Sydney Olympic Park Authority Act 2001 No 57
Current version for 1 December 2018 to date (accessed 5 August 2020 at 01:09)
Part 4
Part 4 Functions of Authority
Division 1 Principal functions
13   Functions—generally
(1)  The Authority has the following functions:
(a)  to promote, co-ordinate and manage the orderly and economic development and use of Sydney Olympic Park, including the provision and management of infrastructure,
(b)  to promote, co-ordinate, organise, manage, undertake, secure, provide and conduct cultural, sporting, educational, commercial, residential, tourist, recreational, entertainment and transport activities and facilities (including the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre),
(c)  to protect and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of Sydney Olympic Park, particularly the Millennium Parklands,
(d)  to provide, operate and maintain public transport facilities within Sydney Olympic Park,
(e)  to liaise with and maintain arrangements with Olympic organisations, such as the International Olympic Committee and the Australian Olympic Committee Incorporated.
(2)    (Repealed)
14   Other functions
(1)  The Authority has such other functions as are conferred or imposed on it by or under this or any other Act.
(2)  The Authority may do all such supplemental, incidental or consequential acts as may be necessary or expedient for the exercise of its functions.
15   Exercise of functions—principles of ecologically sustainable development
In carrying out any of its functions, the Authority is to take into consideration, where relevant, the principles of ecologically sustainable development within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1993.
16   Land on which Authority’s functions may be exercised
The Authority, with the consent of the Minister, may exercise its functions (other than its functions under Divisions 2–5) on or in relation to land outside Sydney Olympic Park.
Division 2 Local government and environmental planning functions
17   Interpretation: Division 2
(1)  For the purposes of this Division, development is carried out by the Authority if the development is carried out by, for or on behalf of the Authority.
(2)  Words and expressions used in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and in this Division have the same meanings in this Division as they have in that Act.
(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply to the extent that the context or subject-matter otherwise indicates or requires.
18   Master plan
(1)  For the purpose of assisting it in the exercise of its functions under this Act, the Authority is to prepare and maintain a master plan for Sydney Olympic Park.
(2)  The master plan may make provision for or with respect to the following:
(a)  the development and use of land and buildings,
(b)  the provision of public transport services,
(c)  the management of roads,
(d)  the protection, enhancement and use of waterfront areas, parklands and areas of natural vegetation,
(e)  the use and management of the public domain.
(2A)  Provisions of the master plan may apply to the whole or any part of Sydney Olympic Park.
(3)  The Authority, in preparing the master plan, must ensure that public notice of the draft plan is given in a newspaper circulating throughout the State.
(4)  The master plan has no effect unless it is approved by the Minister for Planning. The Minister may not approve the master plan unless it complies with the requirements of the environmental planning instrument referred to in subsection (7).
(5)  The Minister for Planning must not approve the master plan, or any amendment of the master plan, unless that Minister has considered whether the master plan or the amendment is consistent with the Environmental Guidelines.
(6)  The master plan for Sydney Olympic Park must be consistent with the plan of management for the Millennium Parklands under Division 3 of this Part.
(7)  An environmental planning instrument (within the meaning of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979) or the regulations made under that Act, or both, must make provision for or with respect to the application and effect of the master plan and public exhibition requirements for the master plan.
19   Authority’s functions as a local government council
(1)  The Authority, in relation to Sydney Olympic Park, has and may exercise to any necessary extent the functions of a council (within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1993) under:
(a)  sections 24, 25, 26 and 46 of this Act, and
(b)  a provision of any other Act or a statutory instrument that is specified by the regulations,
and, for the purpose of the exercise of those functions, Sydney Olympic Park may be taken to be an area (within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1993).
(2)  The regulations may specify a provision of any other Act or a statutory instrument as in force for the time being or as in force at a date specified by the regulations.
(3)  A function conferred on the Authority under this section is subject to such modifications (if any) as may be specified in the regulations.
(4)  If the Authority so determines, it may exercise a function conferred on it under this section to the exclusion of a council.
(5)  The Authority may revoke a determination under this section.
(6)  The Authority must notify the making or revocation of a determination under this section to any council affected by it.
(7)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not extend to a function the exercise of which is delegated to a council by RMS unless RMS consents to the exercise of the function by the Authority.
20   Development to be consistent with Environmental Guidelines
Before carrying out any proposed development, the Authority is to consider whether the proposed development is consistent with the Environmental Guidelines.
