Council to investigate surplus land
Baw Baw News
By William PJ Kulich // 13:47, Tuesday 15 July 2014
COUNCIL staff will investigate a number of properties owned by Baw Baw to find which can be sold.
At a meeting held earlier this week councillors voted unanimously to authorise CEO Helen Anstis to investigate which blocks are surplus to the council’s needs.
Level of use, location in relation to other nearby open spaces, level of access, master plan inclusion and maintenance costs will be considered during the review.
In the firing line are:
- Lots 85 & 86 Blackwood Court, Drouin,
- Lots 69 & 70 Forrest Street, Drouin,
- 158 Hopetoun Road, Drouin,
- 1688 Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road, Icy Creek,
- Nilma Tennis Courts, Pollock Street, Nilma,
- Lots 1 & 2 Depot Lane, Trafalgar,
- Linear Reserve, Trafalgar com-prising of Lot 85 and 2 Rose Court and 1-3 and 4 Edward Crescent,
- 1 Saleyards Road, Trafalgar, and
- 272 Sutton Street Warragul.
Warragul ward councillor Mikaela Power told councillors careful consideration would need to be made if land were to be removed.
“If we do remove a park… we need to ensure we have footpath access to neighbourhood parks,” Cr Power said.
Council staff have suggested funds raised from any sale would be invested in infrastructure.
This article was first published in the 11 July 2014 edition of the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen.
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