A GLOBAL property company has been appointed to manage the sale of the former Glenormiston College.
The Sweett Group, a worldwide provider of infrastructure management services, has been commissioned by the Department of Education to assess the property and its possible uses and to value it for sale as a whole or broken up for multiple uses.
The property, most recently occupied by South West TAFE, belongs to the state government, with the Department of Education responsible for its management and sale.
Corangamite Shire mayor Chris O’Connor said he was encouraged by the Sweett Group’s involvement and hopeful of a good outcome for the region.
“I’m hopeful that it will eventually become a good business resource and a source of employment for the area,” Cr O’Connor said.
Camperdown company Total Livestock Genetics has taken a short-term lease on the Trufoods building and most of the equine facilities.
The Riding Develops Abilities group also uses the facility, and the arenas and the function hall are still available for hire.
The property is under the interim management of Indec, a company that provides management services for government facilities.
The Sweett Group will consult with the Glenormiston Advisory Group, headed by Simon Ramsay MLA, before making its final recommendations.