase of the debentures or inscribed stock out of moneys raised by the sale of debentures and inscribed stock, or partly in the one way and partly in the other.
(2) The Governor shall not approve of the borrowing by the Port Authority of moneys under the provisions of this section, unless a proposal in writing showing —
(a)the term and particulars of the proposed loan;
(b)the rate of interest to be paid on the loan;
(c)the purposes to which the money proposed to be borrowed is to be applied; and
(d)the manner in which the loan is to be repaid,
is first submitted by the Port Authority to, and approved by, the Minister.
(3) Any moneys borrowed by the Port Authority under the provisions of this section —
(a)may be raised as one loan or as several loans; and
(b)may be raised —
(i)by the issue of debentures with or without interest coupons attached;
(ii)by the creation and issue of inscribed stock to be called “The Bunbury Port Authority Inscribed Stock”;
(iii)partly as provided by subparagraph (i), and partly as provided by subparagraph (ii); or
(iv)in such other manner as the Governor may approve.
[Section 54B inserted by No. 8 of 1963 s.5; amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.48.]
For the purpose of making provision to repay either the whole or any part of any loan raised by the Port Authority under the provisions of this Act, the Port Authority may with the consent of the Governor, and subject to section 54B (2), borrow the moneys necessary for that purpose before the loan or part of it becomes payable.
[Section 54C inserted by No. 8 of 1963 s.5; amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.49.]
(1)Due payment of debentures and inscribed stock respectively issued or created under the provisions of section 54B and sold by the Port Authority, with all interest thereon, shall be charged on and secured upon the revenues of the Port Authority.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) “revenues” of the Port Authority means all dues, charges, rents and other levies authorized to be collected and received by the Port Authority.
(3) The due repayment of the principal moneys and the payment of all interest secured by debentures or inscribed stock issued or created by the Port Authority under the provisions of section 54B is hereby guaranteed by the Government of the State.
(4) Any sums required by the Treasurer for fulfilling any guarantee given by this Act shall be charged to the Consolidated Fund which is hereby to the necessary extent appropriated accordingly, and any sums received or recovered by the Treasurer from the Port Authority or otherwise in respect of a sum so charged by the Treasurer shall be credited to the Consolidated Fund.
[Section 54D inserted by No. 8 of 1963 s.5; amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.50; No. 98 of 1985 s.3; No. 6 of 1993 s.11; No. 49 of 1996 s.64.]
(1)The provisions of Part I of the Second Schedule shall apply with respect to debentures and inscribed stock issued by the Port Authority under the provisions of section 54B.
(2) The provisions of Part II of that Schedule shall apply with respect to debentures issued under the provisions of section 54B.
(3) The provisions of Part III of that Schedule shall apply with respect to inscribed stock issued in Bunbury in the State under the provisions of section 54B.
[Section 54E inserted by No. 8 of 1963 s.5; amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.51.]
(1)Debentures and inscribed stock issued and created by the Port Authority under section 54B shall have the status of Government securities of the State of Western Australia.
(3) The debentures and inscribed stock shall be a lawful investment for moneys which a body corporate is authorized or directed to invest, in addition to any other investments expressly authorized for the investment of the moneys.
(4) A trustee or body corporate may pursuant to this Act convert the debentures in his or its hands into inscribed stock.
[Section 54F inserted by No. 8 of 1963 s.5; amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.52; No. 1 of 1997 s.18; No. 26 of 1999 s.63.]
Notwithstanding that prior to the coming into operation of the Acts Amendment (Port Authorities) Act 1979, the Port Authority has —
(a) borrowed moneys; or
(b)used income derived by the Port Authority under this Act or moneys appropriated by Parliament,
for a purpose which would have been within the power of the Port Authority had that Act been in operation at the time but which was not then a purpose within the powers of the Port Authority, such borrowing and the use of such income or appropriated moneys, and the doing of any act, matter or thing with respect thereto, shall be deemed to be and to have been duly authorized and lawfully done and is hereby validated.
[Section 54FA inserted by No. 78 of 1979 s.9.]
(1)There shall be entered and debited each year in the Bunbury Port Authority Account such amounts as shall be fixed by the Treasurer as the interest and sinking fund contributions payable for the year in respect of such portion of the Consolidated Fund as shall have been applied to the exercise by the Port Authority of any of the powers conferred upon it or the discharge of the duties imposed upon it by this Act.
(2) Such contributions shall be paid to the Treasurer.
(3) The accrued interest in the sinking fund contributions as certified by the Under Treasurer shall be incorporated in the accounts of the Port Authority in relation to the exercise by it of the powers conferred upon it by this Act.
