Northe: resolution must be found for derelict buildings
Local councils need greater powers to compel the owners of derelict buildings to clean them up or remove them, according to the Member for Morwell, Russell Northe.
He said his office has been contacted by community groups that are unhappy that rundown or abandoned buildings are allowed to remain standing.
Mr Northe said he is throwing his support behind local communities in this matter, after being contacted by local residents across several communities including the Traralgon Community Development Association (TDCA).
"The TCDA and indeed other community organisations have identified properties within their townships that should either be demolished or cleaned up appropriately," Mr Northe said, "but it appears adequate enforcement is not being applied in many instances".