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Nambucca Valley Cancer Support Group to sell building

Oct 15, 2020

The Nambucca Valley Cancer Support Group (NVCSG) is hoping to find a new owner for its old resource centre.

The meeting and consult rooms are being sold as a relocatable building and the proceeds will be reinvested in cancer support in the local community.

The land on which the building sits, the old Macksville Hospital, is not part of the sale by tender offer.

For more than 10 years the group’s cancer resource centre has been a safe place for cancer patients and their families to seek support from the volunteers who are either former cancer patients or carers.

Funded by community donations, the building has a large meeting room, kitchenette, bathroom amenities and consult room.

The group’s constant fundraising efforts resulted in a massive $420,000 contribution in 2018 to a new resource centre in the new Macksville District Hospital at north Macksville, making the old resource centre obsolete.

In a bid to recoup funds spent on the old centre, the volunteers are now ready to say goodbye to the building that has served the local community for the past decade.

The 102 square metre building will be sold by tender. The new owner will need to remove it from the old hospital site and relocate it, but wherever its new address, the building will serve its new purpose well.

NVCSG secretary Wendy Hunter said the building was in perfect condition and could suit a range of uses, from a domestic residence to professional rooms.

“This has been a well-kept and much-loved building,” Mrs Hunter said.

“But it needs to serve a new purpose now that we have our purpose-built resource centre at the new hospital.

“As with everything our volunteer group does, the proceeds from the sale will go towards meeting the needs of cancer patients in the Nambucca Valley, which will honour the intent of the community donors who helped us build the centre a decade ago.”

The closing date for tenders is 30 November 2020.

Inspections will be by appointment only. Phone Mrs Hunter on 0401 843 568.

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