[Section 54G inserted by No. 8 of 1963 s.5; amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.53; No. 98 of 1985 s.3; No. 6 of 1993 s.15.]
(1)Interest on the daily balance of money provided out of moneys standing to the credit of the Consolidated Fund for the purposes of this Act shall be charged in the books of account of the Port Authority in relation to the exercise of its powers and the discharge of its duties under this Act, and the amount of that interest shall be credited to the Consolidated Fund half‑yearly or at such other times as the Treasurer may direct.
(2) The rate of interest shall be fixed from time to time by the Treasurer.
[Section 54H inserted by No. 8 of 1963 s.5; amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.54; No. 98 of 1985 s.3; No. 6 of 1993 s.11; No. 49 of 1996 s.64.]
(1)In managing its financial resources and performing its functions under this Act the Port Authority shall act in accordance with prudent commercial principles and shall aim —
(a)to make loan principal payments;
(b)to make any deferred interest payments;
(c)to meet all other liabilities; and
(d)to pay any dividend determined by the Minister under section 53B,
as and when they fall due and to retain sufficient resources in the Port Authority to enable it to meet, in part, its future capital expenditure.
[Section 54I inserted by No. 98 of 1987 s.14; amended by No. 46 of 1993 s.46.]
The provisions of the Financial Administration and Audit Act 1985 regulating the financial administration, audit and reporting of statutory authorities apply to and in respect of the Port Authority and its operations.
[Section 54J inserted by No. 98 of 1985 s.3.]
[55. Repealed by No. 46 of 1993 s.46.]
[56. Repealed by No. 98 of 1985 s.3.]
The Port Authority may in respect of its works and undertakings establish in its books such reserve accounts as the Port Authority thinks fit subject to the approval of the Treasurer, and may in every year credit to each reserve account so established such sums as the Port Authority thinks fit.
[Section 56A inserted by No. 8 of 1963 s.6; amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.59.]
[57, 58, 59 and 60. Repealed by No. 98 of 1985 s.3.]
The Port Authority may make regulations under this Act for all or any of the following purposes —
(1)The general conduct of its business and proceedings.
(2)Prescribing the days upon which the ordinary meetings of the Port Authority shall be held.
(3)The control, supervision, and guidance of its officers and servants.
(4)Regulating all matters relating to the protection of life and property.
(5)Regulating the landing, shipping, transhipping, deposit, removal, and keeping of gunpowder and other explosive substances and compounds, or other dangerous goods.
(6)Regulating the times, places, order, and mode of the shipping, unshipping, landing, warehousing, stowing, and depositing of goods (with special regulations and restrictions in the case of dangerous goods), and the landing and embarking of passengers, and the taking in and discharge of ballast.
(7)Imposing, levying and receiving all berthing dues, wharfage dues, and other tolls, rates, or charges.
(8)The exemption of ships in the service of the Sovereign or of any British possession, or in the naval service of any foreign power, and of other vessels from port dues.
(9)Regulating the use of wharfs or docks, quays, landing stages, and other landing places, and generally regulating the traffic on the same.
(10)Fixing scales of dues, tolls, and charges to be paid for the use thereof.
(13)Regulating the cleansing, repair, and effectual preservation of docks and wharves and providing for the keeping and maintenance of the same in a fit state for the convenience of persons walking upon or landing or embarking from any such wharf.
(14)Regulating the duties and conduct of all persons, as well the servants of the Port Authority as others not being officers of customs, who are employed or engaged in the port.
(15)The guidance of porters, cabdrivers, carters, carmen, and others carrying goods or driving horses, cabs, carriages, wagons, carts, drays, trucks, or other vehicles for conveying passengers or goods, and other commodities on any wharf.
(16)Empowering a collector of dues, either alone or with other persons, to enter a ship in order to ascertain the dues payable in respect of the ship or of the goods therein.
(17)Requiring the master of every ship to report his arrival within a specified time after his arrival.
(18)Requiring the master of every ship to produce his certificate of registry to any officer on demand.
(19)Requiring the master of every ship to give as many copies as may be required by the Port Authority of the bill of lading or manifest of the cargo, or other proper account of goods intended to be unshipped, and the name of the consignee or other person to whom they are intended to be delivered, and as many copies as may be required by the Port Authority of all alterations in or additions to such bill of lading, manifest, or other proper account.
(20)Requiring the master of every ship to obtain permission to discharge cargo before doing so.
(21)Requiring the shippers of goods to furnish accounts of the goods intended to be shipped.
(22)Regulating the time when dues on goods shipped or unshipped are to be payable.
(24)Prohibiting persons from acting as porters, cab‑drivers, carters, carmen or otherwise in the carriage of goods or passengers without previously obtaining and continuing to hold the licence of the Port Authority and prescribing the duration of and the fees for such licences, and providing that the issue of any such licence and the cancellation thereof shall be at the absolute discretion of the Port Authority.
