Coun­cil will lease com­mu­nity owned as­sets

Mansfield Courier - - NEWS - By STEVE VI­VIAN

MANS­FIELD Shire Coun­cil has moved to lease com­mu­nity owned as­sets on Lakins Road and Highett Street.

Coun­cil will be ad­ver­tis­ing for ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est for both pieces of land in the near fu­ture.

At Lakins Road, coun­cil is seek­ing ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est for the live­stock ag­ist­ment of 141 Lakins Road.

The Lakins Road land is a 14.5 hectare par­cel of free­hold in­dus­trial zoned land.

This par­cel of land is part of a larger al­lot­ment that also houses coun­cil’s works de­pot.

Coun­cil in­tends to sub­di­vide the 14.5 hectares from t he l arger al­lot­ment t o for­mally iso­late the sub­ject land from the coun­cil de­pot.

Once com­pleted the land will be of­fered for sale.

This process to sub­di­vide the al­lot­ment and of­fer land for sale can take sev­eral months.

The se­cond as­set coun­cil moved to lease at this month’s coun­cil meet­ing is the old ma­ter­nal and child health build­ing at 31 Highett Street.

The build­ing has been in­vari- ably va­cant since 2014.

The build­ing was used as a tem­po­rary home for the youth cen­tre and ev­ery four years for the Vic­to­rian Electoral Com­mis­sion.

I n a c c or­dance with t he Crown Land (Re­serves) Act 1978, an ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est will be sought for the fu­ture use of the land for com­mer­cial op­er­a­tors and com­mu­nity or- gan­i­sa­tions wish­ing to lease the build­ing un­der a com­mer­cial lease ar­range­ment.

As the land is Crown Land, the pro­posed lease on this build­ing is sub­ject to ap­proval from Min­is­ter of En­vi­ron­ment, Cli­mate Change and Wa­ter, and the Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment, Land, Wa­ter and Plan­ning (DELWP) will ul­ti­mately pro­vide coun­cil with a pre­ferred rec­om­men­da­tion for the land’s use.

Mans­field Shire Coun­cil mayor Paul Volk­er­ing en­dorsed coun­cil’s de­ci­sion to lease the as­sets.

“What we’ve got here is a num­ber of coun­cil as­sets be­ing max­imised, and that’s a re­ally pos­i­tive sign in terms of get­ting our house in or­der,” said Cr Volk­er­ing.

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