Council resolved to enter into the agreements with the State Government and Coles Group Property Developments and parties to these agreements have now formally entered into contracts for the delivery of the project.
I received another update from the City of Greater Geelong about the Lara Town Centre Expansion. Seems things are still slowly happening. It’s like a turtle though!
The latest update from the council, in brief:
Council short listed five interested proponents:
Coles Group Property Development Ltd
Commercial Asset Management Services Pty Ltd
Lascorp Development Group Pty Ltd
Watpac Development Pty Ltd; and
These parties have now been invited to respond to a Request for Proposal. An evaluation team will review the responses and make a recommendation to Council in the first quarter of 2012 in relation to selection of a preferred developer.
Station Lake Road
Notice of Intention to Sell Land and Notice of Intention to close part of Station Lake Road. Public exhibition of the Local Government Act processes of notice of intention to close road (Station Lake Rd) and notice of intention to sell land have been undertaken. A submission was received in relation to the notice of intention to close part of Station Lake Road, Council is working with the submitter to resolve this submission.
Council has worked with the Bowling Club to provide for a possible alternate location given the need to relocate the existing facilities through the delivery of this Project.
A site at 10 Alkara Ave adjacent to the Lara Recreation Reserve has been purchased by Council. This site was identified in the Lara Outdoor Recreation Facilities Study as a site that Council should purchase to provide for additional recreation facilities and can provide for relocation of the Bowling Club subject to appropriate approvals.