November 1st, 2022Agent appointed to sell The Rex
Hepburn Shire Council has appointed Melbourne-based Fitzroys commercial real
estate agency to sell The Rex.
The expression of interest process was due to open last week. A council media release said any
future use and works at the building will be subject to all heritage and land use planning controls.
The council decided to sell the historic Vincent Street, Daylesford building in July after a
series of issues and escalating costs.
Hepburn Matters has launched a petition calling upon Hepburn Shire
councillors to favourably consider bids to purchase The Rex that include
provision for community use and heritage protections.
The survey, available at the group’s Facebook page, asks councillors to weight
bids for the sale of the building that take into account provision for community use,
especially a cinema, along with any proposed development in Duke and Vincent
streets does not exceed the height of current buildings in central Vincent Street.