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MEDIA RELEASE | Council invests into the future of Lakeland

Cook Shire Council has acquired an 11-hectare lot of freehold land adjacent to the township of Lakeland in preparation for the potential exponential growth of the agricultural hub. 

Located at Lot 210 Peninsula Developmental Road, Lakeland, the 113,200m2 (approximately 11.23 hectares/27.97 acres) parcel was purchased for $610,000 and adjoins Council’s freehold land located within Lakeland – known as ‘Perfume Gully’ – which currently provides for natural drainage of the township.

“There are some fantastic large-scale projects being discussed that will offer significant growth and development of Lakeland,” said Cook Shire Mayor, Peter Scott. “The challenge is that the current needs of the town have already outgrown the land that’s available.

“The purchase of this land is a strategic investment into the future of Lakeland and the Shire as it allows for expansion and potential construction of critical local government infrastructure and the potential availability of land for essential services, government agencies, residential and commercial purposes.”

Full master planning, including extensive community consultation, will be undertaken before a decision will be made on the future use of the land. While the future use of the land is being decided, the land will be maintained 'as is'.

Funds for the purchase will be allocated from Council’s current cash reserves.

For more information contact Cook Shire Council via email at or phone on 4082 0500.

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