Accommodation potential at Mount Gambier CBD site as Mitre 10 store moves outPosted by On

One of the most prominent buildings in Mount Gambier’s CBD is for sale.

The 1.3-hectare property, which houses Mitre 10 on Sturt Street and Beaumont Tiles on Bay Road is up for sale through Leedwell Property.

Mitre 10 is moving to the old Bunnings building on Jubilee Highway later in the year, along with Total Tools, after Bunnings abandoned that site when Masters closed all of its stores, including the one at the Mount Gambier Marketplace shopping centre, in 2016.

The walls of the current Mitre 10 facing Sturt Street and Bay Road are heritage-listed as a former flour mill dating from 1882.

Leedwell Property partner Jamie Guerra said the site was suitable for a range of uses, including residential.

“It may be anything from more of that large format retail,” he said.

“Someone may see a value in some of the buildings because there’s a heritage component to an element of it, but equally someone may see it as a more redevelopment site.”

Potential for accommodation

Mount Gambier Deputy Mayor Max Bruins said he would like to see a hotel or apartment-hotel at the site.

“Personally, I’d love to see some more high-level accommodation within the CBD,” he said.

“Currently, we’ve got bits and pieces scattered all over the place.

“With Wulanda coming on stream recently and the potential for future events and conferences and things like…

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