A BLOCK of land on Sutton Street owned by the Baw Baw Shire Council will be sold at auction following a decision by councillors last week.
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51 Sutton Street, situated between the Warragul Country Club and the St Paul’s Grammar Year 9 Centre, will be auctioned on 20 September.
The land has been assessed by an independent valuer. That value will be used to establish the auction reserve price.
Notice of the intention to sell the land was given in March 2012 and no submissions were received in response to public advertising on the planned sale.
Mount Worth ward councillor Peter Kostos said the sale had been on the cards for years.
“This particular parcel of land was identified for sale almost four years ago,” he said on moving the motion to sell.
“There were issues because there was a power substation on it, which the council has removed.”
Water and sewerage have also been connected to the site.
Council officer assessments suggested there will be no negative impacts from the sale.
Councillors recently voted to investigate the possibility of selling several other blocks in the region.
A number of parcels of land, some of which are presently used as parkland, will be investigated.
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