Coastal land swap support

Coastal land swap support

Robe District Council has given conditional support to a land swap deal worth more than $1m.

The council held a well-attended community forum on the proposal last month and then considered 210 written submissions at a special meeting on Wednesday (August 31).

In essence, it will swap a land parcel with the Robe Golf Club.

A number of conditions have to be satisfied including a cultural heritage review and the revocation of the community land classification.

This land and an unmade road reserve will be sold to the golfers for $1.045m.

In turn, it is anticipated the council will pay this same amount to the Robe Golf Club for its land behind Hateley Crescent.

Council chief executive James Holyman has been authorised by council to set the land swap process in train.

A number of high-profile Robe residents and ratepayers made their opinions known on the merits of the land swap.

They included ex-Defence Minister Christopher Pyne, retired Adelaide cardiologist and state cricketer Dr John Sangster and ex-councillors Marcia Dening, Kristina Alexander and David Loxton.

There was strong support from the golfing fraternity as the land swap will benefit the course.

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