The TAFE NSW site at Scone is up for sale.
There have been rumous for a while but now the NSW Government is selling the site through Colliers International.
2 Flemington Drive, Scone is for sale through expressions of interest that are open until Tuesday 23rd February 2021 at 2pm. Colliers International said on their website, the offering is available to market, subject to an existing tenancy with Local Land Services and a lease back to TAFE NSW over part of the property.
Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen said he has no objection to the sale, and in fact thinks it could be to our benefit.
"I have no objection to this and I strongly believe the facility should remain as a local educational place for equine and agricultural courses, delivered by a registered training organization."
"We have an opportunity to enhance the equine training capabilities in the horse capital and cement our place as a global player in equine excellence."
"This will fit in with the future plans and job opportunities within our equine and agricultural industries."
"If a suitable purchaser is interested, any net funds from a sale of the site should be invested in capital upgrades for other local TAFE NSW facilities."
"Scone does of course have a new world class TAFE NSW facility at our Connected Learning Centre and many courses are able to be delivered through the CLC and offsite, which is particularly suitable having TAFE NSW teachers delivering courses where students are often employed, and thereby taking away the burden of having students being required to travel when they don’t need to."
The Connected Learning Centre is located on Main Street and opened in July 2019 in a bid to connect people to TAFE who normally wouldn't have been able to connect and learn.