Council to auction off plant equipment
A SELECTION of major and smaller plant items surplus to the council’s needs will go under the auctioneer’s hammer on Saturday, March 12.
A Bundaberg Regional Council spokesman said the on-site auction would be held at the council’s East Bundaberg depot with inspections from 7.30am and the auction to start at 10am.
“Council has engaged Nasco Auctioneers, which has a proven track record in conducting these types of auctions for councils across Queensland,” the spokesman said.
“Council received submissions from local firm Bundaberg Auctions Australia Wide and Brisbane auctioneers Nasco Auctioneers regarding conducting the auction.
“Both companies visited on-site with council and provided their written recommendations for the auction.
“Bundaberg Auctions recommended the normal on-site auction with costs tied to a commission payment plus advertising costs.
“Alternatively, Nasco recommended that an advertising component be the only cost borne by council. Bidders would be charged a buyer’s premium which would be retained by the auctioneer, leaving council the full amount realised from the sale of each auction item.”
The spokesman said the auction format would mean substantial savings to the council.
“Cost savings aside, Nasco Auctioneers offers simulcast facilities which potentially engages a far wider audience than a conventional auction,” he said.
“The online engagement allows prospective buyers from across Australia to log into the auction and participate in the bidding.”
The spokesman said the auction catalogue featured about 30 major items of plant ranging from surplus utilities, four all-terrain vehicles, large mowers, a couple of trucks and even three aluminium boats.
“In addition to the major plant items there is also more than 60 smaller plant items from chainsaws, hedge trimmers, brush cutters, grinders and generators,” he said.
The catalogued items can be viewed online at www.nascoauctioneers.com.au where requirements for online bidding can also be found.