This Act makes provision for the establishment Municipal City Councils, Municipal Town Councils, Village Councils and District Councils, provides for functions and powers of such authorities and for other matters related to local authorities such as the cadastral database and the granting of permits and licenses. It also concerns services provided for by local authorities such as the storage, collection, transfer and disposal of waste and sanitation and abatement of nuisance and the power to control state land and acquire land and buildings.Subject to certain conditions, a Municipal City Council, Municipal Town Council or District Council may, with the Minister’s approval, acquire by way of compulsory acquisition, purchase, lease or exchange, any land wherever situate for the purpose of any of its functions under this Act or any other enactment.
Implemented by: Municipal Council of Vacoas/Phoenix (Environmental Sanitation) Regulations 2012 (GN No. 150 of 2012). (2012-06-06)
Implemented by: Beau Bassin-Rose Hill (Disposal of Refuse) Regulations, 2013 (GN No. 280 of 2013). (2013-10-31)
Implemented by: Local Government (Registration of Recycler and Exporter) Regulations 2013 (GN No. 248 of 2013). (2013-10-02)
Implemented by: District Council of Savanne (Environmental Health) Regulations 2014 (G.N. No. 81 of 2014). (2014-01-09)
Implemented by: District Council of Savanne (Markets) Regulations 2014 (G.N. No. 83 of 2014). (2013-11-14)
Implemented by: Local Government (Exemption from Building and Land Use Permit) Regulations (GN No. 250 of 2015). (2015-12-21)
Implemented by: Local Government (General Rate) Regulations 2017 (GN No. 224 of 2017). (2017-10-12)
Implemented by: District Council of Black River (Collection and Disposal of Refuse) Regulations 2013 (G.N. No. 80 of 2014). (2013-12-05)
Amended by: Local Government (Amendment) Act 2015 (Act No. 3 of 2015). (2015-04-09)
Amended by: Small and Medium Enterprises Act 2017 (No. 16 of 2017). (2011-07-15)
Repeals: Local Government Act 2003 (Act No. 32 of 2003). (2003-08-22)
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Although known to Arab and Malay sailors as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in the 16th century and subsequently settled by the Dutch - who named it in honor of Prince Maurits van NASSAU - in the 17th century. The French assumed control in 1715, developing the island into an important naval base overseeing Indian Ocean trade, and establishing a plantation economy of sugar cane. The British captured the island in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars.