O’Maras Valuers & Auctioneers has been engaged to assist with the disposal of the contents prior to the closure. The entire contents of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre will be offered for sale in a series of asset realisation campaigns to be held over the next five weeks.
Items to be auctioned fall into broad categories of:
Kitchen and catering equipment
Audio- visual equipment such as lighting, projectors, editing suites and speakers
Boom lifts, scissor lifts and forklifts
Function & auditorium furniture
Cleaning machinery/ equipment, such as ride-on sweepers/scrubbers
Miscellaneous items including tools, IT & POS systems
The centre is fully equipped with world -class equipment for major productions including state of the art theatrical lighting, sound and video editing facilities, audio visual projectors, three Yamaha grand pianos, large scale kitchen facilities with multiple serveries, good condition access equipment and much more.
The auction of the vast facility’s contents will consist of a series of yet to be scheduled expressions of interest campaigns and timed auctions. O’Maras Valuers & Auctioneers are managing the sales.
This is a landmark sale which is expected to be of interest to high production caterers, commercial kitchens, auditoriums, function centres, party hire companies, event production companies, entertainment venues, pubs, clubs, restaurants and plant hire companies.
A full schedule of items is expected to be released in the coming days. Expressions of Interest will be invited for particular items within the next two weeks. Details will be available at http://www.omaras.com.au.
About Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre The existing Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre will remain open and fully operational until December 2013, when it will close for the redevelopment. The New South Wales Government has embarked upon a billion-dollar plan to transform Darling Harbour into a new Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct. The project will result in new world-class facilities for Sydney, to be constructed across a 20-hectare site that includes the location of the existing Centre.
Interim exhibition facilities will be provided at Glebe Island during the redevelopment period. Infrastructure NSW is overseeing the creation of Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island, which will be operated by AEG Ogden and is scheduled to open for the 2014 exhibition season. For the latest news and details of the redevelopment process, visit the http://www.scec.com.au/
O’Maras brings over fifty years auction experience to the market and has managed a number of high profile auctions including the Hills Centre in Sydney, large cinemas, function centres and major restaurants.
O'Maras is an Australian owned and operated full service valuation & auction house. Founded by Managing Director, Tim O'Mara, O'Maras Valuers & Auctioneers commenced business in 1996. The business has now grown to become one of Australia's leading boutique auction houses.
In March this year, O’Maras partnered with Proxibid to introduce its sophisticated online selling platform into Australia.
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