A joint exercise is underway for Corowa Shire Council to purchase prime vacant Government Crown land at 18-22 Melbourne Street Mulwala - in between the Shoreline Caravan Park and the J W Purtle Park close to the J 605 locomotive tourist attraction.ROB MUIR May 27, 2014 3:01pm
At its monthly meeting on May 20, council resolved to purchase the foreshore land for $350,000 (GST inclusive) subject to a community contribution of $200,000 after councillors voted unanimously to purchase the land and for council to contribute $150,000 towards the cost.
Before the vote, Deputy Corowa Shire Council Mayor, Daryl Davey urged fellow councillors to pursue the purchase of the land.
"It would be a shame if we didn't purchase the land," he said.
"It's a great opportunity for us to extend the access to the lake - not just for locals but for tourists too."
Corowa Shire Council would hold the title to the land in question and it would be maintained and developed as a public recreation area along with other parks in Mulwala.
Cr Davey, who is also a Mulwala Progress Committee representative, praised the efforts of the committee in pursuing the land rather than seeing the NSW State Government sell off the land which could have fetched $500,000 based on a valuation for the near 4000sqm parcel of land.
Government Property NSW intended to sell the land but agreed to defer any marketing of the land for three months, to May 27.
Council, in fact, received a call from the government and a price of $350,000 was put to council before council's latest monthly meeting.
"It's a great initiative the committee has taken on board," Cr Davey said.
Mulwala Progress Association President Robert Purtle welcomed Corowa council's decision.
"Council's decision is magnificent," Mr Purtle told The Yarrawonga Chronicle. "We (the committee) don't want to lose that land either."
Council's resolution followed the motion of Crs Davey and Norm Wales.
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