Government sells Melton, Werribee Crown land

The Victorian state government has sold off two parcels of surplus Crown land, one each in Wyndham and Melton, netting more than $1.3 million.

Figures from the state Department of Treasury and Finance reveal the state sold a parcel of land along Edwards Road in Werribee for $415,000 in May.

The vacant residential block, which was a former irrigation channel, was offered to Wyndham council for purchase before being put on the open market.

The state government followed it up by selling former government roads, Clarke and Riding Boundary roads in Truganina, for $915,000 to adjoining owner Boral Resources as a buffer to its existing quarrying operations.

The roads are to be closed to the public.

A state government spokesman said the two sites had been assessed as surplus to the government’s requirements.

“Proceeds from the sale of surplus land will be used to fund new capital works,” he said.

The state government sold more than 40 parcels of surplus Crown or freehold land during the 2015-16 financial year, according to Department of Treasury and Finance records.

No other Wyndham or Melton parcels of land are currently being prepared or marketed for sale.