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NSW Transport Minister requests ICAC probe into polluted Light Rail land

Nov 18, 2020News

NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance has requested the state’s anti-corruption watchdog to investigate a parcel of highly contaminated land at 6 Grand Avenue, Camellia. The land was purchased by the NSW Government for $53.5 million to be used for the Light Rail project. 

The purchase has recently been scrutinised for allegedly being costed for more than three times its actual value. 

The land, heavily polluted, is scoped to become the main depot and stabling yard for trams. It is set to cost taxpayers $52.7 million to contain and treat the toxins at the site. The presence of contaminants has been known to the landowner for three decades.

Read the full article on The Sydney Morning Herald.