Shorty up for auction
Friday, 15th April, 2016
Shorty O’Neil Village is on the market and will go up for public auction in June.
First National have the contract for the sale of the village which comprises 42 residential units, a community hall and office space.
In 2013, City Council declared the village “unsustainable”, having cost $1.2 million to run in the last financial year.
Council closed the village last year and sold the bed licences in November.
In past months, groups of locals have tried to stop the sale but that required a rescission motion to be put up and passed by councillors.
First National Real Estate Broken Hill’s principal, Zeta Bennett, said they expected to receive keen interest from buyers locally and interstate, with discussion already taking place with several parties.
“We have an eight-week auction marketing campaign in place which includes both local and national coverage using a range of mediums including print media and a heavy online focus,” Ms Bennett said.
“We have received positive interest and while it is early on in the campaign, we are working with a number of leads.”
The auction will be held on site on June 1 at 1pm.