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Community wins in land deal

Aeroplane Boy at Bayswater Station

A key parcel of land in the heart of Bayswater will be retained for community use following negotiations between the Victorian Government and Council.

Mayor Cr Nicole Seymour said the rare opportunity to purchase land in such a central location was too good to pass up.

“We’ve purchased the land for the benefit of the Bayswater community. Its future use will be determined as part of a planning process, which will involve consulting the community on what they want to see and how they want to use the space,” Cr Seymour said

Council has purchased the surplus land from the Victorian Government which compulsorily acquired it to facilitate the removal of Mountain Highway level crossing in 2016.

The land at 750 Mountain Highway Bayswater is adjacent to the new Bayswater train station and the iconic aeroplane boy. It was purchased for $580,000.

Issued: Thursday 11 June 2020
Knox Community and Council Plan 2017-2021

Knox Community and Council Plan 2017-2021 Reference:

Goal 1. We value our natural and built environment

Strategy 1.3 - Ensure the Knox local character is protected and enhanced through the design and location of urban development and infrastructure.

Goal 8. We have confidence in decision making

Strategy 8.1 - Build, strengthen and promote good governance practices across government and community organisations.

Strategy 8.2 - Enable the community to participate in a wide range of engagement activities.

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