Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Council Selling Historic Building

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Council Selling Historic Building

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Byline: Sarah Crawford sarah.crawford@dailymercury.com.au

MACKAY Regional Council has washed its hands of the heritage-listed old Pioneer Shire Council building by deciding to sell the property that fell into squalor and disrepair under its watch.

Yesterday the council passed a motion to sell the 83-year-old building in Wood Street.

A council spokesperson said the decision followed negotiations between council, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Queensland Heritage Council, which placed the building on the Queensland heritage register late last year.

The 1400 square metre freehold parcel of land is designated as City Residential under the current Town Plan with the heritage building covering less than 20 per cent of the site.

Mayor Col Meng said Council had decided to sell the building because they had "no use for it".

He said the buyer would be required to keep the art deco front facade of the building and maintain its upkeep. …

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