(25)Authorizing and empowering the Port Authority in its discretion, to adopt the weight or measurement of goods set forth in the bill of lading or manifest of the goods, for the purpose of levying, imposing, charging, and collecting dues, and charges under this Act.
(26)Regulating and limiting the speed of vessels within the port.
(26a)Prescribing all matters and things which are required to be prescribed or which it may be necessary or convenient to prescribe with respect to debentures and inscribed stock issued and created by the Port Authority under this Act.
(27)And for other purposes relating to the convenience of shipping, or of the public, within the port, and generally for duly administering and carrying out the powers vested in the Port Authority by this Act.
[Section 61 amended by No. 51 of 1957 s.3; No. 48 of 1959 s.2; No. 8 of 1963 s.6; No. 9 of 1965 s.4; No. 5 of 1967 s.64; No. 46 of 1993 s.46.]
Every regulation —
(1)may impose a penalty not exceeding $200 for the breach thereof; and
(2)may provide that, in addition to the penalty, any expense incurred by the Port Authority in consequence of the breach of such regulation shall be paid by the person committing such breach.
[Section 62 amended by No. 113 of 196 s.4 (1); No. 5 of 1967 s.65.]
Any regulations made under this Act may —
(a)adopt, either wholly or in part or with modifications and either specifically or by reference, any rules, regulations, codes, instructions or other subordinate legislation made, determined or issued under any other Act or under any Act of the Parliament of the Commonwealth or the United Kingdom, or any of the standards, rules, codes or specifications of the bodies known as the Standards Association of Australia, the British Standards Institution, The Association of Australian Port and Marine Authorities, or other like body specified in the regulations; and
(b)provide that where by reason of unavailability of materials or other reason that the Port Authority considers valid any requirement adopted by the regulations cannot be conformed to, the Port Authority may approve such use of materials or other matters as it considers to be consistent with the achievement of the objects of the regulations.
[Section 62A inserted by No. 12 of 1976 s.5.]
[63. Repealed by No. 5 of 1967 s.66.]
[64. Repealed by No. 5 of 1967 s.67.]
Whenever by any misadventure or accident anything is at any time done after the time required by this Act or the regulations, or is otherwise irregularly done in matter of form, the Governor may, from time to time, make provision for any such case, or may extend the time within which anything is required to be done, or may validate anything so done after the time required, or irregularly done in the matter of form, so that the true intent and purpose of this Act and the regulations may have effect.
[66. Repealed by No. 46 of 1993 s.46.]
If any person commits any of the following offences, so as to be or tend to the injury of navigation, that is to say —
(1)casts, or causes to be cast, or suffers to fall, either from on board ship or from land, any ballast, rock, stone, slate, shingle, gravel, sand, earth, cinders, rubbish, or other substance or thing, on any tidal land, or into the port, or tidal water, or into the sea below low water‑mark; or
(2)casts, or causes to be cast, or suffers to fall, any such substance or thing on land, in a position where the same may be liable to fall or descend, or be carried or washed down by ordinary or high tides, or by any stream or flow of water, or by any storm or flood, or otherwise, into the port or tidal water, or into the sea; or
(3)casts, or places or leaves, or causes to be cast, placed, or left, any ship or boat laid by or neglected as unfit for sea service, any floating or other timber, or any other thing on any tidal lands, or in the port or tidal water, or in the sea,
he shall be guilty of an offence, and for each offence shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding $100, and to pay the expenses of the removal to a proper position of any substance or thing.
[Section 67 amended by No. 113 of 1965 s.4 (1); No. 5 of 1967 s.69.]
Any act shall be deemed to tend to the injury of navigation, within the meaning of this Act, in any case where a series of like acts has produced or would produce injury to navigation.
Any person who wilfully destroys or in any way damages or injures any wharf, shed, roadway, building, or other port work whatsoever, or any part thereof, constructed or in course of construction, shall be liable for every such offence, to a fine not exceeding $300, or to imprisonment not exceeding 12 calendar months.
[Section 69 amended by No. 113 of 1965 s.4 (1); No. 5 of 1967 s.70; No. 51 of 1992 s.16 (1).]
If any person wilfully or negligently breaks or damages or takes away any lamp or other appliance used for the purpose of lighting any wharf, quay, pier, or any road or dock, or other place, or wilfully extinguishes any light, every person so offending shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding $100.
[Section 70 amended by No. 113 of 1965 s.4 (1); No. 5 of 1967 s.71.]
