An eight-hectare site adjacent to Sydney’s Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, used by the Girl Guides as a training and outdoor centre, is on the market for the first time in 70 years.
The property, at 61 Miowera Road, North Turramurra and known as Glengarry, is being sold via an expressions-of-interest campaign.
The campaign is being run by Ray White Commercial Western Sydney managing director Peter Vines, director Victor Sheu and Ray White Commercial Metropolitan Sydney director Sam Hadgelias, alongside advisors Charter Keck Cramer’s Sam Barrow.
Mr Vines declined to name a price guide for the property.
He said it had been used to host camping trips for generations of Girl Guides but that the organisation had now decided to redirect funds from the sale into other activities.
The existing infrastructure consists of Glengarry House, a two-storey building with accommodation for about 58 people across two separate dormitory areas.
The ground floor of Glengarry House features a commercial kitchen and dining hall, with other buildings including a caretakers cottage and outdoor shower block.
Mr Vines said the “older-style” buildings were in good working order but that a new owner would likely conduct some renovation work.
The property’s ‘private recreation’ zoning meant that it would probably continue to be used in a similar vein, with interest having already been received from private schools and not-for-profits.
“Land parcels of this size in built-up areas are extremely rare,” he said.
“We’re expecting substantial interest from many different groups including education providers, not-for-profits and other users looking for an indoor and outdoor space in the natural environment close to the city,” he added.
In a statement, the CEO of Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT, Helen White, said funds from the sale would be put towards other initiatives.
“As an organisation, we believe that our resources can be used elsewhere to continue to provide a safe space for girls and young women to develop life and leadership skills while instilling a desire to act on issues that they care about, contributing to their communities in locally-based programs for our members,” she said.
61 Miowera Road is for sale by expressions of interest closing November 25.
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