In accordance with a recommendation of the Victorian Ombudsman Report into the Ninety Mile Beach Subdivisions, Council is notifying of the commencement of the compulsory acquisition process for 715 undevelopable lots where the owner’s address is unknown despite extensive searches to find them.
6 Notices of Intention to Acquire for different land groupings and owners and a Statement to accompany the Notice was published in the Herald Sun newspaper on 23 April 2021 and on land in the area.
The Notices ask that persons with an interest in the specified land provide Council with specified information and respond quoting the relevant Notice of Intention to Acquire and the relevant person and land description.
The compulsory acquisition process only applies to land with an owner that is “address unknown / unable to be found” and does not apply to land where the owner has already registered with us in writing indicating that they do not wish to transfer their land to Council.
The compulsory acquisition (where owners cannot be found) will result in undevelopable privately-owned flood prone land being transferred into public ownership.