Uniting Church Trust Australia sells outgrown Eastwood facility

Eastwood’s former Denistone East Uniting Church – which made headlines in 2010 by being one of the first parishes of its type to hold services spoken only in Korean – has sold for $2.7 million.

Uniting Church Trust Australia offered the 1434 square metre block at 17 Acacia Street because it couldn’t be expanded to accommodate its growing congregation.

A Uniting Church spokeswoman told Northern District Times in this item that, being in a residential street, it also couldn’t increase the car parking capacity.

The property is configured with a church building and hall with kitchen and bathroom.

The incoming owner, also from Sydney’s west, is intending to redevelop the site into a childcare centre, or townhouse project, according to Anthony Trees First National Real Estate selling agent Tony Jasprizza.

Developers and owner-occupiers in the community sector showed an interest in the site, the agent added.

Three offers were made for the property, which sold after 10 days.

“It has been used by a lot of community groups over the years but he church is no longer being used as the Korean group moved to another property in Eastwood and the Uniting Church decided to liquidate it,” Mr Jasprizza told Northern District Times.

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of realestatesource.com.au.