Homes may go

THREE Korumburra homes or one business shed could potentially be demolished by South Gippsland Shire Council and replaced with a community hub.

Korumburra residents had the opportunity to speak up about the Korumburra Community Hub plan at a pop in information session hosted by council in the Korumburra Meeting Room last Thursday.

Council’s manager of planning Paul Stampton said three potential locations for the hub require land to be bought and the financial value of each option was within 20 percent of each proposal.

Three locations have been identified as the potential site of the hub.

Option one is the former kindergarten site and surrounds in Victoria Street which is comprised of a private dwelling and a commercial shed.

Option two is 22 to 28 Victoria Street which comprises four separately owned lots between and including 22 and 28 Victoria Street.

Three of the lots contain privately owned dwellings zoned commercial one, while 28 Victoria Street is council owned and contains the former council childcare centre.

“Obviously we feel for the landowners personally but we spent a considerable amount of time speaking with each property owner,” Mr Stampton said.

Option three is the Korumburra railway station yard.

Korumburra resident David Jackson said, “My favourite is option three; it is the perfect spot for it because it has the view.

“The houses in option two have got to be at least 80 years old. They’re beautiful homes that will be taken away.

“Option one is a good spot but the access is poor and dangerous. It’s no good.”

Mr Jackson’s wife Maryanne likes option one because it’s close to their home but she’s worried about the trees that will be chopped down.

“The railway station option will make better use of the land compared to what’s there because at the moment it’s a waste,” she said.

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