‘The Round Tank’ c.1906 & ‘The Relocated Pumphouse’ c.1888 make up Lot 2 of the former Bairnsdale Pumping Station Complex, located on the Mitchell River to the west of the township of Bairnsdale and represent an outstanding opportunity to purchase a ‘Grand Designs’ style restoration project with a great deal of the time consuming pre-restoration work already done.
Part of a 4 Lot subdivision, this opportunity to preserve a significant part of Victoria’s history, located only 50 metres from the river, already has permits and absolutely stunning architect designed endorsed plans in place. The land size for Lot 2 is 582m2.
The plans for the new dwelling for this site are a masterpiece of design – including a circular pool inside the external wall of the superstructure on the ground floor along with expansive open plan living /dining and the master suite. The first floor provides a further two bedrooms, both with private ensuites and on the next level a stunning rooftop deck. The integration of the Pump House into the design is seamless in this truly one of a kind design.
The Bairnsdale Pumping Station Complex is of historical and scientific significance to the State of Victoria as the most intact example of an early municipal pumping station and the only site in Australia with all its buildings set as a cluster. The Round Tank is significant as the earliest known Monier-type reinforced concrete water tank in Victoria and had a capacity of 1.3 million litres when in use.
Located at the junction of the Great Alpine Road and the Princes Highway, Bairnsdale offers ease access to the alpine villages of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham, as well as being at the gateway to the Gippsland Lakes. Bairnsdale is also the main commercial centre for the local wool, dairy and timber industries within the Gippsland region. The township enjoys a variety of wineries, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and farmers markets within a short distance of the town centre.
‘The Round Tank’ is for sale as a single Lot or as part of the 4 Lot ‘ Bairnsdale Pumping Station Complex’ – all 4 Lots are for sale with their own architect designed endorsed plans in place.
For further information or to arrange a private inspection, please contact Sue Gratton on 0407 599 559 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org