The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62
Improvement Conditions which are Compulsory under the Deferred-payment and Perpetual-lease Systems
Improvement Conditions which are Compulsory under the Deferred-payment and Perpetual-lease Systems.
Suburban.—Must bring into cultivation not less than a tenth of the allotment the first year, one-fifth the second year, and within four years must have three-fourths cultivated, the whole fenced, and have made substantial improvements to the value of at least £10 per acre.
Rural: First-class.—If open land, must bring into cultivation not less than one-twentieth the first year, one-tenth the second year, and within four years must have cultivated one-fifth, and within six years, in addition to the cultivation page 31 of one-fifth, have effected permanent improvements to the value of £1 per acre; or the whole of the improvements may be effected at any time and the title obtained.
Rural: Second-class.—Must effect substantial improvements to a value equal to ten per cent, of the value of the land within one year from the date of the license, another ten per cent, within the second year, and a third ten per cent, before the end of the sixth year.
The term "substantial improvements of a permanent character" means and includes reclamation from swamps, clearing of bush or scrub, cultivation, planting with trees or live hedges, the laying-out and cultivation of gardens, fencing, draining, making roads, sinking wells or water tanks, constructing water-races, or in any way improving the character or fertility of the soil, or the erection of any building. This definition of the term improvements applies to all classes of land where improvements are required by the Crown as part of the contract.
"Cultivation" means the clearing of land for cropping, or clearing and laying down with artificial grasses.