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2692 - HABERFIELD LEGACY LAND

Haylen, Jo to the Minister for Transport and Roads
  1. What is the status of "legacy land" in Haberfield and Ashfield that was due to returned the public at the conclusion of construction work for the M4 East WestConnex Project?
  2. Has the parcel of land surrounding the ventilation stack on Walker Avenue been returned to Inner West Council?
  3. Have the acquired properties on Walker Avenue been returned to Inner West Council?
  4. What parameters are in place in regards to the future use of these spaces or properties?
Answer -

I am advised: 

1-2. A new ~5,200sqm parkland between Wattle Street and Walker Avenue, known as Haberfield Gardens, has been constructed. The park is built on land formerly used for construction of the M4 East project and was developed in consultation with the community and local council.
Negotiations are underway between Transport for NSW and Inner West Council to transfer the care, control and management arrangement to Council.

3. No. The acquired residential properties on Walker Avenue were initially proposed as a Community Centre under care, control and management arrangement with Inner West
Council to meet a Condition of Approval. Following consultation with the community, residents in Walker Avenue objected to this proposal and instead Inner West  Council accepted $2.5 million for the purpose of enhancing existing local community facilities in consultation with the community.

4. In accordance with the M4 East Conditions of Approval, Transport for NSW has prepared and submitted a Residual Land Management Plan to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). The plan is currently being finalised following DPIE review.

Question asked on 24 March 2020 (session 57-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 54
Answer received on 28 April 2020 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 55