Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133) [As At 15th March 2022]

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Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133)

[As At 15th March 2022]

An Act to amend and consolidate the laws relating to street, drainage and building in local authority areas in Peninsular Malaysia, and for purposes connected therewith.

Detailed Contents of Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133):

The Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133) is a law that governs the development, upkeep, and management of streets, drainage systems, and buildings in Malaysia. The legislation was initially passed in 1974, and it has since undergone a number of amendments, the most recent of which took effect on March 15, 2022.

The provisions of the 1974 Street, Drainage, and Building Act are explained in full below:

1. Name and explanation
Act 133 is the informal designation for the 1974 Street, Drainage and Building Act. Key terminology used throughout the statute are defined in the act's interpretation section.

2. Application
The law is applicable throughout all of Malaysia, including East Malaysia and the Peninsula.

3. selection of officers
The act stipulates that the local authority shall designate officers to carry out the purposes and obligations of the act. These officials, who may be designated as building officers, street officers, or drainage officers, are in charge of ensuring that the act's requirements are followed.

4. Plans and permits for construction
According to the act, before any construction activity can start, building designs must be submitted to the local government for approval. The plans may be accepted, rejected, or accepted with conditions by the local authorities. A building permit must be obtained in accordance with the legislation before construction can start.

5. Street repairs
The statute outlines the procedures for building and maintaining streets, including the ability to widen or enhance existing roadways, install sewers and drains, and build walkways and pavements. The act also stipulates that any street maintenance to be done by a public utility must be reported to the local government.

6. draining tasks
The legislation enables the creation and upkeep of drainage systems, including the ability to build drains and sewers, as well as the execution of works to prevent flooding. The statute also stipulates that any drainage work to be done by a public utility must be reported to the local government.

7. inspection of structures
To ensure compliance with the act's requirements, the legislation allows local authorities to inspect structures. The local authority may issue a notice requiring the owner of a building to make the necessary repairs if the building is determined to be in violation of the statute.

8. demolition of structures
The statute calls for the destruction of structures that are deemed dangerous or harmful for the general public. In the event that the owner does not dismantle the structure within a given time frame, the local authority may proceed with the demolition and charge the owner for the costs incurred.

9. Penalties and offences
The act defines a number of offences, such as performing building or street work without permission, disobeying a municipal authority's notification, and impeding an officer from performing their responsibilities. These crimes can result in everything from fines to prison time.

The Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133), which governs the development, upkeep, and management of roadways, drainage systems, and buildings, is an essential item of Malaysian law. The statute specifies how officers are to be appointed, how building plans and permits are to be submitted, how roadways and drainage systems are to be built and maintained, how structures are to be inspected, and how unsafe buildings are to be demolished. A variety of offences and punishments for non-compliance are also covered by the legislation.

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