Rapid Realty Townsville has the green light from Education Queensland to sell Majors Creek School under the Auctioneers hammer tommorrow (Saturday) at 2.30pm despite some determined opposition from local residents and Townsville's Major Les Tyrell pleading with the State to gift the school to the community.
Mayor Les Tyrell said to the Townsville Bulletin (19th April 2012); "I would call upon the education department to rethink their tactics and withdraw it from the market, and arrange to transfer it to a community organisation, whether that be through the council or not - we can sort that out later."
Rapid Realty Townsville Principal Mr McLeod said; "Local Townsville residents and groups have a unique opportunity to buy the 77 year old school buildings in fair condition on 3 acres, two titles, tennis courts, water tanks and fencing only 45 klm from Townsville City and within the shadows of Mount Elliott and Bowling Green Bay National Park".
Mr McLeod also said; "This type of government asset does not come onto the buying market very often, and even less so in the future because once they are sold to a private interest they rarely return to public hands".
"Residents and interested buyers can view the property for 1 hour at open for inspection immediately before the auction for the final time before it is sold to the highest bidder", Mal Charlwood, Rapid Realty Townsville's Auctioneer said.
Interested buyers should contact Rapid Realty Townsville (www.rapidrealty.com.au) now to register their interest in the auction and be prepared with their bank cheque deposit and signing of the unconditional contract on the fall of the Auctioneer's hammer.