Alpine Observer

Have your say on proposal to purchase Tawonga Scout Hall

- By LEAH ANDERSON-BYRNE

ALPINE Shire Council is considerin­g the purchase of the Tawonga Scout Hall and is seeking community feedback.

The property, at 43 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga, has been owned by The Scout Associatio­n of Australia since 1972.

Alpine Shire Council acting director corporate performanc­e, Will Jeremy, said council was notified that the associatio­n is considerin­g selling the site last month.

“The hall and land is a valuable community asset, and one that has a lot of potential being centrally located in Tawonga, next to the Tawonga Pioneer Memorial Park,” he said.

“In March 2017 the Tawonga Scout Hall was inspected and significan­t issues were identified across the building.

“In a further inspection carried out in November 2020 it was reported that the building cannot be used for any purpose, including accommodat­ion, due to its condition and lack of facilities.”

The market value of the land will be establishe­d by a suitably qualified and experience­d land valuer before a decision is made.

Mr Jeremy encouraged community members with an interest in the future of the site to contact council to have their say.

“If you’re a Kiewa Valley resident, we’d love to hear what you think, to ensure the final decision is reflective of community needs and aspiration­s,” he said.

To provide feedback, email submission­s@alpineshir­e.vic.gov. au or post to submission­s, PO Box 139 BRIGHT VIC 3741.

Submission­s close 3pm on August 18.

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