Council to sell skate park land

The Central Goldfields Shire Council is proposing to sell the land at 17 Majorca Road, Maryborough — the current skate park — to help fund the development of a new skate park at Princes Park.

The next step in making a “world-class” skate and scooter park a reality in Maryborough is underway with council advertising its plans to sell the current site to fund the project.

The Central Goldfields Shire Council moved to give public notice of its intention to sell the land at the current skate park at 17 Majorca Road during last week’s ordinary council meeting.

The potential for selling the parcel of land was noted in February as a way to mitigate the project’s cost, estimated to be $643,000 with council already committing almost $400,000 to the park.

Speaking to the report tabled to council, Central Goldfields Shire chief administrator Noel Harvey said it’s a “two step process”, with council seeking feedback on its intention to sell the land before it goes ahead.

“We’re seeking submissions in this instance from the community in relation to the potential sale of this land before we put it on the market,” he said.

“The land that we’ve identified this evening, the sale of which will help fund the new skate and scooter park, is currently zoned for public recreation and while we could in fact sell that piece of land with its current zoning, the use of that land for residential purposes would then be subject to permits and possible rezoning requirements which would then have a significant impact on the sale price of that land.

For more on this story see Page 7 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, June 30

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