Council is seeking public comment on the draft ‘Acquisition and Divestment of Land Policy 2019’ placed on public exhibition between Friday 6 September 2019 and Friday 4 October 2019.
The draft Policy has been prepared following a review of the current Acquisition and Divestment of Land Policy, approved by Council on 10 June 2014. If adopted by Council, the draft Policy will supersede the current Policy.
The ‘Acquisition and Divestment of Land Policy 2019’ outlines the criteria which must be considered prior to the acquisition or divestment of Council owned land and explains the process involved.
Changes from the 2014 Policy include increasing the property value threshold from $2 million to $4 million. This means that under the proposed Policy where the value of a property to be acquired or divested is expected to be less than $4 million, one valuation must be sought and where the expected value exceeds $4 million, two valuations must be sought.
This increase has been proposed due to the significant rise in housing prices since 2014 when the last Acquisition and Divestment of Land Policy was adopted. Minor changes have also been made to the formatting of the Policy and the included list of related legislation has also been updated.
View the Draft Acquisition and Divestment of Land Policy 2019 (pdf. 492KB)
A hard copy may be viewed at Council’s Customer Service Centre, Level 4, 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon during business hours.
Written comments on the proposal should quote reference S08177 and be received by the closing date of Friday 4 October 2019.
Online: Use the 'Submit your comment direct to Council' button at the top right of this page (note: maximum 300 words).
Post: The General Manager Ku-ring-gai Council Locked Bag 1006 Gordon NSW 2072
Submissions must be received by 5pm, Friday 4 October 2019.
It should be noted that submissions may be reproduced in Council Reports, in Court proceedings, or in accordance with the provisions of the NSW Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.