21   Environmental planning instruments and development control plans
The Authority may, at the request of the Secretary of the Department of Planning and Environment, provide resources or undertake work in relation to the preparation of environmental planning instruments and development control plans under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
22   Consent authority
(1)  The consent authority for any development carried out by any person on land within Sydney Olympic Park is the Minister for Planning.
(2)  In determining an application for consent to carry out development on land within Sydney Olympic Park, the Minister for Planning must consider the consistency of the proposed development with the Environmental Guidelines.
23   Contributions under sec 94 of EP and A Act
The Minister for Planning may prepare and approve a contributions plan under Division 6 of Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 for use in relation to the determination of applications to carry out development for which the Minister is the consent authority under section 22.
24   Certification of development
(1)  A consent authority may delegate its functions under Part 4A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 in relation to Sydney Olympic Park to the Authority.
(2)  In the exercise of the functions delegated in accordance with this section, the Authority is taken to be a consent authority for the purposes of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
25   Powers of enforcement
The Authority may exercise the functions of a council under Part 6 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
26   Subdivision legislation—subdivision approval by Authority
(1)  The functions of a council in relation to approvals for plans of subdivision under the Conveyancing Act 1919, the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 or the Community Land Development Act 1989 may be exercised by the Authority in the case of development carried out by the Authority.
(2)  The approval of a council is not required for any plan that is approved by the Authority in the exercise of those functions.
27   Development of major sites not owned by Authority within Sydney Olympic Park Development Area
A person cannot make a development application for consent to carry out development on land:
(a)  that is not owned by the Authority, and
(b)  that is within the Sydney Olympic Park Development Area, and
(c)  that:
(i)  has an area of not less than 10,000 square metres, or
(ii)  comprises or will result in development having not less than 20,000 square metres of built space,
unless the person has first notified the Authority of the application in writing.
Division 3 Millennium Parklands
28   Authority’s objects concerning the Millennium Parklands
The objects of the Authority in relation to the Millennium Parklands are as follows:
(a)  to maintain and improve the Millennium Parklands,
(b)  to encourage the use and enjoyment of the Millennium Parklands by the public by promoting and increasing the recreational, historical, scientific, educational and cultural value of the Millennium Parklands,
(c)  to maintain, in accordance with any relevant plan of management referred to in this Part and the regulations, the public’s right to the use of the Millennium Parklands,
(d)  to ensure the protection of the environment within the Millennium Parklands,
(e)  in relation to the Newington Nature Reserve, to ensure the achievement of the purposes for which the nature reserve is deemed to be dedicated under section 49 (3) of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974,
(f)  such other objects, consistent with the functions of the Authority in relation to the Millennium Parklands, as the Authority considers appropriate.
29   Authority’s functions concerning the Millennium Parklands
The Authority has the following functions in relation to the Millennium Parklands:
(a)  to maintain the Millennium Parklands,
(b)  to permit the use of the whole or any part of the Millennium Parklands for activities of a recreational, historical, scientific, educational or cultural nature,
(c)  to exercise such other functions of the Authority as are necessary or convenient in order to give effect to any relevant plan of management referred to in this Part.
30   Newington (formerly Silverwater) Nature Reserve
(1)  This section applies to the Silverwater Nature Reserve dedicated by proclamation published in Government Gazette No 121 of 15 September 2000 at page 10588.
(2)  The name of the nature reserve is altered to Newington Nature Reserve.
(3)  Nothing in subsection (2) affects section 51 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.
(4)  Nothing in this Act affects the continuing application of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, and the regulations under that Act, to the Newington Nature Reserve.
(5)  In order to assist the making of future additions of land to the Newington Nature Reserve, the Authority must manage the lands adjoining the Reserve in sympathy with the Reserve.
31   Prohibition against disposal or compulsory acquisition
(1)  The Authority must not sell, mortgage or otherwise dispose of the Millennium Parklands, or any part of the Millennium Parklands.
(2)  Despite any other Act, the Millennium Parklands, or any part of the Millennium Parklands, cannot be compulsorily acquired except by an Act of Parliament.
(3)  This section does not affect the operation of section 32.
32   Grant of leases, easements and licences
(1)  The Authority may, in accordance with the provisions of this section and with the approval of the Minister, grant:
(a)  leases of parts of the Millennium Parklands, and
(b)  easements through, on or in the Millennium Parklands, and
(c)  licences for use of parts of the Millennium Parklands.
