This Act establishes committees with powers to preserve and reclaim land and to protect water resources in approved areas of the Gold Coast. The Minister may declare, for the purposes of preserving land, reclaiming land and protecting water resources, any area within a designated area to be a planning area and establish a planning committee for such area (sect. 3 and 4). The Committee functions concern: 1) the protection of the source, course and feeders of any stream or river; 2) disposal and control of (storm) water; 3) the mitigation and prevention of soil erosion; 4) land reclamation land; 5) utilisation of swamps (sec.7).
Amended by: Land Planning and Soil Conservation (Amendment) Act, No. 35 of 1957. (1957-12-31)
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