The Baw Baw Shire Council is preparing to demolish a house beside Warragul’s Civic Park this week.
As part of the Civic Park Master Plan, the Council purchased the house on Albert Street in 2010 due to its proximity to both Civic Park and West Gippsland Arts Centre.
The windows were removed and temporary fencing erected around the property after a recent inspection identified asbestos in the window seal putty.
Due to ongoing reports of vandalism and unlawful break-ins at the house, demolition has been brought forward in the interests of public safety.
Following removal of the house, the site will be cleared and the land rehabilitated in accordance with the Civic Park Master Plan.
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