Wellington Shire Council (Council) gives notice under Section 115 of the Local Government Act 2020 (Act) that it intends to offer a lease for a term up to 10 years at the former Mechanical Trades Hall, Mortimer Drive, Fulham (refer to plan below).
Council intends to offer the lease at market value but with an initial rent free period of two years and the opportunity for the tenant to benefit from additional rental reductions in the following years subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions concerning investment in the local community.
The property is to be leased for the purposes of an advanced vehicle assembly, manufacturing and testing facility with ancillary research and development and skills training.
Any person may make a written submission to Council.
All submissions must be received on or before 5.00pm on Friday 8 July 2022. Submissions will then be considered in accordance with Council’s Community Engagement Policy by Council or a Committee of Council (Committee) convened for that purpose.
If a person wishes to be heard in support of their submission they must so indicate in their written submission and this will entitle them to appear in person or by a person acting on their behalf before Council or a Committee to be held at a date and time to be advised at Council Chambers, 70 Foster Street, Sale. The meeting will proceed if one or more persons request to be heard.
Submissions made in accordance with Council’s Community Engagement Policy are not considered confidential and will be incorporated into the agenda and minutes of any Council or Committee meeting at which the matter is considered. Any person requiring more information may contact Brent Setches, Commercial Property Officer, on 1300 366 244.