Friday, January 22, 2010

Proposed sale of land at Debneys’ Park – submissions to council by 23rd February

While Council voted in December to sell 420 sq m to VicRoads to widen Mt Alexander Rd, I was alone in voting against this proposal. Cr Giuliano and I worked hard to have the plans redrawn to reduce the amount of park up for sale, but I argued that it is still unnecessary to sell any land at all for road space. The new plans encompass all roadway within the previously sold land and the new sale is for essential services and a shared bike/footpath - these are already contained on Council land from what I understand. If land is sold, some cyclists would like to see at least an on-road bike lane.
Submissions to Council by February 23rd. Email me for more details.

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