Lake Macquarie Local Environmental Plan 2004
Current version for 1 March 2020 to date (accessed 4 August 2020 at 18:55)
Part 7 Clause 55
55   Acquisition of land required for community purposes
(1)  The owner of land within Zone 2 (1), 3 (1), 4 (1), 4 (2), 5, 6 (1), 6 (2), 7 (1), 7 (2) or 10 and shown cross-hatched (but not otherwise hatched) on the map may, by notice in writing, require the Council to acquire the land.
(2)  On receipt of a notice referred to in subclause (1), but subject to subclause (3), the Council must acquire the land.
(3)  However, nothing in this plan, other than subclause (4), requires the Council to acquire land—
(a)  if the land may be required to be dedicated to the Council as a condition of consent to the carrying out of development, or
(b)  within Zone 6 (1) or 7 (2) if, in the opinion of the Council, the need for the open space has not yet been created by residential development in the vicinity.
(4)  On receipt of a notice referred to in subclause (1), the Council must acquire land within Zone 6 (1) or 7 (2) if the Council is of the opinion that the owner of the land will suffer hardship if the land is not acquired within a reasonable time.
 If land, other than land shown cross-hatched on the map, is required to be acquired under the owner-initiated acquisition provisions, the Minister for Planning is required to take action to enable the designation of the acquiring authority. Pending the designation of the acquiring authority for that land, the acquiring authority is to be the authority determined by order of the Minister for Planning (see section 21 of the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991).