Taxpayers should buy Old Berrima Gaol as a permanent shrine to Labor luminariesCould have the Eddie Obeid gates.The Ian MacDonald Shower Block.The Milton Orkopolous Failure to Rehabilitate Wing.The Craig Thomson Adventure Finance Department.The Andrew Theophanous Immigration Centre.The Phuong Ngo Wasn’t Me Centre.The Merri Rose, Bill D’Arcy, Keith Wright Queenslander Wing.The Gordon Nuttal Brown Paper Bag wing.The Michael Williamson Health Services Centre.The Brian Burke Money Cleansing Centre.
A historic gaol with 60 cells and a watchtower has come up for sale after being decommissioned for use last year.
The former Berrima Correctional Centre in the Southern Highlands, built mostly by convicts in irons, was used as a prison for close to 200 years and is being sold off by the NSW government.
No price has been released and industry sources estimated the value of the site could range from a few million to well over $20 million.
The original sandstone buildings were constructed for £5400 between 1835 and 1839 and were designed by a convicted carpenter from London, who later gained a conditional pardon.