Unknown bidder wants to buy riverfront land on Wildens Way, Murray Bridge from council

The land an unnamed buyer wants to purchase from the Murray Bridge council. Image: Rural City of Murray Bridge.
The land an unnamed buyer wants to purchase from the Murray Bridge council. Image: Rural City of Murray Bridge.

An unnamed buyer wants to buy a row of shacks from the Murray Bridge council.

The council announced on November 7 it had been approached about a section of riverfront land on Wildens Way, near Long Island Reserve, on which a dozen shacks stand.

The land falls entirely within the 1956 flood boundary, and the part of it closest to the River Murray remains a designated flood zone.

The remaining portion of the land is zoned River Murray fringe, which will become a rural zone when South Australia's new planning system comes into effect on April 1.

Either way, little new development could occur there without a zoning change or an exemption from planning authorities.

Since the land is surplus to requirements, according to the council, it will aim to sell it a price "at or above current market value", to either the owners of adjacent land or "others with a pre-existing interest in the land".

However, the council is offering ratepayers a chance to say whether they think that sale method is fair.

They are not consulting on whether the land should be sold or not.

Per its unsolicited proposals policy, the identity of the party which made the bid to buy the land has not been disclosed.

  • Have your say: Visit letstalk.murraybridge.sa.gov.au or write to the Rural City of Murray Bridge, PO Box 421, Murray Bridge SA 5253 before 3pm on December 5.

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