Controversial Golden Point land set to be sold

A CONTROVERSIAL Magpie Street block of land is under contract.
Nanjing Night Net

However, the potential owner will remain anonymous for privacy reasons until the sale is completed, which could happen within the next month.

The land has been owned by Sovereign Hill since 1997, but has been used by Golden Point residents as a public park for several years.

A cricket pitch, training nets, a basketball court and a disused tennis court are all on the site.

However, Sovereign Hill is now selling the surplus land to buy a larger site further along Magpie Street for a planned expansion.

PRD Nationwide Ballarat agent Brenden Barclay, who is selling the land, said he could not talk about the proposed sale due to privacy concerns.

Sovereign Hill chief executive officer Jeremy Johnson said he also could not discuss the potential deal.

“We just hope that a sale will emerge out of it,” Mr Johnson said.

Resident Peter Wills said about 1640 people had signed a petition to Ballarat City Council to recognise the land’s “current and long-standing use”.

Magpie Street residents protest about the sale plans last year.

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