November 30, 2022

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Developer to transform Berrima Gaol into boutique hotel following $7m purchase

Berrima Gaol, a previous correctional facility in the Southern Highlands of NSW, is to be redeveloped into a resort and entertainment precinct adhering to a $7 million sale to Blue Sox Group.

As portion of a “rigorous” Expressions of Interest (EOI) method, Blue Sox’s profitable proposal very carefully regarded the heritage-detailed properties on website and their historical importance to the local local community.

“The proposal incorporates a boutique lodge even though retaining the gorgeous grounds of the estate, and will include café, restaurant, bar, neighborhood and event spots, and areas which will cater for tiny small business chances these as antique and e book stores, personalized providers, art galleries, library and museum,” mentioned Minister for Scheduling and Minister for Properties, Anthony Roberts.

Blue Sox Group will collaborate with the community, regional Indigenous teams and the Local Aboriginal Land Council on strategies to “preserve and rejoice the wider site’s heritage”.

Colliers’ Nick Estephen, Thomas Mosca and Frank Oliveri brokered the sale and the EOI system was conducted by Property and Growth NSW (PDNSW).

“I am confident the EOI standards was structured to make sure the successful proponent sent a robust proposal that furnished a broad array of social, financial and cultural positive aspects for Berrima and the Southern Highlands and that the neighborhood will embrace the vision the proponent has for this substantial home,” reported Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman.  

Colliers Associate Director, Thomas Mosca, said there was a ton of fascination in this home.

“We received great quantities of enquiry from all-around Australia with a report amount of inspections and curiosity from each individual sector,” he stated.

“There is huge attraction and charm related with the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.”

Estephen mentioned the facility has “endless” prospective.

“We are thrilled to see it be transformed into an iconic eyesight that will integrate lodging, hospitality and entertainment,” he stated.  

“We are excited to see how this will attract much more tourism to a city that is presently remarkably regarded in the Southern Highlands.”

Because opening in 1839, the Berrima Correctional Centre experienced a selection of various functions – performing as a German prisoner camp for the duration of Globe War I, a teaching centre, and a minimum amount-protection jail for men that was later on transformed to also accommodate women of all ages, spelled out Minister for Corrections Geoff Lee.

“The NSW Authorities retired the correctional centre in 2020 and I’m psyched to see how the web page will be remodeled,” Lee reported.