10 April, 2022
Cook shire invests in future
COOK Shire Council has invested over half a million dollars into the future development and expansion of their services after securing a 113,200m2 parcel of land.
The newly acquired land is located at Lot 210 Peninsula Developmental Road Lakeland and adjoins a piece of existing council freehold land within Lakeland known as ‘Perfume Gully’.
The council agreed to purchase the land for $610,000 at their recent March council meeting with Mayor Peter Scott saying it was necessary for the town’s future development.
“There are some fantastic large-scale projects being discussed that will offer significant growth and development of Lakeland,” he said.
“The challenge is that the current needs of the town have already outgrown the land that’s available.
“The purchase of this land is a strategic investment into the future of Lakeland and the shire as it allows for expansion and potential construction of critical local government infrastructure and the potential availability of land for essential services and government agencies.”