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Corruption ‘cannot be ruled out’ in controversial Sydney land deal

May 21, 2021Uncategorized

The NSW Auditor-General Margaret Crawford has found misconduct or corruption cannot be ruled out in the state government’s controversial purchase of a highly contaminated parcel of land at Camellia near Parramatta for a multibillion-dollar light rail project.

It was concluded that Transport for NSW carried out an “ineffective process” by failing to formally value the six-hectare site at Camellia, and assessing the cost of cleaning the land up, before buying it.

Taxpayers are now on the hook for an extra $107 million to clean up the site.

Read the full article on The Sydney Morning Herald.