Saturday, May 25, 2024

New opportunities for Morgan Riverfront under planning changes

The Mid Murray Council is seeking public feedback on proposed changes to improve the activation and future use of a section of the Morgan riverfront.

Council is proposing amendments to Community Land Management Plans (CLMP) for two areas downriver of the ferry crossing – the Morgan Ferry Reserve and Morgan Riverfront (Lot 437) – with the aim of allowing leasing and licensing.

Both sites are Crown Land, but fall under the care and control of Council and are subject to existing CLMPs, which are currently restrictive and outdated.

Mid Murray Mayor Dave Burgess said the proposed changes could pave the way for future development options to be considered which may maximise the use of the sites.

“The Morgan riverfront is a beautiful spot that’s already popular with locals and visitors,” Mayor Burgess says.

“Changing the CLMPs to allow leases and licences on this small section will make it simpler for appropriate organisations to potentially use these sites to bring more vibrancy and economic benefits to this area and to the wider Morgan community.”

Under the proposed changes to the CLMP, any approved development or land use would be subject to reviews every five years to make sure all terms and conditions of the lease or licence arrangement continue to be met.

Any lease or licences offered for the sites would also be subject to future community consultation before being considered by Council.

The proposed Community Land Management Plans can be viewed at Council’s offices in Morgan, Mannum and Cambrai.

For more information, visit www.mid-murray.sa.gov.au/community/public-consultation.

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