The owner of a former Catholic College in Goulburn says his organisation had every intention of developing the site, says The Goulburn Post.
Less than two years after buying the old Marian College property in Clinton St, Catholic Mission has called for expressions of interest in its sale. The 12,600 square metre site is expected to fetch $1 million to $2m, well above the original $600,000 sale price.
The organisation’s finance and human resources manager, Walter Dinale, said on Friday a decision on the successful tender was likely to be made this week.
But he rejected suggestions Catholic Mission wanted to make a quick profit. 'The Sisters of Mercy approached us to buy the site and at that time it looked like we’d be able to do something educational there, but it fell through,' Mr Dinale said.
He declined to elaborate but said it related to education of young Catholics, complete with residential accommodation. Subsequently, agents also approached the University of Canberra on Catholic Mission’s behalf, but it was not interested.