New evidence on school site claim

Colac Otway Shire Council chief Rob Small and mayor Lyn Russell inspect documents which the council says prove the Colac community bought the Colac High School site more than 100 years ago.

COLAC Otway Shire Council says it has found concrete evidence to support a claim on the former Colac High School site.

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4 Responses to “New evidence on school site claim”

  1. Phil Alexander

    He won’t be able to, if Napthine already sold it!

  2. @ Phil, don’t worry, I’m sure that when Daniel Andrews wins in November he will hand it over to the public

  3. Phil Alexander

    There is a thing called the legal issue and another thing called the moral issue.
    Given that the Education Department did not pay a cent for the site and given that the Council wants the land back now that the Department no longer has use for the site, morally the government should hand it back.
    If the Napthine Government wants to use legal argument to sell the land to developers then they are being immoral. This land and buildings should now be used for the benefit of the Colac community as a whole rather than for the bank balance of influential developers.
    Unfortunately, this Liberal Government has a track record of putting the interests of communities a long way second to the interest of wealthy mates.

  4. Peter Gstrein

    “the shire president had approved the offer to carry/convey the land to the department”. Using the definition of conveyance (from http://www.propertywords.com.au) – “The act of transferring the title of land, real estate, or personal property from one person or entity to another” as a guide, the municipality has transferred ownership of the property to the Education Department. A simple Title search would confirm whether or not that process had been followed. If it has – bad luck, Rob.

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