6. Survey marks to be preserved
(1) When, under the powers contained in this Act, the Surveyor General or, after the commencement of section 50 of the Acts Amendment (Land Administration) Act 1987 1, an authorised land officer has caused standard survey marks to be placed in any road, street, or way for the permanent marking of the survey thereof so that the position of the corner of any road, street, or way may be readily found for the alignment of such road, street, or way, or for the purpose of locating the position of any allotment, or for any other purpose, the local government for the time being shall protect and preserve such standard survey marks as aforesaid, and shall not destroy, mutilate, deface, alter, or take away any such marks as aforesaid without the written authority of an authorised land officer.
(2) Every person who, without the authority of an authorised land officer, destroys, mutilates, defaces, takes away, or alters the position of any standard survey marks, or who obstructs any surveyor in carrying out any standard survey, shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding $40.
[Section 6 amended by No. 113 of 1965 s. 8(1); No. 126 of 1987 s. 50; No. 14 of 1996 s. 4.]