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The newly-released documents show that NSW Liberal MP Tanya Davies met with Louise Waterhouse and Daryl Maguire while they were lobbying for a roundabout to be moved to improve land access to the racing heiress’s massive landholding near the western Sydney airport.
The changes would have helped Waterhouse improve the value of her land significantly and aid in either its development or sale, Icac has heard.
Here’s the NSW Roads Minister Melinda Pavey during an interview with Icac investigators in 2019. She’s describing a phone call she received from Daryl Maguire in 2018, complaining about roads surrounding the Western Sydney Airport. This phone call led to the meeting with Pavey’s staffer to which Maguire brought Louise Waterhouse.
I do remember getting a call from Daryl Maguire at some point last year, middle of last year maybe, about this. Suggesting that the – my agency got it all wrong. This was going to hold up potential work and a lot of thought that had gone on from business people in Western Sydney. I don’t remember him saying to me any name or any, you know, any interest. It was as if it was impacting on – on plans that business people in Western Sydney had had and – and our agency was going to make their – their life difficult with the way the route had been decided.
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