Sydney Olympic Park Authority Act 2001 No 57
Current version for 1 December 2018 to date (accessed 9 August 2020 at 00:46)
Part 4 Division 6
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.