The future of a large parcel of land in the centre of Port Fairy remains uncertain.
The former home of the Port Fairy SES Unit is currently not being used after the buildings on the site were deemed unsafe.
The SES has set up its operation in a number of loaned locations in the short-term as it awaits the completion of construction of its new home on the Princes Highway.
The former SES site is in Sackville Street, next to the public toilet block and across the road from the Star of the West Hotel.
This site is owned by Moyne Shire council, who purchased it in 1999.
Moyne Shire Council director of infrastructure and environment, Ms Edith Farrell, said council acquired the land with some set conditions.
"The land was sold to Council on a restricted use basis, and may only be used for State Emergency Services (SES) purposes only," Ms Farrell said.
"In May 2021, the main building was deemed unsafe for the continued operation of emergency services, by SES management who have since vacated the site and terminated the lease."
But Ms Farrell said this connection with the land and the SES could be altered.
"Council is now assessing options for the Sackville Street site, including obtaining an unrestricted title to allow for greater opportunities to be considered for use of the land," she said.
"It is estimated that the process of obtaining an unrestricted title could take up to six months, subject to undertaken market valuations and state government processes."
The block joins on at its rear to another parcel of land, which is now a cleared site but was once home to the Port Fairy Kindergarten.
This land fronts Bank Street and was purchased in 2018 by a consortium of local business people for $1.35 million. The land was owned and sold by council.
Both blocks had once been slated as possible locations for additional parking in the Port Fairy CBD.