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Community to Decide Use of Vacant Tailem Bend Land

November 30, 2023 1:32 pm in by
Tenth Street site, Tailem Bend. Photo: Coorong Council

Tailem Bend community members are encouraged to weigh-in on a potential plan to sell off Council-owned land.

Coorong Council has determined that a 10,000 square metre block on Tenth Street, is now surplus to their needs, following the Tailem Bend Tennis Club’s recent move from the site to Jaensch Park.

At the ordinary Council meeting on 21 November 2023, councillors considered options around the disposal or future use of the land.

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Zoned for residential use, the area is in a prime location for housing development, and could assist in creating available land for future homes and welcoming population growth.

An Options Paper has been developed to assist both the community and Council to understand the opportunities, which include selling the block as it is, dividing the block and selling allotments, working with a not-for-profit housing developer to develop affordable housing or retaining the land as open recreation space for community use.

In addressing housing affordability and availability, Council resolved that its current preferred option is a mix of selling a portion of the land on the open market and retaining a portion for affordable housing. In doing so, it supports current funding opportunities available to support project planning and preparation activity for an affordable housing development in Tailem Bend.

Feedback is now invited from the community, and consultation will remain open until 5pm on Friday, 5 January 2024. A further report will be presented to Council in February 2024 summarising community feedback and enabling a final decision to progress disposal of the surplus land.

The community consultation is open from now until 5 January at 5pm. Find out more via coorong.sa.gov.au.

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