(2)  A lease, licence or any other interest or estate in respect of the Millennium Parklands may be granted by the Authority:
(a)  for the provision of public utilities and works associated with or ancillary to public utilities, or
(b)  in accordance with an express authorisation in the plan of management for the Millennium Parklands and with such provisions of the plan of management as apply to the granting of the lease, licence or other interest or estate.
(3)  The plan of management is to specify the purpose for which any such lease, licence or other interest or estate is to be granted by tender only.
(4)  If the Authority proposes to grant a lease, licence or other interest or estate in respect of the Millennium Parklands, the Authority must:
(a)  give public notice of the proposal, and
(b)  exhibit notice of the proposal on the land to which the proposal relates, and
(c)  give notice of the proposal to such persons as appear to the Authority to own or occupy the land adjoining the land to which the proposal relates.
(5)  The notice of the proposal must include:
(a)  information sufficient to identify the land concerned, and
(b)  the purpose for which the land will be used under the proposed lease, licence or other interest or estate, and
(c)  the full term of the proposed lease, licence or other interest or estate, and
(d)  the name (if known) of the person to whom it is proposed to grant the lease, licence or other interest or estate, and
(e)  a statement that submissions in writing may be made with respect to the granting of the proposed lease, licence or other interest or estate within such period (of not less than 28 days) as is specified in the notice.
(6)  Any person may make a submission in writing on the proposal to the Authority during the period specified in the notice.
(7)  The Authority must, before granting the proposed lease, licence or other interest or estate, take into consideration all submissions duly made to it.
(8)  In addition to any other restrictions created by a lease granted under subsection (1), land that is the subject of any such lease cannot be sublet for a purpose other than a purpose for which the land is permitted to be used under the plan of management.
(9)  The Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, impose restrictions on the use of, or impose positive covenants on, the Millennium Parklands or other lands in accordance with sections 88D and 88E of the Conveyancing Act 1919.
(10)  A lease granted under subsection (1) (a) may not have a term that, together with the term of any further lease that may be granted pursuant to an option contained in the lease, exceeds 25 years.
(11)  Subsection (10) does not apply to a lease that:
(a)  grants to Cawbac Pty Limited (or any transferee, assignee or successor in title) the same estate or interest in the Millennium Parklands as it had under a lease of the same lands in force immediately before 1 January 1988, and
(b)  is for a term that, together with any further term available on the exercise of an option for a further lease, expires not later than 31 December 2009.
(12)  This section does not apply to the Newington (formerly Silverwater) Nature Reserve.
(12A)  Despite subsection (1), the Chief Executive, or a member of staff of the Authority designated in writing by the Chief Executive for the purposes of this subsection, may grant a licence referred to in subsection (1) (c) that is for a term of 5 years or less without having to obtain the Minister’s approval for the grant.
(13)  In this section, easement includes an easement without a dominant tenement referred to in section 88A of the Conveyancing Act 1919.
33   Precincts
(1)  The Authority may divide the Millennium Parklands into precincts.
(2)  The Authority may abolish one or more precincts or change the boundaries of a precinct.
(3)  The Authority may name or rename a precinct.
34   Preparation of plan of management
(1)  The Authority, in accordance with any directions of the Minister, must prepare or ensure the preparation of a plan of management for the Millennium Parklands.
(2)  The plan of management is to contain a detailed written scheme of the operations proposed to be undertaken in respect of the Millennium Parklands.
(3)  The plan of management may incorporate a plan of management prepared by the Chief Executive of the Office of Environment and Heritage under Part 5 (Plans of management) of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 in relation to the Newington Nature Reserve.
(4)  Sections 36–36N of the Local Government Act 1993 (other than sections 36 (1) and (2), 36A (2), 36A (3) (d) and (5), 36B (3), (4) (d) and (6), 36C (2) and (5) and 36D (2), (3) (d) and (5) of that Act) apply to and in respect of the Millennium Parklands as if:
(a)  the Millennium Parklands were community land within the meaning of that Act, and
(b)  the Authority were a council within the meaning of that Act, and
(c)  section 36 (4) of that Act included “contaminated land” as a category.
(5)  A plan of management, and a report that includes a summary of public submissions and responses by the Authority, must be available for public inspection at, and purchase from, the office of the Authority during ordinary office hours.
