28 July, 2023
Moyne seeks new depot
MOYNE Shire Council is searching for land for a new depot.
The council is now seeking further expressions of interest for a suitable parcel of land for a depot after previous submissions, submitted earlier this year, proved unsuitable.
Mayor Cr Karen Foster said this was the first step in a long process.
“Our Koroit depot has outgrown its current site in High Street and it is soon due 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.
“It’s clear that the depot in High Street isn’t really suitable for its purpose anymore,” he 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 kilometres, 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 10 hectares in size and can store industrial materials, plant and equipment and provide office space.