Project objective

To seek community feedback on the proposed sale of land adjoining 34 and 2/36 Raynes Park Road, Hampton.

Project impacts

The proposal mainly impacts the adjoining property owners as well as Hampton Bowls Club and its members who may have an opinion whether Council should sell the land or not, the wider Bayside community is also invited to provide us with their feedback.

The subject land was previously a drainage reserve that is no longer required for its original purpose. It contains underground sewerage and drainage easements which makes it problematic to plant trees and the size of the land is deemed too small to create a pocket park. As Council cannot use this land for any other purpose, it is seeking community feedback on whether to sell the land.

The land has been offered to the adjoining property owners in accordance with Council’s Discontinuance and Sale of Right of Ways, Roads and Reserves Policy. Council has obtained an independent valuation of the land at the current market rate and is proposing to sell the land for a combined sum of $126,000 plus GST to the owners of 34 and 2/36 Raynes Park Road, Hampton.

What information do we need from the community?

We will present the community with the proposed sale of the subject land, the reasons for the sale and invite feedback/submissions from any individual or organisation concerning that sale.

What can the community influence?

  • Whether to sell the land or not

What can’t the community influence?

  • The purchasers of the land
  • Market value of the land
  • What the money for the proposed sale will be used for

Stakeholders and community

This stakeholder assessment is a generalised understanding of sections of the community that have a connection to the project or matter. This information is used to understand the types of tools and techniques that will achieve the strongest and most effective outcomes for engagement and communication.

Impact: What level of change the stakeholder / community segment may experience as a result of the project / matter

Interest: What level of interest has been expressed or is anticipated

Influence: Reference to the IAP2 Spectrum

Stakeholder / community




Neighbouring property owners




Hampton Bowls Club




Wider Bayside Community




Selected tools and techniques

The tools and techniques selected for this project are informed by the project content, stakeholders and type of feedback sought.

Key tools for communicating the project

  • Public notice on Council’s website and in The Age
  • Letters distributed to neighbouring residents
  • Council's e-newsletter This Week in Bayside
  • Email notification to Have Your Say members
  • Sign on site with QR code linking to project page and survey

Key methods for gathering feedback

  • Online engagement through Have Your Say, including opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback
  • Phone/post/email correspondence
  • Printed information and feedback form available, as required
  • Information available in accessible formats, as requested.

Project timelines

Community consultation on proposed sale: 23 November - 20 December 2022

Collate and consider feedback: Late December/early January 2023

Community consultation report published: February 2023

Council expected to consider sale of land: February 2023

Decision-making process

It is expected that Council will consider the results of the community feedback at its meeting in February 2023. The agenda, including the community engagement report and Council officer's recommendation in relation to the proposed sale of the land adjoining 34 and 2/36 Raynes Park Road, Hampton will be published in February 2023 via Council's website.

Project subscribers will be notified of the results of the engagement via email update once the agenda is published.

All Council meetings are live-streamed via Council’s website. Community members can also ask a question or request to be heard at this meeting.

More information

Anton Nystrom

Property Officer

Ph: 9599 4772