The Greek Orthodox Community of New South Wales is considering the possibility of selling its headquarters in the suburb of Lakemba.
As reported bt vema.au.com, the issue was discussed at the Annual General Assembly of the Community, which took place a few days ago. The Board of Directors was authorised to proceed with the acceptance of expressions of interest.
The President of the Community, Haris Danalis, speaking to the SBS Radio Greek Programme, explained the reason why the Community is taking this action is the desire to move to a Community Centre. “Unfortunately, the space in Lakemba is not enough”, said Haris Danalis, “and, therefore, we have to find a place that will not only serve as the headquarters of the parish but also as something more than what we have at the moment.” The Community plans include a centre that will consist of venues where various events will be held, such as balls and concerts, a library, a theatre, as well as a place to store the Community’s historical objects.
The total area of the Community’s property in Lakemba is 5,300 square meters and it includes the Hellenic Community Club, a factory and a building where the historical objects of the Community are stored since its foundation.
The first step that the Community will take is to receive offers from real estate agents interested in undertaking the procedure. Once a real estate agency is chosen, it will be contacting interested parties who wish to purchase the facilities. At the same time, it will be receiving offers, which will include the price and the conditions of purchase. The Board of Directors will be asked to select the most satisfactory of the proposals submitted by the real estate agent and to submit it for approval to an extraordinary general meeting.