Council secures land for Education Precinct

Bass Coast Shire Council has taken a necessary next step in securing land for the Bass Coast Education and Learning Precinct by resolving to commence statutory procedures to discontinue an unused government road that borders the Crown Land.

At this week’s meeting, Council resolved to commence statutory procedures to discontinue the road on the McKenzie Street property so that the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) can now officially reserve the land for education purposes with the Department of Education and Training (DET).

The road closure will also increase the potential for development of the site across the two areas; the current campus site and the proposed education reserve.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said Council was simply commencing statutory procedures and that the unused and unconstructed road isn’t required for current or future public traffic.

“At present, there is no funding for the Education Precinct; however this is one of the steps required to ensure that the land can be transferred to DET in anticipation of any potential funding that may become available from the State and Federal Governments in the future,” Cr Brown said.

“Council will contact all adjoining land owners directly to inform them of the road discontinuance, but no one should be affected by this process.”