George Town Council land could be sold for housing

LAND SALES: George Town deputy mayor Tim Harris says the community should be consulted about potential sales of council land. Picture: Neil Richardson

LAND SALES: George Town deputy mayor Tim Harris says the community should be consulted about potential sales of council land. Picture: Neil Richardson

George Town Council land could be turned into new residential plots and help create easement for TasWater.

The sale of ten blocks of vacant council land, including residential and rural resources, was discussed by George Town councillors at a council meeting last week.

The councillors voted to authorise the acting general manager to begin the process, which will include public consultation.

Deputy mayor Tim Harris said the process should be opened to public consultation to discuss whether members of the public agreed with the proposed land sales.

The potential council land sales would generate future rate revenue if blocks were sold, which range in size and location. The councillors voted to approve the facilitation of an easement along Low Head Road for TasWater infrastructure before it was considered for sale.

Mayor Bridget Archer said the sales, if approved, would be beneficial to collect more rates and prepare some areas for housing development.