FOR SALE – HISTORIC POLICE STATION / RESIDENCE ACQUIRED & REFURBISHED AS A MUSEUM.
TOTAL INVESTMENT $1.6 MILLION. NOW FOR SALE AT MARKET VALUE, (EST. VALUE $800,000)
By Tom Strickland AO
What is Council thinking? This Heritage Building could soon be demolished!
As were four former civic/cultural properties in our CBD. Those four properties now form part of the C.Ex development.
Our museum building is a historical icon. Disposal of this piece of our heritage is the equivalent of a fire sale!
And the possible 50% loss incurred in this sale, will not be accounted for as an added expenditure in the mounting cost of its Gordon Street replacement.
How much is our heritage worth? How much of our history are we prepared to sacrifice?
It would be a crime to dispose of this. It is the last community-owned heritage buildings in our city.
A previous CCO story on the sale of the Museum from last October that we are unaware of being refuted yet can be found here; https://coffscoastoutlook.com.au/are-ratepayers-facing-a-loss-overall-on-sale-of-museum/