Coffs Coast Outlook understands that the Coffs Harbour City Council (CHCC ) has advertised a tender for the sale of four of their properties.
All are scheduled to be sold to part fund the new Cultural Centre and Council Chambers in Gordon Street.
Details of the tender are below.
3.1. Administration Building, 2 Castle St, Coffs Harbour (Lot 2 Sec DP 566885, Lot 1 Sec DP 566885, Lot 8 Sec 6 DP 758258), Description- Two level commercial office building of approximately 3,172. square meters net lettable area and basement car parking. To be sold on a leaseback basis to Council on a 3+1+1+1-year lease.
3.2. Rigby House, 27-29 Duke Street Coffs Harbour (Lot 110 Sec DP 777398),
Description – Three level commercial multi-tenant office building of approximately 4,185 square metres net lettable area and basement car parking. Council occupied areas to be leased back on a 3+1+1+1-year basis.
3.3. 169-171 Rose Ave, Coffs Harbour (Lot 100 Sec DP 861850),
Description- Single level older style commercial multi-tenanted office building of approximately 753 square metres lettable area and at grade parking.
3.4. Museum, 215A Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour (Lot 101 Sec DP 1041655);
Description – Single level building with a lettable area of approximate 251 square meters which has Heritage significance to be leased back to Council on a 3+1+1+1 year basis.
It seems that the CHCC continues to take no notice of the strong community opposition to the proposed “cultural space” and the fact a petition to the NSW Government to put a hold on it has now reached approximately 12,000 signatures.
Interestingly these sale tenders are clearly exempt from the ‘independent audit’ of this process that council voted to approve just over two weeks ago.