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Youth With A Mission are on the move! YWAM, a community based organisation, are preparing to move to new premises in the CBD and will be disposing of their current holdings in West End.
Accumulated over the last 20 years, the portfolio includes seven adjoining residential and commercial West End properties with a land area of totalling 6,780 m2.
YWAM have acquired the properties over this period of time in order to facilitate their education and youth services in the Townsville community.
Importantly, all proceeds from the sale of the properties will be directed back into the local community by funding the development of YWAM’s proposed new ‘Institute for the Nations’ campus at the former TAFE site in the CBD.
Managing Director of YWAM, Ken Mulligan said he remembered when YWAM first came to Townsville in 1992.
“We would walk the streets of West End, dreaming of what could be,” he said.
“We came with absolutely nothing except for a heart to serve and that’s what we’ve done.”
“We’ve loved our home and our neighbours in West End. It will be bittersweet to move away, but we’ve well and truly outgrown the facility.”
“We are so grateful that the Council has helped find us a new home where we can grow, help more people in the community, and play a vital role in the City’s CBD vision.” Mr Mulligan said.
Colliers International and Keyes and Co Property have been appointed to sell the portfolio.
Colliers Townsville Director Steven McDonald said that there was huge diversity within the portfolio
“On offer is seven commercial and residential buildings over multiple titles. The portfolio includes 8 Strata titled residential units, two houses, a block of flats, a and a stand alone commercial office building with the centrepiece being YWAM’s current headquarters” he said.
“The main building is simply spectacular. It is a 1,313m2 multipurpose facility consisting of a range of high quality offices and training areas, along with an air-conditioned auditorium and events area, plus commercial kitchen, recording studio, and a large covered deck area.”
“You’ve got to see it to understand the full capability of the facility,” he said.
Mr McDonald said that the entire portfolio was on offer and the properties could be purchased in one line, in combinations, or individually.
The commercial properties will be offered to the market in an expressions of interest campaign with the entire program culminating in a massive auction and community day at the facility where Keyes and Co Managing Director Damien Keyes will auction the residential properties under the hammer.
We expect it to be quite a spectacle and encourage both prospective purchasers and the general public to attend and maybe take away a little better understanding of just how much great work YWAM does in the community.
The Auction and Community Day is schedule for Saturday 7th December.7th December, auction, colliers, ken mulligan, Keyes and Co, west end, YWAM Townsville
The family at YWAM Townsville has become a little larger. With dancing, singing, traditional protocols from several nations, great celebration, and feasting (including a pig on a spit), we are thrilled to welcome 22 of our friends who have moved from Island Breeze in Brisbane to YWAM Townsville!
This talented group of people bring a unique flair to our centre and spur us on in our vision to Australia, Papua New Guinea and beyond. Joining with our family from the Pacific, we are both able to extend our hand to people in new ways, and exponentially expand our reach.
We are excited to see our family grow, and we are eager to discover what we can do together!
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Art is a major part of Jessica Wolfe’s life, but her focus has not always been on drawing. Jessica attended a local university in Oregon, where she was granted a full athletic scholarship for running. However, after a short while, an unfortunate hip injury prevented her from being able to run. Sadly, Jessica lost her scholarship and could not longer afford to attend university. But things began to look up for Jessica when she heard about YWAM Townsville! Just after her nineteenth birthday, Jessica made a brave decision and left her home in the United States to volunteer in Townsville.
Jessica worked on renovating the staff housing on the YWAM campus. Jessica enjoys the live-learn environment that YWAM Townsville provides, and is glad to incorporate her love of art into daily life.
As she prepared to return to her home in America, a pressing question still remained. “What am I going to do with the rest of my life?” Jessica optimistically faces this question. “When I had to quit school, I realized that my future was not going to be debt and bondage, but rather freedom… I know who I am now.” Jessica wants to use her gifts to the best of her ability and is excited for all that the future holds!