COVID-19 may drive one among Ballarat’s largest ever gross sales

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The Ballarat Life-style Centre at 29 Cherry Flat Highway, Delacombe, may prime $12m.


A Ballarat property poised to prime $12m is anticipated to turn out to be one of many metropolis’s priciest business actual property transactions up to now.

However it’s “solely a small piece” of a just lately renewed pocket that might be value a staggering $200m in its entirety, with COVID-19 driving consumers to Victoria’s third largest regional metropolis.

The Ballarat Life-style Centre at 29 Cherry Flat Highway, Delacombe, is being offered off by the Troon Group after opening simply final 12 months.

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Stonebridge Property Group’s Justin Dowers is engaged on the sale after facilitating the builders’ buy of the land and an adjoining block when it was simply “paddocks” in 2015.

On the time, Troon Group paid about $20m for a sprawling allotment that’s now residence to the Delacombe city centre, on prime of an undisclosed determine for the land the place the 1.17ha Life-style Centre and a neighbouring 1.7ha Bunnings had been now situated.

“This web site is sitting subsequent to a Bunnings which might be up round $40m and the city centre which might be $100m,” Mr Dowers stated.

“And with the Bupa and the McDonalds it could be $200m. Within the scheme of issues, $12m is barely a small piece of it.

“They (the Troons) backed themselves in and it’s thriving.”

With COVID-19 making regional Victoria “much more engaging” as extra individuals look to regional areas with a work-from-home mentality, the sale of the retail hub on Cherry Flat Highway can also be anticipated to learn from debt turning into cheaper over the previous seven months.

The Quest serviced residences constructing in Central Ballarat was one other of the town’s priciest property gross sales.


Colliers Worldwide’s Mike Crittenden can also be engaged on the itemizing and stated he anticipated the client would possible be a high-net-worth particular person or a syndicate eager to money in on the property’s mixed $740,490 in hire a 12 months.

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“There’s important pent-up demand from Victorian high-net-worth consumers for property like this,” Mr Crittenden stated.

“However we’ve got additionally had numerous Victorians shopping for into NSW and Queensland and vice-versa.”

He added that it was unlikely potential consumers would get one other probability at an analogous property any time quickly, with few related in Ballarat and the Troon Group having no intention of promoting some other property.

CoreLogic data present the 4.87ha Wendouree Homemaker Centre fetched $27.1m in 2014.

Different substantial gross sales embody a greater than $10m deal for the Quest serviced residences constructing in Central Ballarat, however the suburb of Delacombe’s highest earlier value on file is $3m — although off-record gross sales have gone greater.

The Ballarat Life-style Centre formally hits the market on Thursday and is anticipated to be offered earlier than Christmas.

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