Kohinoor Community Centre is on the market after Ballarat Council decided the centre was surplus to its requirements.
The 3620sqm site on Errard St South has been in council hands as a community centre and meeting place for local groups for more than 25 years.
But there has been little use of the buildings for the past 18 months as council considered its future.
"The back half of the building was used ... for older residents with intellectual disability and with the roll-out of the NDIS that program ceased," said council's community development director Neville Ivey.
"The front half was mixed use including a planned activity group for older residents looking for social connection. That program transitioned in to a more mobile one where we organised people to maybe go to the art gallery, or out for a meal ... rather than all coming to a building and having a cup of tea," he said.
Up to 20 community groups also used the centre for meetings, workshops and other activities, but have moved to other council sites.
"We were unsure early of what the future of that building was going to be from a program perspective ... and what we would have to do in terms of building works to bring it up to expected standards was quite expensive," he said.
Cost/benefit analysis showed council would be better spending the money on newer facilities like the Lucas Community Centre, and more mobile programs, and a decision was made last year to sell the centre.
Colliers International are selling the property, which is zoned general residential, through an expression of interest process which closes on June 19.
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"We are using Colliers International because they have a history around selling buildings used by the community," said director of infrastructure and environment Terry Demeo.
"Rather than just put it to auction it will be sold as expression of interest where council ... gets to have a look at it and not make a decision purely around price."
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