Proposed sale of land (part of 45 Parkside Drive, Shepparton) for affordable housing

Request

On 21 December 2021, Greater Shepparton City Council received a request from Women’s Housing Ltd to construct Affordable Housing on part of Council-owned land at 45 Parkside Drive, Shepparton.

Women’s Housing Ltd is a Registered Housing Association with a long history of supporting vulnerable women and children across Victoria through a range of innovative housing and support services.

This proposal seeks to buy part of the land and construct 45 two and three bedroom dwellings for Affordable Housing purposes.

Further information on the proposal can be found in the agenda of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 15 February 2022 - see extract below:

Section 114 of the Local Government Act 2020 requires Council, before selling or exchanging land, to publish a notice of its intention to sell the land and undertake a community engagement process in accordance with its community engagement policy.

Consultation period

Council invited submissions regarding the proposed sale of part of the land via the feedback form at the bottom of this page, or sending it via the following methods:

Email council@shepparton.vic.gov.au
In writing

Greater Shepparton City Council, Locked Bag 1000, Shepparton VIC 3632.

Submissions were open from Monday 14 February to Monday 28 March 2022.

Submitters could also request in their submission to be heard by Council and to appear in person/online, or to be represented by a person specified in the submission, in support of the submission at a meeting of Council.

Hearing of submissions

Greater Shepparton City Council heard verbal submissions from residents on the proposal to sell part of the land at 45 Parkside Drive, Shepparton on Monday, 4 April and Tuesday, 3 May 2022.

You can view the recording of the submissions in the video player below and read the media release on our website.

At a future Council Meeting, Council will consider all submissions, and may decide to sell the land, part of the land or not to sell the land.

Next steps

Council officers will now consider all of these submissions and verbal briefings, and prepare two reports to Council:

  1. a conversation report will outline the consultation process, the contents of submissions received and Council officers’ responses to each of the concerns raised from these submissions; and
  2. a Council report, will make a recommendation to Council on the proposal to sell the land.

All submissions, the conversation report and the Council report will then be considered by Council at an ordinary council meeting later in 2022, possibly in June or July.