If any person —
(a)fails, refuses, or neglects to do, or in any manner obstructs, impedes, or interferes with the doing of anything enjoined or authorized to be done; or
(b)wilfully does anything prohibited by this Act; or
(c)molests or makes use of any threatening language to any engineer, surveyor, harbour master, pilot, or other officer or person acting in the execution of his duty, and whether under the authority of the Governor or the Minister, or of the Port Authority; or
(d)in any other respect offends against any of the provisions of this Act or any regulation thereunder,
every such person in any such case so offending shall, where no other penalty is in that behalf specifically provided, be liable to a penalty not exceeding $100.
[Section 71 amended by No. 113 of 1965 s.4 (1); No. 5 of 1967 s.72; No 46 of 1993 s.46.]
Any person who gives or offers any reward or bribe to any officer or servant of the Port Authority for the purpose of gaining an undue preference in the execution of his office, or for the purpose of inducing him to do or omit to do anything relating to his office, shall, for every such offence, be liable to a penalty not exceeding $300, or to imprisonment not exceeding 12 calendar months.
[Section 72 amended by No. 113 of 1965 s.4 (1); No. 5 of 1967 s.73; No. 51 of 1992 s.16 (1).]
Any offence against this Act, and any breach of any of the provisions thereof or of any regulation thereunder, may be heard and determined summarily by any 2 or more Justices of the Peace in the manner provided by the Justices Act 1902.
In any proceedings for any offence, the averment that such offence was committed within the limits of the port, shall be sufficient, without proof of such limits, unless the contrary is proved.
[Section 74 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.74.]
All penalties recovered for offences against this Act, or against all regulations thereunder, shall be paid to the Port Authority, and the proceeds of such penalties are hereby appropriated for the purposes of this Act.
[Section 75 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.75.]
It shall be the duty of every police officer and constable who is aware or has reason to believe that any of the provisions of the Act or the regulations thereunder are being contravened, to forthwith report the matter to the general manager to the Port Authority.
[Section 76 amended by No. 5 of 1967 s.76.]
When an offender is punishable under the provisions of this Act, and also under the provisions of some other Act, he may be prosecuted and convicted under the provisions of either Act, so that he is not punished twice for the same offence.
Bounded by lines starting from the intersection of the West side of the Breakwater with the sea coast at Casuarina Point and extending North‑Easterly along said side of Breakwater and onwards to the South‑West corner of Leschenault Location 24; thence South‑Westerly and Westerly along the Eastern and Southern shores of Koombana Bay to Point Macleod at the entrance to Leschenault Estuary; thence Easterly and North‑Easterly along the Northern and North‑Western Shores of Leschenault Inlet to a point North of the right bank of the Preston River at its mouth; thence South to the said right bank; thence Westerly, South‑Westerly, and Westerly following the Eastern and Southern Shores of the Leschenault Estuary aforesaid and the Western Shore of Koombana Bay to the shore end of the jetty; and thence North‑Westerly along the sea coast to the starting point.
[First Schedule amended by No. 8 of 1963 s.8; also amended in Gazettes 2 July 1976 pp.2307‑8; 4 February 1978 p.576; 6 March 1981 p.911.]
The following provisions shall apply to debentures and inscribed stock issued by the Port Authority under the provisions of section 54B: —
All debentures and inscribed stock —
(a)shall bear interest at such rate and be redeemable on such date and at such place as the Port Authority may, with the approval of the Governor, determine; and
(b)may with the consent of the holder or the registered owner thereof as the case may be, be paid off at any time before the due date for repayment, at not more than the face value thereof.
Interest secured by any debentures or inscribed stock issued or created pursuant to this Act shall be payable half‑yearly on such days at such places as the Port Authority determines.
The Port Authority at the request of the holder of a debenture or of the registered owner of inscribed stock issued or created pursuant to this Act, in lieu thereof issue to him inscribed stock or debentures, as the case may be, in respect of the same loan, and of the same amount, and of the same currency, and bearing the same interest.
The Port Authority may pay moneys by way of brokerage for the making, procuring, negotiating, or obtaining the loan or any money borrowed under the authority conferred by section 54B.
(1)The Port Authority shall set aside half‑yearly by way of a sinking fund for the purpose of redeeming any loans raised by the Port Authority pursuant to section 64B an amount calculated at a rate approved by the Treasurer and sanctioned by the Governor.
(2)When it is necessary to have resort to any sinking fund referred to in subclause (1) for the purpose of paying off either the whole or any part of any loan in respect of which the fund is provided, the Port Authority may sell any securities in which the fund is invested, or may obtain an advance thereon from any bank or from the Treasurer of the State.
