Cottes­loe Coun­cil buys rear lane for $1

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Near You -

COTTES­LOE Coun­cil has bought Broome Street rear lane num­ber 66 for $1 be­cause at­tempts to sell the routes have failed since 2005.

At the Septem­ber meet­ing, coun­cil staff said it was un­known why a 10-year-old of­fer that the coun­cil buy the land for $50 had not been com­pleted when the own­ers had later of­fered the lane to the coun­cil for free in 2009.

The own­ers ques­tioned a re­cent $5523 rates no­tice for the lane for 2015-16, which coun­cil al­leged had not been paid since 2011-12.

It was agreed that if the coun­cil took over the lane, the al­legedly out­stand­ing rates would be can­celled.

Coun­cil­lors agreed to a $1 sale, giv­ing the land to the Crown for pub­lic use, and to pay $1424 in trans­fer fees.

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