First steps towards a new Koroit depot
Published on 09 January 2023
Moyne Shire Council is taking the first steps towards establishing a new Koroit depot, with expressions of interest for a suitable parcel of land now open.
Mayor Cr Karen Foster said seeking expressions of interest for the sale or lease of a suitable parcel of land was the first step in a long process.
“Our Koroit depot has outgrown its current site in High Street and the time is coming for it to be moved to a new location,” Cr Foster said.
“There are no firm timeframes for the establishment of a new depot, but we want to get the process started and explore what options are available. We will keep the community informed as we progress.”
Chief Executive Officer Brett Davis said it was important staff had modern facilities to work from that would ensure safety was a priority.
“I think we can all recognise that the depot in High Street isn’t really suitable for its purpose anymore,” Mr Davis said.
“This isn’t a plan to consolidate all our depots onto one new site, we plan to keep depots at Mortlake, Naringal and Macarthur operational.
“We would look at relocating some elements from those depots to a new site - like truck wash bays and bitumen storage - but given Moyne covers more than 5000 square kilometers, it’s important that we have teams and equipment based in various locations around the shire.”
The expression of interest calls for a site within the central area of Moyne Shire, or near a Moyne Shire township, that is two to five hectares in size and is able to store industrial materials, plant and equipment and provide office space.
Expressions of Interest close at 2pm on February 10 and can be made via www.moyne.vic.gov.au/Your-Council/Tenders