Lease agreement reached for Pompeis Landing
28 February 2018
Kingston Council and Mr Leon Pompei have reached agreement on a lease for parts of land at the Mordialloc Creek.
Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said he was pleased that an agreement had been reached and that months of legal action had now been resolved.
“We’re pleased that Mr Pompei has entered into a formal lease and licence arrangement that ensures the ongoing presence of the Pompei family on the Mordialloc Creek,” Cr Staikos said. “The nine-year lease clearly sets out the areas where Mr Pompei can operate from and also allows for joint use of the boat ramp with the Mordialloc Boating and Angling Club.”
Cr Staikos said the lease agreement at the community rate of $104 per annum is similar to one offered to Mr Pompei by Council in December 2015, with a longer term and slightly increased lease area.
Under the agreement, Council will also build a new public pathway to the north of the lease area, and erect a fence to clearly mark the site.
Cr Staikos said that he was pleased to see the end of the long-running legal action that had cost Council around $800,000 since the matter commenced in 2016.
Legal action had been commenced by the previous Council in 2016 as Mr Pompei had not signed a lease to use the space and Council was seeking vacant possession of the site.
Council resolution from Tuesday 29 March 2016 Council meeting:
1. Provide Pompei’s Marine Pty Ltd until 5.00pm on 8 April 2016 to accept and execute the Licence
provided on 17 February 2016
2. Authorise the Chief Executive Officer to do all things necessary to gain vacant possession of the land
currently occupied by Pompei’s Marine Pty Ltd in the event that the Licence is not accepted and
executed by 5pm on 8 April 2016.