More than 18 months after the doors of the old fisherman’s co-op at Brunswick Heads were closed, the much-loved building looks set to finally re-open.
For over a year the building sat amidst a ring of metal fencing plastered with asbestos warning signs, leaving some locals wondering whether it would ever be used again.
But late last year the fencing finally came down and a make-shift ‘for lease’ sign has now gone up on the side of the building.
The owner of the site, ‘Whistle Funds Management’ (owned by William Silverman), was unwilling to immediately provide any further details about the kind of tenant being sought when contacted by The Echo.
However, it is understood the sight is now completely asbestos-free.
For the past few weeks Whistle Funds Management has booked a food truck to operate out the front of the building, and the parkland and bathrooms around the site have been opened up for the duration of the holiday period.
The final version of the Brunswick Boat Harbour Master Plan is also expected to be released in the coming months.
The draft Master Plan, released in early 2018, included plans for an additional boat ramp, new car and trailer parking spaces, picnic facilities, and new floating pontoons for mooring recreational and commercial vessels.
The fisherman’s co-op building is not included in the masterplanning process because it is private property.