Land at 1 Hillview Cres and 25 Pacific Hwy, Tuggerah, is expected to be compulsorily acquired by Central Coast Council for the construction of a shared pathway.
A report from the Directorate of Assets Infrastructure and Business, recommended Councillors give approval to acquire the land for road widening for the construction of a shared pathway.
The shared path is to link the existing path at Tuggerah Public School to the intersection of the Pacific Hwy and Wyong Rd.
“The purpose of the path is to provide safe access for pedestrians and cyclists, in particular school children,” the staff report said.
The land to be acquired is part of Lot 7019 DP 1076631 at 25 Pacific Hwy, Tuggerah, and part of Lot 0 SP 61599 at 1 Hillview Cres, Tuggerah.
Council will proceed to compulsorily acquire the land in the event that negotiations with the property owners cannot be satisfactorily resolved.
Council will need to apply to the Minister for Local Government for the approval of the Minister and the consent of the Governor in order to proceed with the compulsory acquisition.
“The owners of the affected land have been consulted by the Road Assets, Planning and Design Unit and advised of Council’s proposal to construct the shared pathway and to acquire part of their land for road widening,” the report said.
“Property and Infrastructure Services has also written to all affected owners to inform them of the road widening proposal and the associated proposal to acquire parts of the affected properties to accommodate the road widening.
“A response has been received from the owner of 25 Pacific Hwy, Tuggerah, and negotiations are continuing.
“The owner of 1 Hillview Cres, Tuggerah, has received Council’s letter and has indicated that he is likely to agree to the proposal.
“Should Council authorise the acquisition of the affected land, consultation will continue with the owners with a view to acquire the affected parts of their properties by agreement.
“If Councillors did not vote to authorise the acquisition of the land when they met on June 12, the project could not go ahead,” the report said.
Agenda item 3.2, Jun 12
Central Coast Council ordinary meeting