Community protest has so far halted construction in the park because the City has actively opposed the State Government’s compulsory acquisition of around 7,000 square metres of our park.
Tragically, the Minister for Roads announced just days before Christmas that he had rejected the City’s appeal and the RMS would proceed to take occupation of the acquired land along Campbell Road and Euston Road. Right now, our legal staff are exploring every option to ensure the Government only uses the land it has authority to access.
Below I've detailed the changes to the ownership and legal uses of land at Sydney Park as a result of the State Government’s WestConnex project. The City's CEO, Monica Barone, outlined these changes in a letter to the community this week.
We will continue opposing WestConnex, challenging the Government's compulsory acquisition and doing everything we can to limit the negative impacts of this devastating project.