13. Sections 16 and 17 of the principal Act are repealed and the following section substituted therefor:
—(1) The Postal Authority may, from time to time, do all or any of the following:
issue or approve the specifications relating to the number, place, dimensions and other characteristics of letter boxes;
approve the installation and use of such other mail delivery systems or arrangements;
amend or revoke any specifications issued or approved under paragraph (a) or any approval under paragraph (b).
(2) Where any specifications are issued or approved, or amended or revoked by the Postal Authority under subsection (1), the Postal Authority shall —
publish a notice of the issue, approval, amendment or revocation, as the case may be, of the specifications in such manner as will secure adequate publicity for such issue, approval, amendment or revocation;
specify in the notice referred to in paragraph (a) the date of issue, approval, amendment or revocation, as the case may be; and
ensure that, so long as the specifications remain in force, the specifications, and all amendments to those specifications, are available for inspection by members of the public.
(3) A developer of any residential, commercial or industrial building shall —
provide one letter box for each lot within any residential building, and one letter box for the occupier of each lot within any commercial or industrial building;
ensure that the letter boxes provided under paragraph (a) are numbered in numerical sequence; and
comply with all specifications issued, approved or amended by the Postal Authority under subsection (1).
(4) Any developer who contravenes subsection (3) shall be guilty of an offence.
(5) It shall be the duty of —
the owner of any common property or limited common property, as the case may be, on which a letter box is situated, being a letter box which is provided for persons occupying the building or part thereof; and
the owner of a building where a letter box is provided for the owner or occupier of the building,
to keep at all times the lawful access to the letter box clear from any obstruction by any vehicle, debris, box or object or any other thing which would prevent or impede the delivery of postal articles to that letter box by a postal licensee.
(6) Where, in the opinion of the Postal Authority, the lawful access to any letter box referred to in subsection (5) is not clear from such obstructions mentioned in that subsection, the Postal Authority may, by notice in writing, require the owner of the common property or limited common property, or the owner or occupier of the building referred to in subsection (5)(b), as the case may be, to undertake, within such time as may be specified in that notice, such work or such rectification steps to ensure that subsection (5) is complied with.
(7) If any person on whom a notice under subsection (6) is served fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with the requirements of that notice, that person shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding $25 for every day or part thereof during which the offence continues after conviction.
(8) For the avoidance of doubt, subsections (5), (6) and (7) shall not apply with respect to any sealing or locking of the aperture of a letter box by the person for whom the letter box is provided, or any closure or locking of any normal access to the letter box by or under lawful authority.
(9) In this section —
“commercial or industrial building” includes any shopping complex;
“common property”, “limited common property” and “owner” have the same meanings, respectively, as in the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act 2004 (Act 47 of 2004).”.