By Trish Bowman
Following the outrage when a ‘For Sale’ signal went up on the lately refurbished Yeppoon Railway Station final week, Livingstone Shire Council held a particular assembly on Tuesday 4 October to supply readability to the group across the confusion.
Livingstone Deputy Mayor Adam Belot, Cr Nigel Hutton, Cr Pat Eastwood and Cr Andrea Good friend known as for the assembly to debate extra readability in regards to the present tender course of.
Cr Belot mentioned he submitted a ‘Discover of Movement’ in relation to The Station Tender to keep away from any additional confusion or doubt.
He mentioned Council confirms its invitation for tender (which closed 3 October 2022) for the previous Yeppoon Railway property and surrounding land.
“This course of is in two components, the primary was an invite to buy the freehold of the jap precinct, with blended use growth together with some industrial/retail (workplace and outlets) and high-density residential (flats) most well-liked,” Cr Belot mentioned.
“That is the land to the east of the Railway Station constructing.
“The western precinct which incorporates the Railway Station isn’t on the market however presents to lease the constructing and its surrounds can be thought-about, ideally along side buy of the neighbouring jap precinct.
“The lately renovated Railway Station will stay in public fingers and, ideally, be
activated as a part of the event of the encircling space.
“Council understands the group are enthusiastic in regards to the heritage website that was a hive of exercise in its former years. Little question the station may inform a story or two if it have been capable of discuss.
“We stay up for the positioning being activated and as soon as once more being an integral a part of the Yeppoon CBD.
“We have to be clear with the group, the railway constructing isn’t on the market, we’re in search of tenders, this was by no means negotiable.”