Yarrawonga Chronicle

Road reserve part sale

- BY ROBERT MUIR

Closure and sale of an approximat­ely 600 square metre section (10 metres deep x 60 metres wide) in Barnes Street, Mulwala is to proceed.

The land is at the rear of 36-40 Corowa Road, valued at $41,875 based on the Valuer General’s valuation for rating.

Federation Council unanimousl­y decided that the Property Officer be authorised to proceed with the process in accordance with Council’s Operationa­l Policy – Public Road Permanent Closure.

Barnes Street, Mulwala was originally a 30 metre road reserve for its full length. Over time however most of the reserve has been sold, leaving the road reserve to be only 20 metres wide in all but two sections. Much of the road reserve has been partially closed and sold off, making it unusable as an ongoing road reserve.

For council’s monthly meeting on August 17, an applicatio­n was submitted to close the 10 metre wide section.

“This would bring this parcel of land in line with many others along the road reserve,” Federation Council’s director corporate and community services Jo Shannon said.

“Under the requiremen­ts of the Roads Act and Council’s Policy Public Road Permanent Closure policy, neighbours will be advised, the Road Closure Proposal will be advertised in the Federation Council Snippets, published in the Yarrawonga Chronicle and on the Council Website.”

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