THE sale of an iconic central Wodonga building has taken a major step forward.
In a complex site deal, the council this week flagged its intention to sell a parcel of land at 198A High Street, on which the Cafe Grove building is sited.
It is a legislative process in which members of the community may make a submission in regards the intention to sell.
If, as expected, the council decides to sell its land it will be bundled together with the two parcels of Crown land across the whole site.
As a result, the likely sale be handled by the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance.
"The council resolved to undertake the process in the confidential section of its May council meeting," a council spokesperson said.
"The council will not be making any further comment on this matter while it is subject to the Section 189 process."
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The Crown's parcels of land have been managed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
The Cafe Grove building, constructed by Albury builders Chicks, opened in 1957 and served as the council offices before the move across Hovell Street to its present headquarters in 1976.
After the relocation the site was used for government offices before being converted to a cafe with adjoining function centre.
The council leased out the cafe as it does with the cafe located in The Cube building on the opposite side of Hovell Street.
Meanwhile, further along High Street, the building partly occupied by Senator Bridget McKenzie is for sale.
Senator McKenzie leases the ground level suite with the federal government presently paying an annual lease of $74,274.
She relocated her electoral office from Bendigo to Wodonga early last year, sparking speculation she was considering a switch from to the lower house by running in the seat of Indi.
But instead former Wodonga mayor Mark Byatt ran for the Nationals in Indi with the electorate remaining in the hands of an independent with Helen Haines succeeding Voice for Indi predecessor Cathy McGowan, who originally won the seat in 2013.