Proposed sale of property on Royle Street, Maryborough

Project Overview

Local Maryborough residents were encouraged to have a say on the future of a parcel of Council-owned land near the Mary River in Maryborough.

At its December 2022 meeting, Council passed a resolution that land at Royle Street, Maryborough, described as Lot 1 on SP207975, go out to tender to purchase and for public consultation to be carried out.

Community engagement occurred during the same period as the tender process, as directed by Council. The engagement report was provided to Council for their consideration.

Both the community feedback and the tender closed at 11:55 pm Thursday 13 April 2023. At the 24 May 2023 meeting, Council received the community engagement report and the tender applications, and decided toaccepta $700,150 offer from the River Christian College to buy the land.

Council sells land for Maryborough school expansion

The Fraser Coast Regional Council will sell a block of land in Royle Street to the Riverside Christian College to facilitate the school’s expansion.

Survey Now Closed

Survey has now closed. Council will now review the feedback with a report going to Council in the coming months.

  • Phase 1 - Planning & Pre-Engagement

    February-March 23

  • Phase 2 – Engagement (incl notifications & targeted engagement)

    17 March – 13 April 23

  • Phase 3 – Post Engagement

    Engagement report and presentation of data

    April-May 23

  • Phase 4 – Internal Evaluation

    May 23

We are seeking feedback from the local residents, property owners and businesses near the locality of Lot 1 on SP207975.

The ways we will do this include:

  • Hard copy information available at Libraries and Customer Service Centres
  • Engagement Hub Project page - online survey, fact sheets, project information etc
  • Email notifications (incl. but not limited to local property owners and stakeholders, Council newsletter subscribers, Engagement Hub members, etc)
  • Letter box drops to local residents
  • Signage installed at Lot 1 on SP207975

Feedback we receive will be collated into a report which will be provided to Council for consideration, along with the tender responses.

Background

This lot in Royle Street initially went to tender in 2022. At its December 2022 meeting, Council passed a resolution that this land go back out to tender, and for public consultation to be carried out at the same time.

As this land is open space close to the Mary River, we want to seek feedback from the community before Council makes a final decision on whether to sell the land and for what purpose.