An Act to sanction the construction of a line of railway from Inverell to Ashford; to amend the Public Works Act 1912; and for purposes connected therewith.
1 Name of Act
This Act may be cited as the Inverell to Ashford Railway Act 1927.
2 Work sanctioned
The carrying out of the work described in the Schedule to this Act is hereby sanctioned.
3 The plan
The plan of the said work is the plan marked “N.S.W. Railways, Inverell to Ashford, Schedule Plan”, signed by the Railway Commissioners for New South Wales and countersigned by the Chief Engineer for Railway and Tramway Construction, and deposited in the public office of the said Railway Commissioners.
The cost of carrying out the said work (exclusive of land resumptions) is estimated at two hundred and sixty-two thousand pounds, and such estimated cost shall not, under any circumstances, be exceeded 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 road or highway.
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 its discretion, make and maintain such fences in connection with the said line of railway as it may think fit.
ScheduleTHIS railway commences by a junction with the branch line from Moree to Inverell at 508½ miles from Sydney and about 2 miles north-westerly from Inverell terminus, and it proceeds north-westerly on the western side of Macintyre River, and across Spicer’s, Rob Roy, and Jessie Gullies, also about 1 mile west of the village of Byron to 517 miles, thence to 527 miles where it crosses the Macintyre River the line runs northerly, and the eastern side of that river is ascended to 531 miles; thence a generally northerly direction is taken in close proximity to the western boundary of Travelling Stock Reserve 337 to the village of Ashford where the line terminates at 540½ miles from Sydney, being a total distance of 32 miles, and subject to such deviations and modifications as may be considered desirable by the Constructing Authority.