‘For sale’ sign up at bowling club
As well as being WA’s richest person, Gina Rinehart must be close to having the most landholdings, with a report last year estimating her real estate portfolio covers a staggering 1.5 per cent of Australia’s total land area.
Well, Gina, if you’re reading this, we’ve found your next great real estate investment — Tambellup Bowling Club.
Established in 1933, the bowls club is situated in the heart of bustling Tambellup, less than four hours south of Perth along Great Southern Highway.
This slice of WA history has been put up for sale by the local lawn bowls club because it is moving to new digs at the newly built sports precinct in town, paid for with Royalties for Regions money.
According to the VNW Independent website, the bowls club sits on a massive 4214sqm lot and includes a lovely old clubhouse, which features a “well-equipped kitchen, a large air-conditioned function area ... a lengthy bar, storage room, secretary’s room, two changing rooms with shower and toilets and a veranda”. It’d make the ideal location for the next Hancock Prospecting team building weekend.
That would suit Tambellup Bowling Club vice-president Peter Sheridan, who is happy for a prospective buyer to do anything with the land but start a rival bowls club.
“That would be contentious,” he said. Sheridan said it was an “emotional decision” to leave the old club but the upkeep of grass greens compared with easy-care synthetic greens at the new facility was a big factor.
He said he had no idea what the bowls club was worth but thought it might attract offers between $20,000 and $60,000.
Tambellup Bowling Club is up for sale.