No notice of any trust, express, implied or constructive, shall be received by the Port Authority or by an officer of the Port Authority in relation to a debenture or inscribed stock issued or created pursuant to this Act, and the Port Authority or the officer shall not be bound to see to the execution of the trust to which the debenture or inscribed stock may be subject.
A person advancing money to the Port Authority and receiving in consideration of the advance a debenture or inscribed stock issued under this Act shall not be bound to inquire into the application of the money advanced or be in any way responsible for the non‑application or misapplication thereof.
The following provisions shall apply to debentures issued by the Port Authority under this Act: —
A debenture shall be in the form prescribed by the regulations.
A debenture shall —
(a)be sealed with the common seal of the Port Authority in the manner prescribed by the regulations; and
(b)be numbered consecutively beginning with the number one and proceeding in an arithmetical progression whereof the common difference is one.
A debenture with the interest coupons annexed thereto and every interest coupon after being detached therefrom shall pass by delivery and without any assignment or endorsement.
The bearer of a debenture or detached interest coupon shall have the same rights as if he were expressly named as payee therein.
No interest shall be payable in respect of a debenture except to the holder of the coupon representing the interest claimed and upon delivery of the same.
(1)The Port Authority shall cause to be kept in one or more books a register of debentures, and within a reasonable time after the date of a debenture shall cause to be made an entry in the register specifying the number, date and amount of the debenture.
(2)The register of debentures —
(a)may be inspected at all reasonable times by a person on payment of 10 cents for each inspection; and
(b)shall be evidence of any matters required or authorized by or under this Act to be inserted therein.
(3)A person shall be entitled to obtain from the Port Authority copies or extracts certified by the officer in whose custody the register is kept to be true copies of or extracts from such register upon payment for each copy or extract of a fee of 25 cents and 2 cents for every folio of 72 words; and any copy or extract so certified shall be admissible in evidence.
Upon proof being made before a judge in chambers by affidavit of any credible person that a debenture issued by the Port Authority under this Act and held by such person the number and sum whereof is specified by him has been lost or accidentally burnt or otherwise destroyed before the same has been paid off, and after the insertion of such advertisements as the judge directs and upon the judge certifying that he is satisfied with the proof, the Port Authority may after the expiration of 6 months cause a new debenture with interest coupons attached to be made having the like currency and bearing the same number, date principal sum and rate of interest as the debenture so lost or destroyed and to be delivered to the person upon his giving sufficient security to the Port Authority to indemnify it against any double payment.
If a debenture is defaced by accident —
(a)the Port Authority may cancel the same and cause a new debenture to be made in lieu thereof; and
(b)the new debenture shall have the like currency and be in all respects subject to the same provisions and bear the same number, date and principal sum and rate of interest as the cancelled debenture.
(1)A debenture paid off, discharged, exchanged or converted into stock shall —
(a)be cancelled by the general manager to the Port Authority; and
(b)be burnt in the presence of the general manager and the Auditor General or one of his officers thereto authorized by him in writing.
(2)The Auditor General or such officer (as the case may be) before the debenture is burnt shall audit the same and allow the accounts thereof and furnish the Port Authority with a certificate particularizing the debenture so burnt; and the general manager shall file that certificate in the office of the Port Authority.
The following provisions shall apply to The Bunbury Port Authority Inscribed Stock issued at Bunbury, Western Australia (in this Part called “stock”): —
The Port Authority may establish at its office a registry for the inscription of stock created and issued under the authority of this Act and appoint an officer of the Port Authority to be registrar of stock.
Stock may be sold by the Port Authority for ready money in parcels or amounts of $20 or some multiple of $20.
(1)The Port Authority shall cause to be provided and kept at the office of the Port Authority books to be called “stock ledgers”.
(2)All stock issued shall be inscribed in the stock ledgers by entering the names of the purchasers of stock and the amount of stock purchased by them respectively.
(3)In the case of joint purchasers of stock the names of not more than 4 of them shall be inscribed as the joint purchasers.
(4)The stock ledgers shall be evidence of any matters appearing therein and required or authorized by or under this Act to be inserted therein.
(1)Stock or any share therein shall be transferable in the manner prescribed by the regulations from one person to another by instrument in the form so prescribed and not otherwise.
(2)A person shall not be entitled or allowed to transfer any fraction of one dollar or an smaller sum than $20 unless that smaller sum is the full amount of the balance standing to his credit in the stock ledger.
(3)An instrument of transfer of the stock or any share therein shall be executed by all parties and the signatures to the instrument shall be attested in the manner prescribed by the regulations.
(4)An instrument of transfer when executed shall be delivered to the registrar who shall register the same by entering a memorial of it in the stock ledger and shall inscribe the name of the transferee in the stock ledger as the owner of the stock.
