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Council begins consultation on future of former neighbourhood centre site

Tuesday 09 Aug 2022
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The City of Marion has launched public consultation on the future of the former Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre at Cumbria Court, starting the process of potentially revoking the Community Land classification at the site.

At their General Council meeting last month, Elected Members agreed to take steps to revoke the Community Land classification at 1 Cumbria Court at Mitchell Park and on a leased portion of adjoining land at 30 Lanark Avenue.

This portion of land is leased by Council from the Department for Education and a portion of the building is located on this land.

If successful in buying the leased area from the Department, Council will explore the option of amalgamating the two sites for sale. Both sites need to be free from Community Land classification in order to be sold. In the case of the leased site, the Community Land Classification also needs to be revoked in order for Council to surrender the lease should a purchase of the land not go ahead.

The City of Marion will need to seek an agreement with the Department to surrender its lease of the portion of 30 Lanark Avenue site if an agreement to purchase it from the Department cannot be reached.

Public consultation on the revocation of Community Land classification at 1 Cumbria Court and the portion of land at 30 Lanark Avenue began today and will run until August 22. The community can lodge submissions on the Making Marion website HERE.

Following the public engagement process, a report on community feedback will be presented to the Council for a further decision on going ahead with the revocation and lodging an application with the Minister for Local Government.

Last month the Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre moved into the new multi-million-dollar Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre on Moreland Avenue.

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