5. Approval of Governor in certain cases
No assurance on sale or mortgage or lease for a term exceeding 21 years of lands granted by the Crown without pecuniary consideration therefor shall be valid unless approved by the Governor and countersigned by him as approved.
Provided that in the case of a subdivision of any such lands for the purpose of sale, it shall be sufficient compliance with this section if such approval be endorsed on the plan of such subdivision deposited or to be deposited in the Department within the meaning of the Transfer of Land Act 1893.
[Section 5 amended by No. 34 of 1918 s. 9; No. 81 of 1996 s. 153(2).]