(6)  The Authority must ensure that the plan of management includes, after consultation with the Chief Executive of the Office of Environment and Heritage, a proposal that land adjoining the Newington Nature Reserve is to be managed as a buffer to that reserve.
35   Adoption of plan of management
(1)  When the plan of management has been prepared, the Authority is to give public notice that the plan has been prepared and must, in the notice:
(a)  specify the address of the place at which copies of the plan may be inspected, and
(b)  specify the address to which representations in connection with the plan may be forwarded.
(2)  Any person may, within one month after public notice is given, or within such longer period as may be specified in the notice, make representations to the Authority concerning the plan of management.
(3)  The Authority must refer all representations to the Advisory Committee for Millennium Parklands established under section 62 for its consideration and advice.
(4)  The Authority is to submit the plan of management to the Minister together with any comments and suggested amendments of the Advisory Committee for Millennium Parklands and a report that includes a summary of public submissions and responses by the Authority.
(5)  The Minister may:
(a)  adopt the plan of management, without alteration or with such alterations as the Minister thinks fit, or
(b)  refer the plan of management back to the Authority for further consideration.
(6)  The Minister must not adopt the plan of management unless the Minister for the Environment has concurred in the adoption of the plan.
(7)  Once the plan of management is adopted, any member of the public is entitled to inspect, free of charge, at the office of the Authority during ordinary office hours:
(a)  a copy of the plan, and
(b)  a copy of a report on the public submissions, and the responses by the Authority, made in respect of the plan.
(8)  The Minister must not adopt the plan of management, or any amendment of a plan of management, unless the Minister has considered the consistency of the plan, or the amendment, with the Environmental Guidelines.
36   Amendment or cancellation of plan of management
(1)  The Authority may, in accordance with any directions of the Minister:
(a)  amend the plan of management from time to time, or
(b)  cancel the plan of management and substitute a new plan.
(2)  Sections 34 and 35 apply to an amendment of the plan of management or the substitution of the plan of management in the same way as they apply to the preparation or the adoption of the plan of management.
(3)  However, sections 34 and 35 do not apply to a plan of management made as referred to in section 34 (3) that is incorporated into the plan of management.
37   Carrying out of plan of management
(1)  The Authority is to carry out and give effect to a plan of management adopted by the Minister.
(2)  The Millennium Parklands must be used and managed in accordance with the plan of management.
(3)  Pending adoption of the plan, the nature and use of the Millennium Parklands cannot be changed.
Division 4 Roads and traffic management functions
38   Roads
(1)  A road within Sydney Olympic Park cannot be provided, opened, dedicated, closed (within the meaning of Part 4 of the Roads Act 1993) or realigned by the Crown, a public authority or any person except with the consent of the Authority.
(2)  Except as provided by subsection (1), this Division does not affect the application of the Roads Act 1993 or any other Act to a road within Sydney Olympic Park.
39   Roads for which Authority is roads authority
The Authority is the roads authority under the Roads Act 1993 in relation to the public roads within Sydney Olympic Park that are vested in it.
40   Private roads
A private road, or part of a private road, within Sydney Olympic Park cannot be:
(a)  provided, opened, closed or realigned, or
(b)  regulated in its use, or
(c)  used for a purpose other than a road,
except with the consent of the Authority.
41   Traffic management plans
(1)  The Authority is to prepare a traffic management plan, or plans, for all roads within Sydney Olympic Park, including roads that are coloured mauve on the drawing marked “Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Sydney Olympic Park, Drawing Number HS-J-L-006” dated 29 May 2001 and deposited in the office of the Authority.
(2)  The Authority:
(a)  may control and regulate traffic in any manner and for any purpose, and
(b)  may temporarily close a road at any time and for any purpose,
in accordance with a traffic management plan.
(3)  A traffic management plan may, with the consent of the owner or occupier of a private road, apply to a private road within Sydney Olympic Park in the same way as it applies to roads within Sydney Olympic Park that are not private roads, subject to subsection (4).
(4)  A traffic management plan cannot authorise the closure of a private road unless the owner or occupier of the private road has consented to the closure. Such a consent may be given generally or in a particular case or class of cases.
(5)  A traffic management plan is to be prepared in consultation with RMS and does not have effect unless and until RMS has consented in writing to the plan.
