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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Has Council Sold Dalmeny Land Under Wrong Address

The Beagle Editor,

Council announced the sale of over 40 Ha of public land to developer Andrew Scarano in October last year. However new information shows that the address used by Council in all meetings and reporting, 16 Tatiara St, is incorrect, and actually describes a 3 bedroom house rather than a huge area of native bush land.

There are questions to be answered regarding how the wrong address came to be used, and whether the contract of sale contains incorrect information.

How might the owner of the Tatiara St adress feel about Council selling their home to a Sydney development company? Perhaps they will be pleased considering the sale price of $4.7 million.

When reporting the proposed land sale, the subject land was described by Council’s Director of Planning as Lot 2 DP1151341, 16 Tatiara Street, Dalmeny.

This description is not consistent with other public information about the site. On 17 January 2022 the NSW Department of Planning and Environment planning portal gave the full description as 16 Acacia Close Dalmeny; Lots 16-18/ DP 262089; Lot 2/ DP 1151341; Lot 86/DP253659.

Subsequent review of the Planning Portal on 23 January 2022 showed surveying work and subdivision from the portion of community land as completed and a different property description given.

Nevertheless, for the purposes of accuracy, integrity and transparency, it is concerning that the wrong street address was used in reporting to the council.

  • Why was the incorrect property description used when reporting the sale to Council?

  • How did this happen given that 16 Tatiara Street is a single residential allotment of about 600 sq m in area?

  • Why were no QA checks done given the scale and scope of the proposed sale?

  • How does this affect the contract of sale?

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