REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
Published by Authority
|NO. 32]||Friday, August 25||[1989|
The following Act was passed by Parliament on 4th August 1989 and assented to by the President on 19th August 1989:—
Urban Redevelopment Authority Act 1989
(No. 32 of 1989)
WEE KIM WEE
19th August 1989.
Date of Commencement: 1st September 1989
An Act to give effect to the merger of the existing Urban Redevelopment Authority established under the Urban Redevelopment Authority Act (Chapter 340 of the 1985 Revised Edition) and the Planning Department and the Research and Statistics Unit of the Ministry of National Development by the establishment and incorporation of the new Urban Redevelopment Authority and to provide for matters connected therewith.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
1. This Act may be cited as the Urban Redevelopment Authority Act 1989 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may; by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“appointed day” means the date of commencement of this Act;
“Authority” means the Urban Redevelopment Authority established under section 3;
“building” includes any house, flat, hut, shed, roofed enclosure or other accommodation, whether used for the purpose of human habitation or otherwise, and also any wall, fence, platform, staging gate, post, pillar, paling, frame, hoarding, slip, dock, wharf, pier, jetty, landing stage or bridge, or any structure or foundation connected to the foregoing;
“Chairman” means the Chairman of the Authority and includes any temporary Chairman of the Authority;
“chief executive” means the chief executive of the Authority appointed under section 18 and includes any temporary chief executive of the Authority;
“developed land” means land of the Authority upon which a building has been erected;
“flat” means a horizontal stratum of a building or part thereof, whether such stratum or part is on one or more levels or is partially or wholly below the surface of the ground;
“former Authority” means the Urban Redevelopment Authority established under the repealed Act;
“land” includes benefits to rise out of land and things attached to the earth or permanently fastened to anything attached to the earth;
“member” means a member of the Authority;
“monument” has the same meaning as in the Preservation of Monuments Act (Cap. 239);
“Municipal Provident Fund” means the Municipal Provident Fund established by the City Council under the provisions of the repealed Municipal Ordinance and continued and deemed to have been established under section 11 of the Local Government Integration Act (Cap. 166);
[1936 Ed., Cap. 133.]
“Planning Department” means the Planning Department of the Ministry of National Development;
“property” includes houses, buildings, lands and tenements;
“repealed Act” means the Urban Redevelopment Authority Act repealed by this Act (Cap. 340);
“Research and Statistics Unit” means the Research and Statistics Unit of the Ministry of National Development;
“unit” includes a flat, a shop, an office or other tenement within an urban redevelopment area;
“urban redevelopment” includes the construction, reconstruction, extension, repair, alteration, change of use, aggregation and sub-division of a building and change of use, aggregation and sub-division of land;
“urban redevelopment area” means an area with or without any building therein declared by notification in the Gazette under section 8(1) to be an urban redevelopment area for the purposes of this Act.