Old post office building gaining interest as dual-purpose site

DUBBO'S old post office could become office space, a wedding venue, cafe/restaurant or function centre.

That's the word from selling agent Andrew McDonald who has been dealing with nibbles of interest from potential buyers since the historic building was first listed for sale by current owners, Telstra, at the end of 2012.

The building has garnered a lot of interest from buyers who have seen huge potential in the site for a number of different purposes.

"A number of inspections have been conducted and people have put forward a range of ideas about how the building could be used,'' Mr McDonald said.

Zoned B3 Commercial Core, 98 Macquarie Street has a high profile position in the heart of Dubbo's central business district.

"It is of historic and cultural significance,'' Mr McDonald said.

"Older people would remember the post office in its heyday.

"Younger people would associate the building with Telstra.

"The building has been listed as a surplus asset. Telstra is committed to a sale. All reasonable officers to purchase will be considered.''

Mr McDonald said the sale of the old post office would not disrupt ongoing Telstra operations at the rear of the building.

"They are two separate lots,'' he said.

"The historic front portion is the only part being offered for sale.

"The auction will be held at the Quest conference room at 11am on March 7.''

Telstra western region general manager Scott Curtin said the telephone exchange at 100 Macquarie Street would continue to serve the city of Dubbo.

"The auction of the old clock tower building will not cause any disruption,'' he said.

"Service delivery team members working in Dubbo and the wider region will continue to use the Telstra building at the rear of the old post office.''

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