Eurobodalla Shire Council has sold the Batemans Bay Visitor Centre building for $1,550,000.
The land and building with its 13 car spaces can now be used as a motel, petrol station, fast food outlet, commercial offices and even residential.
Council made the decision to sell off the Information Centre following advice by consultants that drop in Visitor Centres are old hat and rarely used to the point of being a financial burden with little return. The "new" way to market a destination is to "go where the fish are" which apparently is social media.
Council decided to close the Batemans Bay Visitors Centre and the Narooma Centre and to put the Batemans Bay building on the market.
Visitors to the township, and to the region, will now need to rely on Facebook, Instagram or Google to discover sights, places to eat, activities and visitor entertainment.
It is understood that there is a current lease on the building. Whilst not included in the land /building package the site offers a perfect location with its drive in - drive out options and extended parking to be an outlet for a highway food stop, especially as it is adjacent to McDonalds.
Perfectly placed on the busy Batemans Bay four lane bypass the site should feature well in the development of what is fast becoming a "Thunderdome" of industrial and commercial activity.