Background Information from June 2014

over 5 years ago

The Plaza car park reserve is Crown Lands for which Council is the current Trust Manager.
In 2010 a Foreshore Master Plan was developed which included this site. Following significant community engagement, a draft Plan of Management was sent to the Minister for approval and placed on public exhibition but was not adopted. The plan was changed and again placed on public exhibition by the State Government in March 2012. (click here to see the document)(External link) or view in the document library(External link).

Crown Lands are currently negotiating a direct sale of the car park to Woolworths, which is contrary to the exhibited draft Plan of Management which identifies that a public sale of the land by an Expression of Interest process is to be undertaken. Community concern has been expressed that a supermarket development on the land may not be the best and highest use of this important site.

Council is seeking to determine what the community would like Council to advocate on its behalf regarding the activation of this key commercial precinct in the CBD. You can do this in the following ways:
  1. RSVP and come along to a Community Workshop on June 16
  2. Sharing what you would say to a developer in the GuestBook

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