(1)A person to whom stock is transmitted in consequence of the death or bankruptcy or insolvency of the registered owner of the stock or by any other lawful means than by a transfer in accordance with this Act may apply in the form prescribed by the regulations to the registrar at the registry to be inscribed as the owner of the stock.
(2)An application for transmission shall be verified by statutory declaration or in such other manner as is so prescribed, and —
(a)in the case of a transmission consequent on death — the probate of the will or the letters of administration shall be produced to the registrar or in the case of transmission to a survivor or the survivors of a joint owner a certificate of the death of the owner who has died accompanied by a statutory declaration identifying the person named in the death certificate with the person who is shown as the registered owner of the stock may if the registrar approved be produced to him in lieu of probate or letters of administration; and
(b)in the case of a transmission consequent on bankruptcy or insolvency — an office copy of the adjudication or order of sequestration shall be delivered to the registrar.
(3)The registrar shall if he is satisfied that the provisions of this Act have been complied with register any such transmission by entering a memorial of it in the stock ledger and inscribe the name of the person to whom the stock has been transmitted in the stock ledger as the registered owner of the stock.
(1)A person may by power of attorney under his hand and seal and attested by 2 or more credible witnesses appoint some person to be his attorney for any purpose in relation to stock (including an application for conversion or to receive interest or redemption money).
(2)A power of attorney shall be valid and effectual for all purposes therein mentioned until notice of its revocation or of the bankruptcy, insolvency, lunacy, unsoundness of mind or death of the principal has been received by the registrar at the registry.
(1)An instrument of transfer of stock or of any part thereof shall not be registered on any Saturday or holiday or within the period of 14 days or within such period (not exceeding 21 days) as is prescribed next before any of the days on which the interest thereon is payable.
(2)During the periods referred to in the last preceding subclause the Port Authority shall cause the amount of the stock respectively standing to the credit of the several registered owners thereof to be ascertained and the balances to be struck and carried forward in the proper stock ledger.
(3)An instrument of transfer of stock or of any part thereof shall not be registered during the period of 21 days immediately preceding the date of maturity of stock.
(1)The receipt of the person in whose name stock stands in the stock ledger, or if it stands in the names of more persons than one the receipt of one of the persons named in the stock ledger shall be a sufficient discharge to the Port Authority for any interest payable in respect of the stock, notwithstanding any trusts to which the stock may then be subject and whether or not the Port Authority has had notice of the trusts, and the Port Authority shall not be bound to see to the application of the money paid upon such receipt.
(2)If stock is held in joint names and one or more of the registered owners of the stock dies, becomes bankrupt, insolvent or otherwise legally incapable, the receipt of any one of the other joint owners or survivors shall be a sufficient discharge to the Port Authority for any interest payable in respect of the stock, notwithstanding that a transmission has not been registered as required by this Act.
[Second Schedule inserted by No. 8 of 1963 s.9; amended by No. 113 of 1965 s.4 (1); No. 5 of 1967 s.77; No. 113 of 1987 s.32.]
1This is a compilation of the Bunbury Port Authority Act 1909 and includes all amendments effected by the other Acts referred to in Part I of the following table and the notices referred to in Part II of the following Table.
Number and year
Bunbury Harbour Board Act 1909
22 of 1909
6 Feb 1909
20 May 1909 (see Gazette 21 May 1909 p.1613)
Limitation Act 1935 s. 48A
35 of 1935
7 Jan 1936
The relevant amendment as set
Bunbury Harbour Board Act Amendment Act 1957
51 of 1957
9 Dec 1957
9 Dec 1957
Bunbury Harbour Board Act Amendment Act 1959
48 of 1959
20 Nov 1959
20 Nov 1959
Bunbury Harbour Board Act Amendment Act 1963
8 of 1963
15 Oct 1963
15 Oct 1963
Bunbury Harbour Board Act Amendment Act 1965
9 of 1965
