The Act concerns taking of private land by the State for public purposes, which are listed in this Act or which may, from time to time, be declared by the Head of State by Order. “Public purpose” includes "forestry, the control of coasts and rivers, the safeguarding of water, soil and forest resources, water supply, drainage, etc. Customary land and freehold land required for any public purpose may be taken by the Head of State, acting on the advice of the Minister, under the provisions of this Act. Likewise the Head of State may take a title in land, use land or take water for public purposes. Procedures for taking of land, change of purpose, and compensation are specified.
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