Session underway for proposed sale of Shepparton CBD automotive park

Greater Shepparton City Council has entered into consultations with residents and business owners following a proposal to sell the Maude/Nixon and Edward Streets car park in Shepparton.

The council is currently soliciting submissions from residents on the proposal to sell the land for future redevelopment as social housing. It comes after the council recently decided to consider selling or donating the council’s car park following a proposal request from Beyond Housing and Wintringham. Both organizations are registered housing associations with a long history of supporting vulnerable members of the community through a range of innovative housing and support services.

Although only at the concept stage, the proposed redevelopment of the site would envisage the construction of a four-storey building, retaining the public car park on the ground floor, residents’ parking spaces on the first floor and approximately 30 apartments on the second and third floors. The council proposes to contribute to the project by selling or giving away the land for an estimated value of $450,000. Upon completion, the council would repossess the ground floor car park property and Beyond Housing and Wintringham would manage the car parks and residents’ housing.

As part of the proposal, the council is conducting a community consultation to understand the thoughts and concerns of local residents and the community regarding the proposed development. Consultation began Friday 14th January and will end on Monday 7th February with Council notifying all adjacent property owners and occupiers directly.

“The community consultation is an important step in this process and the Council looks forward to hearing the community’s views on the potential sale or gift of the land,” said Mayor Cr Kim O’Keeffe.

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