Land re­scinded

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

Three de­ci­sions of Baw Baw Shire re­lat­ing to land sales and ac­qui­si­tions have been re­scinded.

The pre­vi­ous de­ci­sions of coun­cil re­lated to a land ac­qui­si­tion at Buln Buln Recre­ation Re­serve, sale of land in Burke St, War­ragul and an un­made sec­tion of road ad­ja­cent to Long­warry-Drouin Rd.

A re­port to coun­cil out­lined the his­tory of the three sites. Coun­cil re­solved in 2014 to ac­cept a land do­na­tion. Of­fi­cers said de­spite on­go­ing dis­cus­sions, ne­go­ti­a­tions stalled and had been at an im­passe for some time.

Of­fi­cers sug­gested the res­o­lu­tion should be re­scinded as there had been no progress. In re­la­tion to a ser­vice road in Burke St, coun­cil re­sponded to com­mu­nity feed­back call­ing for a foot­path and re­solved to close and sell the road in 2014. A con­di­tion of the sale was the pur­chaser con­struct a foot­path at his cost and trans­fer the foot­path back to coun­cil.

The re­port to coun­cil said the pur­chaser in­tended to pur­chase the ser­vice road land and con­sol­i­date with his own free­hold land di­rectly abut­ting, and sub­se­quently de­velop the land for res­i­den­tial town­houses.

The pur­chaser with­drew his in­ter­est in pur­chas­ing the land in April last year. The pur­chaser has now sold the free­hold land di­rectly abut­ting the ser­vice road.

Of­fi­cers ad­vised coun­cil to re­scind the res­o­lu­tion to sell ser­vice road land with the pos­si­bil­ity that the land could be sold to the new own­ers or as free­hold land.

Coun­cil also re­scinded a mo­tion re­lat­ing to an un­made sec­tion of road ad­ja­cent to Long­war­ryDrouin Rd.

Coun­cil re­solved in De­cem­ber last year to open an un­made gov­ern­ment road, which di­rectly ad­joins 400 Long­warry-Drouin Rd Long­warry.

Part of the de­ci­sion to sell the sec­tion of land was a re­quest for the pur­chaser to con­struct the sec­tion of road.

The ap­pli­cant had re­quested coun­cil open the road due to the pur­chase of 400 Long­warry Drouin Road Long­warry. How­ever, the ap­pli­cant has since ad­vised coun­cil he is un­will­ing to en­ter a Sec­tion173 Agree­ment to con­struct the road.

As this was a con­di­tion of the res­o­lu­tion and the res­o­lu­tion can no longer be car­ried out, of­fi­cers sug­gested coun­cil re­scind the mo­tion.

Neigh­bour­ing prop­erty own­ers have ver­bally ad­vised that they are happy with coun­cil re­scind­ing the res­o­lu­tion and the road not be­ing opened at this time.

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