Status of Council-owned land at Murray Road

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Council has recently given public notice of its intention to sell the Council-owned land at Lot 1, 61–75 Murray Road, Queenscliff.

The Council-owned land at 61–75 Murray Road contains two lots; Lot 1, approximately 9,509 square metres in size, and Lot 2, approximately 6.045 hectares. The land at 61–75 Murray Road is currently vacant and has been zoned for residential purposes since at least 1981.

Council has approved a Development Plan that allows for subdivision of Lot 1 into 13 residential lots, subject to a planning permit application. The configuration of Lot 1 in the eastern corner of the site has been designed to avoid the removal of any significant vegetation as part of any future residential subdivision.

Council is progressing through the formal statutory process and at this time has not made a final decision to sell the land. It is expected that Council will formally determine whether or not to sell the land at its January 2019 Ordinary Meeting.

If Council decides to sell the land at Lot 1, 61–75 Murray Road, sale will be via an open market, competitive process. In accordance with Section 189 of the Local Government Act 1989, a formal valuation of the land would need to be obtained if Council does determine to sell the land.

Council has not considered the longer term future of Lot 2, 61–75 Murray Road.

Members of the public are invited to make written submissions on the sale of the Council-owned land at Lot 1, 61–75 Murray Road, Queenscliff. Written submission must be received by Council by 4:00pm on Monday 3 December 2018, and should indicate if the submitter wishes to be heard in person, or to be represented by a person acting on his or her behalf, in support of his or her submission.

Submissions should be mailed to Mr Lenny Jenner, Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 93, Queenscliff 3225 or sent by email to info@queenscliffe.vic.gov.au.

Council will hold a public meeting to hear submissions at the Queenscliff Town Hall, 50 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff on Thursday 13 December 2018 at 4:00pm.