Fieldays adds to Mystery Creek

ANDREA FOX
Last updated 05:00 28/07/2012

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The Mystery Creek home of National Fieldays has added another 25 hectares to its landbank, buying an Airport Rd property for $1.65 million.

The National Fieldays Society had to bid for the property, offered by mortgagee sale and situated between Titanium Park and Mystery Creek, against several competitors, said Bayleys agent Jim McKinlay.

Mystery Creek Events Centre chief executive Jon Calder said the purchase of the former sand mining property was strategic. It provided security to grow the annual Fieldays event and because the society was a long-term player, it offered the long-term opportunity for industrial development. Short term it will continue to be used as a car park during Fieldays. The events centre has leased it in the past for car parking accessed from Gate O from Mystery Creek Rd.

Mr Calder said the property is opposite the airport.

The property carries a partial industrial zone and part Mystery Creek zone under the proposed district plan.

Meanwhile, the floor of the society's new headquarters off Mystery Creek Rd is about to be poured and the building is on track to be finished by Christmas.

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