15 Sep 1965
15 Sep 1965
Decimal Currency Act 1965
113 of 1965
21 Dec 1965
Sections 4 to 9: 14 Feb 1966 (see section 2 (2)); balance: 21 Dec 1965
Bunbury Harbour Board Amendment Act 1967
5 of 1967
5 Oct 1967
1 Dec 1967 (see Gazette 1 Dec 1967 p. 3303)
Acts Amendment (Port and Marine Regulations) Act 1976 Pt II
12 of 1976
27 May 1976
27 May 1976
Acts Amendment (Port Authorities) Act 1976 Pt II
78 of 1979
6 Dec 1979
6 Dec 1979
Acts Amendment (Financial Administration and Audit) Act 1985 section 3
98 of 1985
4 Dec 1985
1 Jul 1986 (see section 2 and Gazette 30 Jun 1986 p. 2255)
Acts Amendment (Port Authorities) Act 1986 Pt III
79 of 1986
4 Dec 1986
4 Dec 1986
Bunbury Port Authority Amendment Act 1987
53 of 1987
5 Nov 1987
3 Dec 1987
Acts Amendment (Port Authorities) Act 1987 Pt III
98 of 1987
16 Dec 1987
Sections 8, 14, 20, 26, 32 and 38:
Acts Amendment (Public Service) Act 1987 s. 30
113 of 1987
31 Dec 1987
16 Mar 1988 (see Gazette 16 Mar 1988 p. 813)
Criminal Law Amendment Act (No.2) 1992 s. 16 (1)
51 of 1992
9 Dec 1992
6 Jan 1993
Financial Administration Legislation Amendment Act 1993 Pt 4
6 of 1993
27 Aug 1993
Deemed operative 1 Jul 1993
Ports (Functions) Act 1993 sections 37 and 46
46 of 1993
20 Dec 1993
15 Jun 1994 (see Gazette 10 Jun 1994 p. 2373)
Acts Amendment (Department of Transport) Act 1993 Part 3
47 of 1993
20 Dec 1993
1 Jan 1994 (see Gazette 31 Dec 1993 p. 6861)
Local Government (Consequential Amendments) Act 1996 section 4
14 of 1996
28 Jun 1996
1 Jul 1996 (see section 2)
Financial Legislation Amendment Act 1996 section 64
49 of 1996
25 Oct 1996
25 Oct 1996 (see section 2 (1))
Trustees Amendment Act 1997 section 18
1 of 1997
6 May 1997
16 Jun 1997 (see section 2 and Gazette 10 Jun 1997 p. 2661
Acts Amendment (Land Administration) Act 1997 Part 9
31 of 1997
3 Oct 1997
30 Mar 1998 (see section 2 and Gazette 27 Mar 1998 p. 1765)
Statutes (Repeals and Minor Amendments) Act 1997 section 25
57 of 1997
15 Dec 1997
15 Dec 1997 (see section 2 (1))
Port Authorities (Consequential Provisions) Act 1999 Part 2 and Part 3 (other than section 16(2))
5 of 1999
13 Apr 1999
14 Aug 1999 (see section 2 and Gazette 13 Aug 1999 p. 3823)
Acts Amendment and Repeal (Financial Sector Reform) Act 1999 s. 63
26 of 1999
29 Jun 1999
1 Jul 1999 (see section 2(1) and Gazette 30 Jun 1999 p.2905)
This Act was repealed by the Port Authorities (Consequential Provisions) Act 1999 s. 5(1) (No. 5 of 1999) as at 14 Aug 1999 (see s. 2 and 3)
Part II — Notices
2 Jul 1976 p. 2307‑8
2 Jul 1976
24 Feb 1978 p. 576
24 Feb 1978
6 Mar 1981 p. 911
6 Mar 1981
N.B. The Bunbury Port Authority Act 1909 is affected by the Harbours and Jetties Act 1928 (section 2) and the Unclaimed Money Act 1990 (Section 9).
2.Title of department changed pursuant to section 7 (3) (b) of the Reprints Act 1984.
3.Section 10 of Act No. 79 of 1986 reads as follows —
(1)A person who was immediately before the coming into operation of this Act a member of the Port Authority within the meaning of the principal Act shall, subject to the principal Act, continue to hold office as such a member for the remainder of his period of office as if the principal Act had not been amended by this Act.
(2) A member of the Port Authority within the meaning of the principal Act who was immediately before the coming into operation of this Act the chairman of that Port Authority shall, subject to the principal Act, continue to hold office as that chairman for the remainder of his period of office as —
(a)that chairman; or
(b)a member of that Port Authority,
whichever is the shorter period, as if the principal Act had not been amended by this Act..
4 Section 48 of Act No. 46 of 1993 reads as follows —
48.Harbour masters (transitional)
On the commencement of section 22, a person who immediately before then was appointed under a port authority Act (as defined in section 3) to be a harbour master of a port, becomes, by force of this section, appointed under section 22 as the harbour master of that port..
5 Section 50 of Act No. 46 of 1993 reads as follows —
50.Existing port authority regulations (saving)
Where this Act repeals a provision of a port authority Act (as defined in section 3) and enacts a provision in substitution therefor, regulations made under or in respect of the repealed provision and in operation immediately before the commencement of this Act shall, so far as they are consistent with this Act, continue in operation and have effect for all purposes as if made under the port authority Act as read with this Act..
