Land bungle delays opening of state’s latest $15 million police station


Land title paperwork seen by The Age this week present the parcel of land is owned on paper by Axxcel Administration Providers, which was answerable for the title’s unique 73.66 hectares that make up the Ajax Highway Industrial Subdivision the place the police station has been constructed.

When requested in regards to the land possession, a Victoria Police spokesman stated the development of the brand new station remained “on observe”.

“Forward of building completion, Victoria Police is constant to work on assembly all different related necessities to open the station as quickly as potential and repair the area people,” the spokesman stated in an announcement.

“Victoria Police has a written settlement in place with the seller in relation to the usage of this land.”

Building of the brand new station, subsequent door to Catholic ladies’ college Mount St Joseph Ladies Faculty, started in 2019 after session with Hobsons Bay Metropolis Council and close by residents.

An October 2018 planning allow utility despatched to the native council stated the state authorities would fund the mission within the 2018-19 price range, topic to planning approval.

A council report discovered as much as 146 employees would occupy the constructing.

    Axxcel Administration Providers, a largely Asian-based firm, couldn’t be contacted.