WIA to Purchase Property
The Wireless Institute of Australia today (the 10 May 2010) executed a contract to purchase the premises it is presently renting at Unit 20, 11 – 13 Havelock Road, Bayswater. (pictured right)
Michael Owen - VK3KI
The WIA has been renting these premises since October 2008. They are part of an industrial estate, and as a warehouse with offices offer adequate storage for the many things that need to be stored – including books for the bookshop, merchandise and the like, as well as valuable items such as the QSL collection.
Use of the premises for 18 months has satisfied the Directors that they meet the WIA’s needs.
The Directors are considering calling the premises Andersson House, in honour of Henry Andersson VK8HA.
Henry was an Honorary Life Member of the WIA, the first national WIA Intruder Watch Coordinator, and ran the VK8 QSL Bureau for 38 years. Henry Andersson passed away on 6 October 2004. His will left his house and land at Humpty Doo, near Darwin to the WIA. That generous bequest provided much of the funds necessary to acquire the premises at Bayswater.
It is expected that settlement will occur in the near future, and certainly before 30 June.
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