Port Fairy railway goods shed plan abandoned

PORT Fairy’s historic disused railway goods shed is again without a future. 

The corrugated iron and timber building has been thrown back into limbo after a developer pulled the plug on tentative plans to transform the idle shed into accommodation. 

Moyne Shire has spent the past few months in talks with a proponent with hopes that the heritage-listed shed, built in 1890, could be given a new life. 

But problems rezoning the land from public use to commercial would lead to “significant delays”. Council director of physical services Trevor Greenberger said the high costs had deterred the unnamed developer from taking on the site. 

“The land had to be rezoned and there would be a lengthy amount of time and significant costs involved,” Mr Greenberger said. 

“Through the rezoning there could have been a significant amount of community consultation and depending on the level of objections ... with all that in mind the proponent decided not to proceed.” 

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