Historic Priory up for lease as reception bid withdrawn

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New Expressions of Interest for Gladesville’s historic cottage The Priory are being sought by Hunters Hill Council after the breakdown of negotiations for a wedding reception venue at the site.

“The Expression of Interest process between Hunters Hill Council and (wedding reception) proponent Tranter Vass has expired with nil result,” Hunters Hill Council reporting officer Annie Goodman said.

“We will now renew and invite Expressions of Interest from interested organisations or individuals interested in taking up a lease at The Priory at 10-12 Salter Street, Gladesville.”

The Priory was once owned by the French Marist Order.

It is located within a residential area and noise and parking concerns had impacted on the wedding reception proposal.

“The Priory is a State heritage listed property and possible tenents will need to preserve the natural, historic, scenic, cultural and recreational resources of the building and its surrounds,” Ms Goodman reported.

“Potential uses that may be appropriate for the scale and significance of the site could include commercial operations such as offices, cultural and art exhibitions, education organisations, conference venues or a restaurant.”

The council will consider the financial capacity of any proposed tenant, its traffic and noise mitigation measures as well its proposed contribution to the community.

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