Kylie Minogue's family has succeeded in winding up a business which owes it $1.4 million in relation to a Hawthorn office block the family bought five years ago.
The dispute centres on a three-level office building the family bought from veteran private property developer Les Smith. Both sides in the argument were silent yesterday.
The family paid $13.3 million to snap up the building, on thoroughfare Church Street, three months before it was completed.
It forms part of a property empire, reportedly worth more than $30 million, built up by the singer's family in her home town.
Ron Minogue's company, 110 Church Street Hawthorn, bought the property from Mr Smith's similarly-named company, 110 Church Street in late 2007.
Yesterday, after Mr Smith's company failed to comply with a County Court order that it pay the Minogue's company $1.4 million, a Federal Court registrar ordered that it be wound up.
Registrar Tim Luxton also awarded costs to the Minogues.
But the reason for the spat is still unclear, with both Mr Smith and Beckwith Cleverdon Rees Solicitors, for the Minogue family, declining to comment yesterday.
Mr Smith runs property developer LAS Group, described on its website as a "boutique property development and investment group".
He did not attend yesterday's Federal Court hearing or the County Court hearing in June.
The Minogues still own all three levels of the 110 Church Street block, which is between Bridge and Barkers roads, in addition to a suite of properties in Melbourne.
With Simon Johanson