Scene of the Great Bookie Robbery For Sale

OPEN Universities Australia is selling its former head office, which was also the scene of the 1976 Great Bookie Robbery.

The online tertiary education facility can expect to make about $4.4 million for its strata office, which includes levels one and two of the historic 131 Queen Street building. Connected by an internal staircase, and with a restored grand boardroom, each level measures 675 square metres.

For years the building was owned and occupied by the Victoria Club. DTZ agent Craig Hembrow said the robbery was perpetrated in the former Club boardroom on the first level (pictured).

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Binks Ford Pays $1.35 Million For West Footscray Showroom

BINKS Ford, which has been trying to offload various commercial sites in Melbourne’s west, has paid $1.35 million for an industrial unit in Geelong Road, West Footscray.

The vacant 1000 square metre showroom warehouse is on a 1250 square metre block and sold after an auction.

About two years ago Binks listed a major car dealership in Footscray, in Melbourne’s inner west. That site was expected to sell for about $8.5 million.

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