NSW PARLIAMENT LEGISLATION REVIEW COMMITTEE … AND WHAT IT HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE SYDNEY METRO BILL …

 

NSW PARLIAMENT LEGISLATION REVIEW COMMITTEE … AND WHAT IT HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE SYDNEY METRO BILL …

Parliament’s Legislation Review Committee, (page v) had this to say about the Metro Bill 2018

“Insufficiently subjects the exercise of legislative power to parliamentary scrutiny: s 8A(1)(b)(v) of the LRA

Uncertain scope of potential powers to develop land Under the Bill, Sydney Metro can acquire and develop land for residential, retail and commercial purposes on land in the locality of an actual or proposed metro station, depot or stabling yard.

The land on which Sydney Metro can do this will be shown on a map adopted by an order of the Minister for Planning, made with the concurrence of the Minister for Transport, and which will be published in the Gazette.

In light of Sydney Metro’s powers under the Bill to acquire and develop land for a wide variety of purposes, and because ‘locality’ is not defined in the Bill, the Committee is concerned that the map is not subject to an appropriate level of parliamentary scrutiny.

The Committee draws this to the attention of Parliament.”

View concerning the Sydney Metro Bill 2018:

Click to access Digest%20No%2053%20-%201%20May%202018.pdf

Transport Administration Amendment (Sydney Metro) Bill 2018
An Act to amend the Transport Administration Act 1988 and other legislation to establish Sydney Metro and to facilitate the development, implementation and operation of a metro in Sydney; and for related purposes.

NOTE above “for related purposes”.

The screen shot below also clearly shows the Bill passed the Lower House with-out amendment.

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SOURCE:  https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/DBAssets/CommitteesDigest/AddInformation/620/Digest%20No%2053%20-%201%20May%202018.pdf

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