PLANS for a tourist park on Wodonga's Lincoln Causeway have been revived with Albury Council opting to resume negotiations with private landholders.
Just over three months after Wodonga Council walked away from a collaboration, Albury is going it alone on the project which was tied to the federal government-funded Twin Cities Regional Deal.
A behind closed doors motion passed this week by Albury Council "instructs" the city's chief executive Frank Zaknich to "re-enter negotiations with the vendors regarding the acquisition of riverside experience lands which were the subject of a confidential report".
That report was discussed privately by councillors at a meeting on March 22 and resulted in a motion that noted with "disappointment" a decision by Wodonga Council to no longer pursue the acquisition of the land on Gateway Island.
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The council declined to answer questions from The Border Mail on the land issue following Monday night's meeting.
A report on the progress of negotiations is required to be presented to the council by July 26 as part of the latest motion.
Wodonga Council has also had a secret discussion about Gateway Island land at its meeting this week.
It involved the transfers of property on the island from the federal government to the council.
It was stated a public discussion of the deal "may inhibit" a process which involves ministerial approval.
The Border Mail understands the motion related to land that previously came under the control of the now defunct Albury-Wodonga Corporation.
That includes areas that have been leased out for quarrying.
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