The distress of homeowners subjected to compulsory demolition orders under the WestConnex toll road project has turned to outrage after Labor revealed NSW premier Mike Bairdconcealed a report that recommended comprehensive reform to the process. NSW shadow roads minister Jodi McKay takes up the case.
Whole neighbourhoods have been acquired and demolished to construct the WestConnex.
Thousands of people have had their homes and businesses compulsorily acquired to make way for a toll road.
It is a traumatic and distressing experience. It will take years for these families to recover from the ordeal of having their homes taken from them.
Set of recommendations to make the process by which properties are acquired fairer.
But the distress has turned to outrage after revelations by Labor that Mike Baird concealed a report that recommended comprehensive reform to the whole process.
The report, from barrister David Russell SC, cost almost $100,000 and was a thorough review of compulsory acquisitions.
He released an issues paper, undertook consultation and provided the government with a comprehensive set of recommendations to make the process by which properties are acquired fairer.