An Act to sanction the construction of a line of railway from Gilgandra to Collie; to provide for the use of the said line by the Constructing Authority, or by persons authorised by him; to amend the Public Works Act 1912; and for purposes consequent thereon and incidental thereto.
WHEREAS in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Act 1912, the Legislative Assembly did, by resolution, declare that it was expedient to carry out a certain work, namely, the construction of a line of railway from Gilgandra to Collie: And whereas, on the passing of the said resolution, a statutory duty was by the said Act imposed on the Secretary for Public Works to introduce a Bill into the said Assembly to sanction the carrying out of the said work:
Be it therefore enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly of New South Wales in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
1 Name of Act
This Act may be cited as the Gilgandra to Collie Railway Act 1915.
2 Work sanctioned
The carrying out of the work (more particularly described in the Schedule to this Act) is hereby sanctioned, and the Secretary for Public Works, or the member of the Executive Council for the time being performing the duties of the said Secretary, is hereby authorised to undertake and carry out the said work, subject to the provisions of this Act, and for that purpose shall be and have the powers of a Constructing Authority within the meaning of the Public Works Act 1912.
3 The plan
The plan of the said work is the plan marked “Schedule Plan Gilgandra to Collie”, signed by the Secretary for Public Works, and countersigned by the Chief Engineer for Railway and Tramway Construction, and deposited in the public office of the said Secretary.
4 Cost, and how to be defrayed
The cost of carrying out the said work, estimated at one hundred and five thousand pounds (exclusive of land resumptions), may be defrayed from such loan votes as are now, or may hereafter be, applicable to the purpose, or from appropriations of the Public Works Fund, or partly from such votes and partly from such appropriations, and shall not under any circumstances exceed the estimated cost by more than ten per centum.
5 Line may be constructed on road
The said line of railway may be constructed on or along or by the side of any public road or highway.
6 Fencing not required along the line
Notwithstanding the provisions of section ninety-one of the Public Works Act 1912, the Constructing Authority shall not be compelled, nor shall it be the duty of the said authority to make or maintain any fence along the said line of railway for the accommodation of any person or for any purpose whatsoever; but the said authority may in his discretion make and maintain such fences in connection with the said line of railway as he may think fit.
7 Constructing Authority may use line
The Constructing Authority and any person authorised by him may use the said line, or any part thereof, before it is transferred to the Chief Commissioner for Railways and Tramways, and for that purpose may run thereon any carriages or waggons propelled or drawn by motive power.
ScheduleTHIS railway commences by a junction with the existing line from Dubbo to Coonamble, at Gilgandra station, about 322 miles from Sydney, and proceeds nearly due west, crosses Marthaguy Creek about 326 miles, and in following the southern side of that creek it crosses and recrosses Calf Pen Creek; at about 341 miles the line curves and takes a north-westerly direction to the western portion of the town of Collie, where it ends on the southern side of Marthaguy Creek at 346 miles from Sydney, being a total distance of 24 miles, and subject to such deviations and modifications as may be considered desirable by the Constructing Authority.