Council compensation not enough for building ban


first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Thousands of land owners will fight the Wellington Council after its attempts to compensate them after they were not allowed to build on their land was minimal. People who bought beachfront subdivided lots on a section of Victoria’s coastline in the 1960s and 70s that have now become worthless, have vowed to fight a government-approved ban on developing their empty lots. Land owner Vassily Afcouliotis, who bought his lot for $750 in 1971 says he will take legal action to be better compensated. Wellington Shire is offering $1500 to landowners who transfer their lots to the council as part of a voluntary assistance scheme, but Mr Afcouliotis says that doesn’t cover his costs of maintaining the lot over the years and is demanding $10,000. Victorian government spokesman James Copsey said told the Herald Sun the amount offered was a matter for Wellington Council. Already 580 lots have been returned back to the Council’s hands since the scheme began in January 2012. The future of those who have kept their land also got another blow this week, with Attorney-General Robert Clark upholding the council’s policy to ban future developments between Glomar and Golden Beach. Source: Herald Sun.last_img

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