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Potential Land Sale - 13 Market Street, Lilydale

Public notice

What do Council intend to do with this land?

Following a review its property portfolio, Council has determined that the car park land at 13 Market Street is no longer required to be retained in Council ownership and now proposes to investigate its possible sale.

In the near future Council intend to invite public submissions on the proposed sale, providing the community an opportunity to have its say on the future of the land.

Council’s approach to reviewing its land holding provides opportunities to reinvest sale proceeds into other capital works projects to meet current and future community needs.

Here are some frequently asked questions:

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  • Has a decision already been made to sell the property?

    Has a decision already been made to sell the property?

    No. The Local Government Act requires Council to undertake a formal public consultation process before any decision can be made regarding the proposed sale of the land.

    At its meeting on Tuesday 12 September, Council will decide whether or not it will continue to investigate the sale and commence the formal consultation process.

  • What about parking?

    What about parking?

    Like with any development application, any future development of the land would need to meet future car parking requirements on-site or alternatively be able to demonstrate that the car-parking requirement can be offset in other areas nearby.

  • What would happen to the property if Council decides to sell?

    What would happen to the property if Council decides to sell?

    If Council resolves to sell the property, it is likely the property would be sold by an Expression of Interest process. This would provide Council the opportunity to receive and review varied development proposals, from which it could then make a determination of the most favourable outcome for the site.

    The site represents a number of opportunities for a new owner, who may choose to retain the land as car parking or develop the land for an alternative commercial and/or residential use. Any applications for future development of the site would be subject to relevant planning controls, just like any planning application.

  • What would need to happen to ready the property for sale?

    What would need to happen to ready the property for sale?

    The property is currently zoned for commercial use in keeping with surrounding commercial premises, meaning there would be no planning processes required to ready the property for a potential sale.

    Council will, however, need to undertake a formal statutory consultation process before a decision can be made at a Council meeting whether or not the property is sold.

  • Where would the money from the sale go?

    Where would the money from the sale go?

    If Council does decide to sell, the proceeds would be added in to Council’s Capital Works Program and used to fund major projects across the municipality.

    This is in line with Council’s Sale of Land policy and ensures that Council continues to create new spaces and facilities to meet the community’s current and future needs. 

  • Will I get a chance to have my say regarding the proposed sale?

    Will I get a chance to have my say regarding the proposed sale?

    Yes. Council’s formal statutory community consultation allows the community to make submissions on whether or not they feel the land should or should not be sold. People who make a public submission would also have the opportunity to address Council in support of their submission at a public Council meeting.

    Council is required to consider all written and verbal submissions before it can make a final decision on the sale of the land.

    Details on when and how to make a public submission would be made closer to the start of the public submission period. Please register your interest on the Have Your Say page on Council’s website to be kept informed of when this will occur.

  • Would there still be pedestrian access from Main Street to Melba Park?

    Would there still be pedestrian access from Main Street to Melba Park?

    Yes. Retaining and improving pedestrian connectivity throughout the commercial area has long been identified as a priority need for Lilydale, and continues to be a theme in current structure planning processes.

    As the Council land currently forms part of a pedestrian linkage from Main Street through to Melba Park, Council will work to ensure that the future use or development of the site will retain that linkage, and may elect to use planning mechanisms available to it to ensure that this eventuates.

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