Going, going . . . the contents of Pelican Resort will be sold off next week. PHOTO: TREVOR VEALE
Going, going . . . the contents of Pelican Resort will be sold off next week. PHOTO: TREVOR VEALE

Pelican plan moves ahead

By BELINDA SCOTT

NEED a lift?

You can bid for one that will carry 816kg up to your penthouse next Tuesday when the contents of Coffs Harbour's Pelican Beach Resort come up for auction.

Aylward Auctioneers are wielding the hammer over a giant two-day auction on April 1 and 2 that will see everything from umbrella trees to a 10-piece removable speed hump sold off at the resort before the wrecking ball goes to work.

Opened in 1986 as the Coffs Coast's first hotel-style resort, Pelican Beach closed its doors in April 2007 and will soon be demolished to make way for beachfront houses, apartments and townhouses.

Attentus Properties director Bill Jenner, the project manager for the current owners, Sapphire Beach Developments said yesterday they anticipated lodging further applications with the Department of Planning for complete demolition and new civil works within three to five months and the auction was the first step for getting this under way.



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