6Part 3 of the Port Authorities (Consequential Provisions) Act 1999 (Act No. 5 of 1999) reads as follows —
Part 3 — Transitional and saving provisions
12.Application of Interpretation Act 1984
(1)The provisions of the Interpretation Act 1984 about the repeal of written laws and the substitution of other written laws for those so repealed (for example, sections 16(1), 36 and 38) apply to the repeal of an existing Act relating to a port authority and the amendment of the Ports (Functions) Act 1993 in relation to that existing Act and that port authority as if the PA Act —
(a)repealed that existing Act; and
(b)repealed the Ports (Functions) Act 1993 insofar as it applied to that port authority,
when the item relating to that port authority comes into operation.
(2)The other provisions of this Part are additional to the provisions applied by subsection (1).
13.Existing port authorities continue
(1)If, immediately before the commencement of an item, there was an existing port authority with the name set out in that item, the port authority named in that item is a continuation of, and the same legal entity as, the existing port authority and the rights and obligations of the existing port authority are not affected.
(2)If in a written law or other document or instrument there is —
(a)a reference to an existing port authority constituted or established under an existing Act; or
(b)a reference that is to be read and construed as a reference to an existing port authority,
that reference may, where the context so requires, be read as if it had been amended to be a reference to the port authority as established under the PA Act.
(1)The persons who were members or commissioners of a continuing port authority (including the chairman) immediately before the commencement of the item relating to that port authority continue in office, under and subject to the PA Act, as the chairperson and directors of that port authority.
(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to a person holding office under section 8(1)(d) of the Dampier Port Authority Act 1985.
(3)A person to whom subsection (1) applies is to be regarded as having been appointed under section 7 of the PA Act.
(1)A person who was the general manager of a continuing port authority immediately before the commencement of the item relating to that port authority continues in office, under and subject to the PA Act, as the chief executive officer of that port authority.
(2)Other people who were in the employment of a continuing port authority immediately before the commencement of the item relating to that port authority continue, under and subject to the PA Act, as members of staff of that port authority.
(3)Except as otherwise agreed by a chief executive officer or member of staff, the remuneration, existing or accrued rights, rights under a superannuation scheme or continuity of service of a chief executive officer or member of staff of a continuing port authority are not affected, prejudiced or interrupted by —
(a)the operation of subsection (1) or (2); or
(b)that port authority ceasing to be an SES organization under the Public Sector Management Act 1994.
(4)A person mentioned in subsection (1) or (2) is to be regarded as an employee of an organization for the purposes of Part 6 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994.
(5)Subsection (4) ceases to apply in relation to a continuing port authority at the expiration of 2 years after the item relating to that port authority commences.
(6)A person mentioned in subsection (2) is to be regarded as having been engaged under section 16 of the PA Act.
(1)Until an order is made under section 24(1) of the PA Act in relation to a port referred to in item 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 the description of that port for the purposes of the PA Act is the description that had effect under the relevant existing Act immediately before the commencement of that item.
(2)Until an order is made under section 24(1) of the PA Act in relation to the Port of Broome the description of that port for the purposes of the PA Act is as follows —
Port of Broome
(a)all that portion of water and seabed bounded by lines starting from the high water mark of Roebuck Bay at the southern extremity of Fall Point and extending south to an east-west line situate 3 nautical miles south from the southern extremity of Entrance Point; then west to a north-south line situate 3 nautical miles west from the southern extremity of Entrance Point; then north to a point situate west of the summit of Station Hill; then east to the high water mark of the Indian Ocean and then generally southwesterly and generally southeasterly along that mark and generally northeasterly, generally northwesterly, again generally northeasterly and generally easterly along the high water mark of Roebuck Bay to the starting point and including all of the waters of Dampier Creek; and
(b)all that portion of land comprised within Broome Lots 616, 698, 848 and 956 as shown bordered in red on Lands and Surveys Reserve Plan 108.
Lands and Surveys Public Plans: Broome Regional 1:10 000 Sheet 1, Sheet 2, Sheet 3; Roebuck Plains 1:250 000; La Grange 1:250 000.
(3)A description that has effect under subsection (1) or (2) may be amended under section 24(2) of the PA Act.
17.Strategic development plans
The first strategic development plan for a port authority under Part 5, Division 1 of the PA Act is to be for a period starting when the first financial year starts.
18.Statement of corporate intent
The first statement of corporate intent for a port authority under Part 5, Division 2 of the PA Act is to be for the first financial year.
The first monetary limits under section 86 of the PA Act are to be determined in relation to the first financial year.
(1)Regulations made by a continuing port authority that were in force immediately before the commencement of the item relating to that port authority continue in force after that commencement as if they were regulations made by the Governor under section 139 of the PA Act in relation to the port of that port authority.
(2)Subsection (1) does not continue the operation of any regulation that could not be made under section 139 of the PA Act.