A successful outcome has been achieved for our local community with Whitehorse Council, this week, agreeing to purchase the former Nunawading Primary School site.
Dee Ryall, Member for Ringwood, worked tirelessly to achieve negotiating terms for Council to purchase the site at significantly less than market value price. “I am very pleased our local community and advocacy groups have been heard, and that I was able to bring about a solution enabling Council and Government to come back to the negotiating table,” Ms Ryall said.
Since the former Coalition Government cleaned off the graffiti, patched the roof and secured the old heritage original school building with protective fencing, the building has been further vandalised. “I know that the vandalism has been very distressing for our local community and with the restoration of the fencing, I am hopeful we will see no further damage,” Ms Ryall said.
“I thank our community advocates for working so hard toward the retention of the site for our community.” I also congratulate the City of Whitehorse on the purchase and look forward to the community being involved in the future of the site.” Ms Ryall said.