@ Jimmy: “The risk to council is that the community-owned …

Comment on At last, public will get a say on Anzac Oval: Town Council by Evelyne Roullet.

@ Jimmy: “The risk to council is that the community-owned asset may be compulsorily acquired.” Compulsory? No, Jimmy acquisition, or “resumption” is when an authority like the Government acquires privately owned land or property.
Most commonly it is done in order to build infrastructure like roads or public transport, but other reasons property could be acquired include public safety – in cases of contamination for instance.
That compulsory acquisition is usually done to make what people hope are big improvements to their communities. Certainly not the case of our oval.
It belongs to the ratepayers, not the council which comes and goes.
Therefore an objection should be recorded by the ratepayers if after a real fair survey the majority opposes the acquisition.
An objection is to contain particulars of the effect that the acquisition would have on the interest that the person (ratepayers) objecting has or claims to have in the land.
The Minister may, at any time before the date of acquisition, modify or abandon a proposal.
The Minister must cause notice of any modification or abandonment of a proposal to be lodged with each affected person; and consultation is to take place over a period of three months if the proposal relates to less than five hectares of land.
I believe that the process will take so long that Gunner will be gone. Maybe it is time to start a Ratepayers’s Association.

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