FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND POWERS OF AUTHORITY
6. It shall be the function and duty of the Authority —
to prepare or execute or prepare and execute proposals, plans and projects for —
the clearance, development and redevelopment of such land as the Authority may think fit for the purpose of resettling persons displaced by operations of the Authority and other resettlement projects approved by the Minister or for any other purpose;
the erection, conversion, improvement and extension of any building for sale, lease, rental or other purpose; and
the provision and improvement of services and facilities for —
the promotion of public safety, recreation and welfare; and
the parking of vehicles;
to superintend parking places;
to sell, lease or grant licences to use or occupy such land belonging to the Authority for the purposes of the development and redevelopment of the land as the Authority may think fit;
to manage such lands, buildings or other property as the Authority may think fit;
to submit or make recommendations or proposals to the Government or any person or statutory body for the preservation and protection of any monument and land of historic, traditional, archaeological, architectural or aesthetic interest;
to provide information and advice to and act as agent and consultant for such Government department, person, company and corporation carrying on or intending to carry on a building project or scheme or urban redevelopment in Singapore or elsewhere as the Authority may think fit;
to inform and advise the Government on all matters relating to urban redevelopment;
to secure and promote publicity in any form in Singapore or elsewhere of the functions and activities of the Authority;
to collect, compile and analyse information of a statistical nature relating to building, construction, land use, recreation or such other subjectmatter necessary for the performance of the functions and duties imposed upon the Authority by or under this Act or any other written law, and to publish and disseminate the results of any such compilation and analysis or abstracts of those results;
to provide advisory and information services;
to conduct, promote and encourage research in matters connected with one or more of the Authority’s purposes and functions; and
to carry out such other functions and duties as are imposed upon the Authority by or under this Act or any other written law.
—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Authority may carry on such activities as appear to the Authority to be advantageous, necessary or convenient for it to carry on for or in connection with the discharge of its duties and functions under this Act and, in particular, the Authority may exercise one or more of the powers specified in the Second Schedule.
(2) The Authority may, in addition to the powers vested in it by subsection (1), exercise such other powers as the Minister may authorise the Authority in writing to exercise.
(3) The Authority shall, when it is exercising powers authorised by the Minister under subsection (2), be deemed to be exercising powers vested in it by subsection (1).
(4) This section shall not be construed as limiting any power of the Authority conferred by or under any other written law.
—(1) The Authority may from time to time, with the approval of the Minister, by notification in the Gazette declare an area, with or without any building therein, to be an urban redevelopment area for the purposes of this Act.
(2) A declaration made under subsection (1) shall contain the following particulars:
the town subdivision or mukim in which the area is situated;
the lot number of the area, its approximate area and all other particulars necessary for identifying it; and
if a plan of the area has been made, the place and time where and when such plan may be inspected.
(3) The declaration shall state that such area may be acquired by the Government within 3 years from the date of the notification in the Gazette or within such extended period as the President may think fit.
(4) Upon publication of the notification in the Gazette, such area shall be deemed to be an urban redevelopment area for the purposes of this Act.
9. The Authority may, with the written approval of the Minister, form or participate in the formation of a company.
10. The Authority may accept gifts, legacies or donations and apply them for one or more of its functions or duties.
11. The Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make an ex-gratia payment to a person sustaining damage by reason of the exercise of one or more of the powers vested in the Authority or its employees under and by virtue of this Act.
—(1) The Minister may, after consultation with the Authority or otherwise, give to the Authority such directions, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, as he thinks fit, as to the exercise of the functions of the Authority under this Act, and the Authority shall give effect to all such directions.
(2) The Authority shall furnish the Minister with such information or facilities for obtaining information with respect to its property and the exercise of its functions in such manner and at such times as the Minister may reasonably require.
—(1) The Authority shall, from time to time, prepare and submit to the Minister proposals, plans and projects showing the nature of the work proposed to be executed and other steps proposed to be undertaken by the Authority under sections 6, 7 and 12, and the Minister may reject or approve any such proposal, plan or project or any part thereof either without modification or subject to such modification as he may think fit.
(2) Every such proposal, plan or project submitted by the Authority under this section shall be in such form and contain such particulars as the Minister may direct.
—(1) The Authority may, in its discretion, appoint from among its own members or other persons who are not members such number of committees consisting of members or other persons or members and other persons for purposes which, in the opinion of the Authority, would be better regulated and managed by means of such committees.
(2) The Authority may, subject to such conditions or restrictions as it may impose, delegate to any such committee or the Chairman or the chief executive one or more of the functions, duties and powers vested in the Authority by or under this Act or any other written law, except the power to borrow money; and any power, function or duty so delegated may be exercised or performed by such committee or the Chairman or the chief executive, as the case may be, in the name and on behalf of the Authority.
(3) The Authority may, subject to such conditions or restrictions as it may impose, delegate to an employee thereof one or more of the Authority’s functions and duties vested in the Authority by or under this Act or any other written law, except the power to borrow money or to raise or grant loans or advances to or subscribe to stocks, shares, bonds or debentures of a company or corporation, and any power, function or duty so delegated may be exercised or performed by such employee in the name and on behalf of the Authority.
(4) The Authority may exercise any power conferred or perform any function or duty imposed upon it by or under this Act or any other written law, notwithstanding the delegation of such power, function or duty under this section.
15. The Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make standing orders providing for every matter in regard to which standing orders may be made under this Act and, in particular, for the following:
the method of entering into contracts by or on behalf of the Authority;
the delegation of powers to officers of the Authority;
the opening, keeping, closing and internal audit of accounts of the Authority;
loans and allowances to officers of the Authority;
housing accommodation for officers of the Authority; and
the professional and technical training of officers of the Authority.
—(1) The Authority may, for the purposes of this Act, by its employees, agents or contractors, enter at all reasonable hours in the day into and upon a building or land for the purpose of making any survey or inspection and for the purpose of executing work authorised by this Act to be executed by them without being liable to any legal proceedings or molestation whatsoever on account of such entry or of anything done in a part of such building or land in pursuance of this Act.
(2) An employee or agent or a contractor of or a person acting on behalf of the Authority shall not enter into a building in actual occupation without the consent of the occupier thereof or without 6 hours’ previous notice to such occupier.
—(1) The Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make such regulations as are necessary for carrying into effect the provisions of this Act.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Authority may make regulations for one or more of the following purposes:
the control and management of lands and buildings acquired by, vested in or belonging to, the Authority;
the use and enjoyment of those lands, buildings and other property; and
the prevention of trespass upon or on any of those lands and buildings and the removal of trespassers or other persons causing annoyance or inconvenience upon or in those lands and buildings.
(3) The Authority may, in making any regulations under this section, provide that a contravention of or failure to comply with the regulations shall be an offence and may prescribe as a penalty in respect of such offence a fine not exceeding the sum of $2,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or both and, in the case of a continuing offence, a fine not exceeding $500 for every day or part thereof during which such offence continues after conviction.
(4) All regulations made under this section shall be presented to Parliament as soon as possible after publication in the Gazette.