Randwick won’t be joining legal challenge against Allianz Stadium approval – 29th January 2019

Labor, Liberal and independent councillors have combined to defeat an amendment put by Randwick’s three Greens Councillors that legal action be commenced against the Government’s Planning Minister over the consent.

The unsuccessful amendment by Greens Murray Matson, Philipa Veitch and Lindsay Shurey read as follows.

That Council.

  1. join Waverley Council in commencing a legal challenge against the development consent issued for the redevelopment of the Sydney Football Stadium; and
  2. commence a public campaign requesting the Minister for Planning to cease any further demolition works and give proper consideration to design excellence provisions; and
  3. write to the leader of the NSW Opposition the Hon. Michael Daley, with a request that if Labor is elected to government at the March 23 State election, he will authorize the NSW State Government to reimburse Randwick City Council for costs incurred in pursuing the legal challenge.

The final successful motion put by Labor Councillor Tony Bowen will be available on the Council web site by noon tomorrow, Wednesday 30th of January 2019. Amongst other things it commits Randwick to spending $5,000 to commence a public campaign against the Liberal Minister for Planning on demolition works which are understood to commence tomorrow.

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