Phillip Island’s Isle of Wight Pub Site Listed For Sale

SIXTEEN months after it was destroyed by fire – which was a month after it was permitted for demolition – the waterfront site where Phillip Island’s popular Isle of Wight hotel once stood is for sale.

The prominent and elevated property – which stares down the Cowes Jetty – measures 9197 square metres and runs behind many shops on the western side of Thompson Avenue, which is the sleepy hamlet’s main retail strip.

The Bass Coast council controversially approved the historic pub (pictured, above) be demolished in April 2010, despite it being recognised as one of South Gippsland’s most significant landmarks. The site is for sale with a permit for a nine-level resort and retail development with hotel rooms and apartments.

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Site Opposite Giant Worms Listed for Sale

A PROMINENT retail outlet with development potential, opposite one of Victoria’s most famous “giant” tourist attractions, has hit the market.Giant Worm

The 1342 square metre Abby’s Bargain Centre furniture outlet, set on 3.5 hectares next to the Giant Worm, on the Bass Highway, is being sold with vacant possession, and is expected to fetch between $1.8 million and $2 million.

LJ Hooker Frankston selling agent Geoff Smith says millions of vehicles pass the site every year. The sale includes a near new Victorian style home.

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