Session to have say on land sale

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THE sale of public land on Evelyn Street will be discussed at a two hour consultation session on 9 May.

The sale of the land was to be debated behind closed doors at Frankston’s 18 February council meeting, but the debate was brought into open council.

A “community drop-in session” will be held at the Frankston Civic Centre from 5pm until 7pm on 9 May.

The mayor Michael O’Reilly said “residents are welcome to attend a drop-in session to speak with council officers one on one about the sale of the Evelyn Street land.”

“I encourage residents to have their say and provide valuable feedback on the proposal. Feedback can also be given online.”

Crs Glenn Aitken, Steve Toms, and Quinn McCormack opposed the sale of the land at the 18 February meeting. Cr Aitken said “ what you’re looking at is a sweetheart deal with one market. This is government working with another level of government, it is not an open market. This was brought up with the view of holding in closed council, with limited knowledge of the public so it wouldn’t blow up into public arena.” (“Move to cash in on public land”, The Times, 25/2/19

More information: frankston.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay

First published in the Frankston Times – 6 May 2019

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