(6)  The consent of RMS under subsection (5) is taken to be a consent for the purposes of the Roads Act 1993 and the road transport legislation (within the meaning of the Road Transport Act 2013) in so far as the consent of RMS would, but for this subsection, be required under that Act or that legislation in relation to any matter dealt with in or arising under the traffic management plan.
(7)  The Authority may amend a traffic management plan from time to time. Subsection (5) applies to the amendment of a traffic management plan in the same way as it applies to a traffic management plan.
(8)  Nothing in this section affects the functions of the Authority as a roads authority under the Roads Act 1993.
42   Offences relating to road closures
(1)  If, under this Part, a road is closed to vehicles (whether or not it is also closed to pedestrians) by the use of a sign or barrier:
(a)  a person must not bring a vehicle onto the road contrary to the sign or by interfering with the barrier, except as permitted by a person authorised by the Authority or RMS, or a police officer, and
(b)  a person in charge of a vehicle situated on the road:
(i)  who is informed by a person authorised by the Authority or RMS, or a police officer, that the road is closed, and
(ii)  who is directed by such a person, or a police officer, to remove the vehicle from the road,
must remove the vehicle from the road as soon as practicable after the direction is given.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(2)  If, under this Part, a road is closed to pedestrians (whether or not it is also closed to vehicles) by use of a sign or barrier:
(a)  a person must not enter the road contrary to the sign or by interfering with the barrier, except as permitted by a person authorised by the Authority or RMS, or a police officer, or
(b)  a person on the road:
(i)  who is informed by a person authorised by the Authority or RMS, or a police officer, that the road is closed, and
(ii)  who is directed by such a person, or a police officer, to leave the road,
must leave the road as soon as practicable after the direction is given.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(3)  A person must not damage, remove or interfere with a sign or barrier erected or provided for the purpose of closing a road under this Part, except as permitted by a person authorised by the Authority or RMS, or a police officer.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
43   Effect of road closure
A road, or any part of a road, within Sydney Olympic Park does not cease to be a road for the purposes of the road transport legislation (within the meaning of the Road Transport Act 2013), the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 or any other Act or law because it is closed or access to it is restricted or the use of it is restricted under this or any other Act.
44   Removal of unattended motor vehicles and trailers
(1)  This section applies to an unattended motor vehicle or trailer at Sydney Olympic Park that:
(a)  is standing unlawfully, or
(b)  constitutes a danger to persons or property, or
(c)  is causing an obstruction.
(2)  The Authority may, at any time, direct a person authorised by the Authority to remove an unattended motor vehicle or trailer to which this section applies from Sydney Olympic Park, or from any part of Sydney Olympic Park to another part of Sydney Olympic Park, if the Authority is of the opinion that it is necessary to do so.
(3)  Section 143 of the Road Transport Act 2013 applies to motor vehicles or trailers to which this section applies in the same way as it applies to an unattended motor vehicle or trailer unlawfully standing on a prescribed place within the meaning of that section.
(4)  In this section, motor vehicle and trailer have the same meanings as in the Road Transport Act 2013.
45   Delegation of functions by RMS to the Authority
The Authority is taken to be an authorised person for the purposes of section 50 of the Transport Administration Act 1988.
Note.
 The effect of this section is to enable RMS to delegate any of its functions (other than the power of delegation) to the Authority.
46   Parking
The Authority has, in relation to land within Sydney Olympic Park, the same functions as a council and other persons and bodies have under the statutory rules made under the Road Transport Act 2013 in respect of pay parking.
Division 5 Environment protection
47   (Repealed)
48   Maintenance and extension of water reuse system
(1)  The Authority must maintain and extend, to the greatest extent practicable, the use of the Water Reclamation and Management Scheme at Sydney Olympic Park.
(2)  The Authority must encourage the use of renewable energy.
48A   Legal proceedings and other noise abatement action
(1)  No criminal proceedings, no civil proceedings (whether at law or in equity) and no noise abatement action may be taken against any person with respect to the emission of noise from Sydney Olympic Park in relation to a major event.
(2)  The emission of such noise from Sydney Olympic Park does not constitute a public or private nuisance.
(3)  This section does not apply to or in respect of noise that exceeds the maximum permissible noise level at the closest residential facade.
(4)  This section does not limit or otherwise affect:
(a)  the operation of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 or any instrument under that Act in its application to land comprising any part of Sydney Olympic Park, except section 121B of that Act to the extent the functions conferred by that section are not exercised by the Authority, or
(b)  the functions of the Authority under sections 19 and 25 of this Act.
