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SUPPLEMENTARY

BUSINESS PAPER

 

General Meeting

 

Wednesday,† 20 February, 2013

at 6:30 PM

 

 

 


Hornsby Shire Council†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Table of Contents

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

SUPPLEMENTARY ITEMS ††††††

Item 20†† MM1/13 NSW Joint Standing Committee on the Office of the Valuer General - Inquiry into the Land Valuation System - Hornsby Quarry........................ 1

 

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Mayoral Minute No. MM1/13

Date of Meeting: 20/02/2013

 

20††††† NSW JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE OFFICE OF THE VALUER GENERAL - INQUIRY INTO THE LAND VALUATION SYSTEM - HORNSBY QUARRY†††

 

 

The Joint Standing Committee on the Office of the Valuer General is currently conducting an inquiry into the land valuation system.† This coincides with Councilís legal action seeking compensation for the Valuer Generalís alleged negligent action resulting in the excessive amount paid by Council for the compulsory acquisition of Hornsby Quarry in 2002.

 

Concurrent to this action, Council is exploring all reasonable means to ensure that the long term future of the Hornsby Quarry will result in a valuable community asset.† However, the remediation of the site will require cooperation from other levels of government.

 

Accordingly, it is appropriate that Council write to the Valuer Generalís Inquiry advising it of Councilís current legal actions against the Valuer General and the Valuer Generalís agents.† In addition, Council should write to the Premier seeking the NSW Governmentís financial support and technical expertise to assist Council in its efforts to achieve a long term solution for the Hornsby Quarry.

 

RECOMMENDATION

THAT Council write to the:

 

1.†††††††† Valuer Generalís Inquiry advising of Councilís current legal actions against the Valuer General and the Valuer Generalís agents in respect of the Hornsby Quarry.

 

2.†††††††† Premier seeking the NSW Governmentís financial support and technical expertise assisting Council in its efforts to achieve a long term solution to the future use and management of the Hornsby Quarry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEVE RUSSELL

Mayor

 

Attachments:

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File Reference:†††††††††† F2004/08984-07

Document Number:†††† D02122681