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Former Petrol Station Earmarked For New North Fitzroy Library

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Tuesday, 25 August 2009 13:40

The City of Yarra council is insistent on building a library near North Fitzroy's picturesque Edinburgh Gardens.

A year after the Greens voted down a controversial council proposal to build a library within the grounds of the gardens, The Melbourne Times is reporting council is formalising a plan to compulsorily acquire a site at 182 - 196 St Georges Road, on the south-west corner of Best Street.

The proposed library site was formerly a petrol station.

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Compulsory Acquisition Bill to be Discussed in Parliament

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Wednesday, 03 June 2009 15:26

Council's artist impression of the future Parramatta
THE COALITION nor the Greens will support a controversial proposed law, allowing the Parramatta City Council the right to purchase private land and transfer it to Melbourne-based developer Grocon, for a profit.

The Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Amendment Bill, proposed last month, would allow the council the right to acquire land owned by Ray Fazzolari and Michael Winston-Smith. The land would be used to develop the $1.4 million Civic Place development. The bill follows a High Court of Australia decision which prevented the council from increasing its Civic Place land parcel.

Compulsory acquisition powers was discussed at yesterday's shadow cabinet meeting.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2009 15:36
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