Waratah school up for sale

On 20/01/2019 by admin

Under the hammer: The old Waratah Primary School building will be up for grabs when an auction is held on Friday, July 15. Picture: SuppliedThe oldWaratah Primary School could soon have a new owner, with the property due to go under the hammer next week.
Nanjing Night Net

The building has been vacant since the school was closed in 2009, but will be up for auction through Roberts Real Estate in Burnieon Friday, July 15.

Property consultant Tim Barrett believes a buyer could use the site for tourism purposes.

“I think it could be a bit of a drop off spot, where people could stopand have a rest while they’re in the area,” Mr Barrett said.

“It could be traveller’s accommodation, with places like Cradle Mountain and the Tarkine Wilderness nearby.

“I think it’s going to have to be on the tourism side of things.”

Mr Barrett noted other old primary school’s in the Burnie area, including Brooklyn and Upper Burnie had beensold and used for accommodation, so the same outcome was possible for Waratah.

Roberts Real Estate recently tested the market at Waratah when the historic Bischoff Hotel went up for sale in May, but were unable to find a buyer.

Mr Barrett said he had had a number of enquiries about the property, but it would not be known until the day of the auction how many people might turn up.

He was not able to say what sort of price the school might attract as the reserve price won’t be released until next Friday.

The auction will be held on site at 29 Ritchie Street, Waratah on Friday July 15 at 11.30am.

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