(5)  For the purposes of this section:
closest residential facade, in relation to noise, means:
(a)  the residential facade closest to the source of the noise, or
(b)  if there is more than one source of noise, the residential facade closest to where the noise is loudest,
where a reference to a residential facade is a reference to an outside wall of a building containing residential accommodation.
major event means a business-oriented occasion or a cultural, social or sporting related occasion occurring on a single day, including an exhibition, a festival, a show and other like happening:
(a)  designed for more than 10,000 patrons or participants at a single major event venue, or
(b)  designed for more than 20,000 patrons or participants at two or more major event venues, or
(c)  that involves a total floor area of temporary tents or marquees of more than 1,000 square metres, or
(d)  that involves a total floor area of a temporary stage or platform of more than 300 square metres.
maximum permissible noise level means:
(a)  a noise level of 85dB (A) (LA10, 15mins), or
(b)  if some other noise level is prescribed by the regulations, that other level,
being, in either case, a noise level determined in accordance with:
(c)  Australian Standard AS 1055.1—1997, Acoustics—Description and measurement of environmental noise, Part 1: General procedures, as in force from time to time, or
(d)  Australian Standard AS 1259.1—1990, Acoustics—Sound level meters, Part 1: Non-integrating, as in force from time to time, or
(e)  Australian Standard AS 2659.1—1988, Guide to the use of sound-measuring equipment, Part 1: Portable sound level meters, as in force from time to time.
noise abatement action means:
(a)  the issuing of a noise control notice, noise abatement order or noise abatement direction under section 264, 268 or 276 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, or
(b)  the issuing of an order with respect to noise under section 121B of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 by a person other than the Authority, or
(c)  action of the kind that may be taken following a complaint under section 79 of the Liquor Act 2007, or
(d)  any other action of a kind prescribed by the regulations.
Division 6 Ancillary functions
49   Amendment of Environmental Guidelines
(1)  The Authority may, with the consent of the Minister, amend the Environmental Guidelines.
(2)  Before the Minister gives consent to a proposed amendment to the Environmental Guidelines, the Authority must:
(a)  give public notice of its intention to amend the Guidelines, and
(b)  publicly exhibit the proposed amendment for a period of not less than 28 days.
(3)  During the period of public exhibition referred to in subsection (2) (b), any person may make a written submission to the Authority concerning the proposed amendment.
(4)  When submitting an amendment to the Minister for approval, the Authority must give the Minister a report that includes a summary of public submissions and responses by the Authority.
(5)  The Environmental Guidelines may be amended only if:
(a)  the proposed amendment will improve the environmental outcomes provided for in those Guidelines, and
(b)  the Minister for Planning has been consulted on the proposed amendment.
(6)  Any member of the public is entitled to inspect, free of charge, at the office of the Authority during ordinary business hours, a copy of the Environmental Guidelines and a copy of the report referred to in subsection (4).
50   Annual state of environment report
(1)  The Authority must produce an annual report as to the state of the environment in Sydney Olympic Park, and in particular in relation to the following environmental sectors:
(a)  land,
(b)  air,
(c)  water,
(d)  biodiversity,
(e)  waste,
(f)  noise,
(g)  Aboriginal heritage,
(h)  non-Aboriginal heritage,
with particular reference, with regard to each such environmental sector, to:
(i)  management plans relating to the environment, and
(j)  special projects relating to the environment, and
(k)  the environmental impact of activities at Sydney Olympic Park, and
(l)  environmental impacts from the operation of buildings at Sydney Olympic Park.
(2)  In preparing the report, the Authority must make reasonable endeavours to obtain information in relation to any land, building or facility that is not owned or under the control of the Authority and that is relevant for the purposes of this section.
51   Acquisition of land
The Authority may acquire land, for the purposes of this Act, by agreement or by compulsory process in accordance with the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991.
52   Application of Public Works Act 1912
(1)  For the purposes of the Public Works Act 1912, any acquisition of land under this Act is taken to be for an authorised work, and the Authority is, in relation to that authorised work, taken to be the Constructing Authority.
(2)  Sections 34, 35, 36 and 37 of the Public Works Act 1912 do not apply to or in respect of works constructed under this Act.
