SHOALHAVEN City Council says it has been "encouraged by the market response" to the expression of interest for one of Nowra's most high profile land parcels, the site of the former Tourist Information Centre.
The 8112 square metre site just south of the southern Shoalhaven River crossing on the corner of the Princes Highway and Pleasant Way, is in a prominent position as the entrance to Nowra.
The property, which council purchased many years ago as a strategic investment, was offered by Wollongong firm Martin Morris and Jones in mid-May with expressions closing on June 24.
While not willing to disclose how many expressions of interest were received council says it is assessing the documentation.
"At this stage we cannot provide any details, we can confirm we are encouraged by the market response to the EOI," a council spokesperson said.
"Council staff are confidentially assessing the expressions of interest and will make a recommendation to Shoalhaven Council in due course.
"We cannot provide further details."
It's the the second time in five years council has called for expressions of interest over the site of the former Tourist Information building and once home to the Nowra Bomaderry Leagues Club.
The site is currently "home" to council's hugely successful Holiday Haven Tourist Parks division in part of the current building, while the other side is occupied by a Thai restaurant.
The historic Graham Lodge is also part of the proposed redevelopment site, however the 160-year-old building has to be retained in any future plans.
The property is zoned B4, for mixed use and is probably one of the most flexible zoning in council's LEP [Local Environmental Plan], which could allow for uses including residential development integrated with a range of retail, business and community developments and also boasts three street frontages.
Signage advertising the EOI boasted a "chance to create a vision with this gateway development site" and "council is seeking a visionary development partner."
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