Tax office quietly lists former gangland matriarch home

The townhouse has a small yard off the open-plan living and meals area.

The Australian Taxation Office is selling an Essendon house once occupied by the late mother and ex-wife of gangland identity Carl Williams.

The townhouse at 82 Primrose Street, on the north-east corner of Albion Street, is being marketed with a public reserve price ($750,000).

It was at this home where Carl Williams’ mother, Barbara, committed suicide in 2008.

Shortly thereafter, Carl’s ex-wife Roberta Williams moved in with the couple’s daughter, Dhakota.

Carl Williams died in Barwon Prison in 2010.

The house was co-owned by Barbara and Carl’s father, George, who died in 2016.

It was left to Dhakota however the tax office became the mortgagee. George Williams is reported to owe the tax office about $570,000. Roberta Williams also has a debt to the government, reportedly of some $300,000.

Earlier this year the tax office seized access to 82 Primrose Street from Ms Williams.

Nelson Alexander’s David Vaughan and Jason Barbara will auction it on December 15.

Near the suburb border of both Brunswick West and Moonee Ponds, the townhouse is configured with three bedrooms, a single-car garage, driveway and two bathrooms.

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Marc Pallisco

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