Why is this happening now?
In 2018 the State Government amended the Crown Lands Act. As a result, we need to update and adopt Plans of Management for all Crown Lands public open space. In November 2018, Council adopted an Inner West Open Space Areas Plan of Management Priorities list.
What is happening with the land acquisition from Transport for NSW?
TfNSW has acquired 2,285sqm of land at King George Park for the WestConnex M4-M5 Link Project. They will compensate Inner West Council and the local community $2.875 million for the compulsory acquisition and 72% of the acquired land will be returned to Council by December 2025. TfNSW also acquired a construction lease of 800sqm in the same area. This land will be returned to Council.
All land will be reinstated to the pre-acquisition condition.
Read our media release ‘Win for Council and the Community in King George Park Negotiations.’
For more information about the WestConnex project and Council’s actions to advocate for residents and mitigate the impacts of construction and delivery of the WestConnex project, go to the WestConnex page on our website.
How will Council spend the money?
Council is required to spend the compensation on Crown Land (land owned by the State Government) in the Inner West. Money will be allocated for the ongoing maintenance of local Crown Land and the delivery of PoM items that relate to Crown Land.
Where can I find out more about Council's advocacy for the community impacts of the WestConnex Project?
For more information about the WestConnex project and Council’s actions to advocate for residents and mitigate the impacts of construction and delivery of the WestConnex project, go to www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/WestConnex