53   Dedication of land
(1)  The Authority may, by notification published in the Gazette, declare that it proposes to surrender land described or referred to in the notification to the Crown to be dedicated:
(a)  for any public purpose specified in the notification, or
(b)  if so specified in the notification, as a public road.
(2)  When the land is surrendered:
(a)  it becomes Crown land reserved from sale, lease or licence under the Crown Land Management Act 2016, and
(b)  on revocation of the reservation, it may be dedicated under that Act for the public purpose specified in the notification or under section 12 of the Roads Act 1993 as a public road.
(3)  The Authority may, in a notification published under subsection (1), limit the description of, or reference to, land to a specified depth below the surface of the land. If the description or reference is so limited, subsection (2) does not apply to land below the specified depth.
(4)  The Authority may, by notification published in the Gazette, declare any elevated or subterranean structure owned by the Authority that continues the line of a public road to be a public road. On the publication of the notification in the Gazette, the structure, except in relation to any vesting of the structure, is taken to be a public road.
54   Acquisition of property by gift, devise or bequest
(1)  The Authority may acquire by gift, devise or bequest any property for the purposes of this Act and may agree to carry out the conditions of any such gift, devise or bequest.
(2)  The rule of law against remoteness of vesting does not apply to any condition of a gift, devise or bequest to which the Authority has agreed.
(3)  The Duties Act 1997 does not apply to or in respect of any gift, devise or bequest made or to be made to the Authority.
55   Dealings with certain property acquired by gift, devise or bequest
(1)  The Authority must not sell, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of or deal with property acquired by gift, devise or bequest except:
(a)  if the property has been acquired subject to a condition to which the Authority has agreed under section 54 (1), in accordance with the condition, or
(b)  in any other case, with the approval of the Minister.
(2)  Despite subsection (1) but subject to subsection (3), if the Authority decides that any property that has been acquired by the Authority subject to a condition to which the Authority has agreed under section 54 (1) is not required for the purposes of the Authority, the Authority may:
(a)  sell the property and retain the proceeds of the sale as property of the Authority, or
(b)  exchange the property for other property, or
(c)  if the Authority is of the opinion that the property is of no commercial value, dispose of the property without valuable consideration,
in contravention of the condition.
(3)  The Authority must not sell, exchange or otherwise dispose of any property under subsection (2) except with the consent of the Minister and in accordance with any condition the Minister may impose upon the grant of that consent.
(4)  The Minister may consent to the sale, exchange or disposal of property for the purposes of this section and may impose any condition the Minister thinks fit upon the grant of that consent.
56   Exercise of Authority’s functions
The Authority, in the exercise of its functions, may arrange for the use of the services of any other person.
57   Delegation of Authority’s functions
(1)  The Authority may delegate to an authorised person any of its functions, other than this power of delegation.
(2)  A delegate may sub-delegate to an authorised person any function delegated by the Authority if the delegate is authorised in writing to do so by the Authority.
(3)  In this section, authorised person means:
(a)  a member of staff of the Authority, or
(b)  a subsidiary corporation referred to in section 58, or
(c)  a council or the general manager of a council, or
(d)  a person or persons:
(i)  approved by the Minister, or
(ii)  approved by the Authority, or
(iii)  prescribed by the regulations.
58   Subsidiary corporations
(1)  In this section:
private corporation means a corporation within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001 of the Commonwealth, whether formed in or outside New South Wales.
subsidiary corporation means a private corporation in which the Authority has a controlling interest.
(2)  The Authority may, with the approval of the Minister:
(a)  in relation to private corporations:
(i)  form, or participate in the formation of, a private corporation, and
(ii)  acquire interests in a private corporation, and
(iii)  sell or otherwise dispose of interests in a private corporation, and
(b)  in relation to subsidiary corporations:
(i)  form, or participate in the formation of, a subsidiary corporation, and
(ii)  acquire an interest in a private corporation so that, as a result of the acquisition, the corporation becomes a subsidiary corporation, and
(iii)  sell or otherwise dispose of any interest in a subsidiary corporation so that, as a result of the sale or disposal, it ceases to be a subsidiary corporation.
(3)  The Minister must not give such an approval except with the concurrence of the Treasurer.
(4)  A private corporation in which the Authority has an interest (including a subsidiary corporation) is not, and does not represent, the Crown.
59   Joint ventures
The Authority may carry on a joint venture (within the meaning of the Government Sector Finance Act 2018) in accordance with Part 6 of that Act.