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Statutes of Newfoundland 2000
AN ACT TO AMEND THE LANDS ACT
(Assented to May 12, 2000)
1. S.7 Amdt.
Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:
1. Subsection 7(1) of the Lands Act is repealed and the following substituted:
Reservation of shoreline
7. (1) Where Crown lands that border on a lake, pond, river, the seashore or foreshore are granted, leased or licensed under this Part, it is considered, in the absence of an express grant, lease or licence of those Crown lands, that a strip of Crown lands not less than 15 metres wide around and adjoining the lake, pond, seashore or foreshore or along each bank of the river was not intended to pass and did not pass to the grantee, lessee or licensee.
(1.1) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where lands are granted, leased or licensed under this Part
(a) for residential purposes;
(b) for a purpose referred to in section 9 including the installation of water and sewer works and the construction of public roads by a municipality; or
(c) for the purpose of a grant, lease or licence under a lease, licence or permit to occupy issued before the coming into force of this subsection,
the strip of Crown lands around and adjoining the lake, pond, seashore or foreshore or along each bank of the river may be no less than 10 metres wide.
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