It has been revealed that the “project delivery and strategic consulting firm” Nation Partners is working with the Commonwealth Government on the Malabar Headland site in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney.
Development adverse residents report that up until recently the company’s web site stated that it “has led a strategic assessment of the site’s potential”.
Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey has called on the Commonwealth to clarify whether Nation Partners is being used to explore options for selling sections of the headland for residential development.
She said has been supplied with a screenshot from Nation Partner’s web site that suggests that the Commonwealth has supplied the company with “…an initial Business Case that identified and evaluated development scenarios at Malabar headland…”.
“The local Greens will be seeking clarification from the Commonwealth via the Council as to exactly what this Business Case directed Nation Partners to explore in terms of the development potential of the Malabar Headland.”
BACKGROUND: Malabar Headland is part of the Commonwealth Government’s non-Defence domestic property portfolio and is managed by the Department of Finance (Finance) which declares itself as owning three lots – Lot 202 (also identified by other authorities as “Lot 2” of DP1162445 or “the eastern section”), Lot 301 (also identified as “Lot 101” or “the Rifle Range area” or “central portion”) and Lot 302 (a small area bordering Lot 301 and the adjacent Malabar Treatment Works). Lot 102 (ex “Lot 4” or “the western section”), approximately 17 hectares, located on the western side of the headland, has been transferred to the State of NSW and gazetted as a national park. Both Lot 2 and Lot 102 contain endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub. Lot 301 contains the rifle range and an estimated 1.5 million cubic metres of landfill. Here is a useful map of some of the various lots on the Malabar Headland site.