As at 25 February 2020, how many households were issued erroneous land tax
notifications as a result of their property being subject to subsurface
acquisitions for the WestConnex M4-M5 project?
How many notices were issued incorrectly?
How many were mistakenly paid by landowners?
What actions has the Government taken to remedy the erroneous
Was the issue of these erroneous notifications limited to households
impacted by the WestConnex M4-M5 project?
How many erroneous notifications were issued across New South Wales?
Was the error related to the privatisation of the Office of Land and
(1) (a) On 7 February 2020, Revenue NSW first become aware that erroneous
land tax notifications had been issued following the assignment of new property
identifiers by the Valuer General in connection with the WestConnex M4-M5
project. By 25 February 2020, an initial group of six customers had been
identified as impacted.
Subsequently, further customers have been identified. On 13 March 2020,
Revenue NSW was provided with a list from the Valuer General of 171 properties
that had new property identification numbers created as a result of the
(b) No erroneous land tax assessments have been paid by landholders.
(2) Revenue NSW has been working through the list of affected properties and
contacting customers to confirm whether any exemptions, such as for the
principal place of residence, should be applied and whether a reassessment
should be issued. This process is ongoing.
(4) See (1) and (2) above.