Auction of Batemans Bay Bowling Club chattels in the pipeline
Council recently announced their determination to rent the old Batemans Bay Bowling Club and site to the RMS for the period of their construction of the new Batemans Bay Bridge. By that determination the old building will be demolished and removed allowing the RMS to have a clean site to erect dongas and store machinery and materials. A group of local historians were recently allowed to explore the old Batemans Bay Bowls Club (BBBC) looking to collect memorabilia for the local museum. Their photos revealed the club had been vacated "overnight" with most furniture and fittings left behind where they stood. Council has confirmed that the former Batemans Bay Bowling Club (BBBC) building contents will not become the property of the RMS as part of the lease for the site.
Council has already removed and repurposed some furniture and fittings etc to other Council facilities, including the green chairs now placed in the Council Chamber foyer for community members. A number of groups, including the local historical society, have removed items of sentimental and local history value.
It is understood that the sale of all remaining BBBC chattels will be overseen by a professional online auctioneer in the very near future. This auction will be run by Graysonline and they will undertake media releases, as will Council in local media, to promote the auction catalogue. An inventory of goods for inclusion in the catalogue has been prepared as part of this process.