Anyone need a few hundred sheep pens? That and much more are part of a giant sell-off of the old equipment at the Latrobe Street saleyards, all due to be sold by the end of the year.
There are four lots advertised for clearance at the extended site just south of Victoria Park, which each contain "enormous quantities" of infrastructure from the old market place. The saleyards closed for the final time in October last year.
Three of the lots contain old sheep and cattle selling pens. Also up for grabs are loading ramps, light towers, undercover drafts, walkways, steel sheds, water tanks - and even a weighing platform and station.
Adrian Smith of Landmark Harcourt is orchestrating the sales and said there had been a lot of interest since the signs were put up a few days ago.
He described the sale as having "monstrous amounts" of steel, timber, panels, gates and ramps, which any purchasers would be able to reuse or recycle as they see fit.
The four lots cover almost the entire site, with the exception of an area allocated as "heritage" or significant interest.
On Wednesday evening, councillors voted in favour of applying for an amendment to the planning scheme, which would give a heritage overlay to a small part of the 13-hectare site.
It means a 1909 administration building, as adjoining sheep yards it and a selling pavilion constructed in 1963 will be preserved.
The future of the rest of the site, which was open from 1864 until last year, remains unclear with several stages left before its use is confirmed.
An earlier consultation suggested the community were keen on protecting the heritage, reopening Gillies Street through the sale yards and renewing the entire precinct.
A background analysis paper has also been published to pinpoint some of the challenges and opportunities of the area - not least the contamination from more than 150 years of use.
One of the next stages will be the publication of a summary paper which includes land use recommendations, which would also then go to wider consultation.
There is no specific date for when the final purpose of the land will be decided or when work will begin. However, the City of Ballarat mayor Ben Taylor has cited the precinct as one of his priorities during his year-long term in office.
In a press release on Thursday, the City of Ballarat said it would apply for another amendment to allow the use of the area, which is crown land, for something other than as sale yards.
All the existing infrastructure that is up for sale will be open for inspection on December 6, and all expressions of interest need to be received by December 19.
All the pens and other equipment would need to be removed by June next year, although that does not include the removal of concrete or paving.
Previous coverage of the former saleyards
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