On Thursday 27 February the Greens motion calling for the release of the Yarra Bay Business Case, related emails and associated documents was successfully passed by the NSW Parliament.
These will be tabled in 14 days and hopefully give some much needed transparency for these controversial plans.
Greens MP David Shoebridge said:
“We’re glad to have succeeded in forcing some transparency from the NSW Government which has been trying hiding the business case for their controversial cruise terminal at Yarra Bay.
“Locals have been calling for more information and justification for the plan which will wreck this beautiful bay and destroy their local amenity.
“When these documents are released we will critically examine them and ensure they are shared with the local community who deserve to be informed and consulted.
“We achieved this win in Parliament because of the extraordinarily strong community campaign,” Mr Shoebridge said.
Standing Order 52 Notice of Motion:
I give notice that on the next sitting day I will move: That, under standing order 52, there be laid upon the table of the House within 14 days of the date of passing of this resolution the following documents in the possession, custody or control of the Port Authority of New South Wales, the Department of Transport, the Minister for Transport and Roads, the Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Infrastructure NSW or the Department of Premier and Cabinet:
(a) the final strategic business case and any draft strategic business cases on the proposal for a cruise ship terminal at Yarra Bay or Molineux Point,
(b) any correspondence between the Port Authority of New South Wales and the Minister for Transport and Roads relating to the proposal for a cruise ship terminal at Yarra Bay or Molineux Point,
(c) any correspondence between the Port Authority of New South Wales and the Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney relating to the proposal for a cruise ship terminal at Yarra Bay or Molineux Point, and
(d) any legal or other advice regarding the scope or validity of this order of the House created as a result of this order of the House.