Maclean Post Office building, 46 River Street, Maclean, NSW 2463


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The building is of architectural interest as an example of the Federation Free style and for its associations with the government architect W L Vernon .
Maclean Post Office building, 46 River Street, Maclean, NSW
Maclean Post Office building, 46 River Street, Maclean, NSW
AFTER having only two owners in the past 124 years, the heritage-listed post office building in Maclean is up for sale.
  • Opening in 1893, the building has walls of double brick on concrete foundations and the upper storey was cast with cement pebble render.
  • The building boasts three massive brickwork chimneys with detailed face brickwork on the corners of the first floor.
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Built in 1893 to a design by W L Vernon, Government Architect. It has walls of double brick on concrete foundations the upper storey being externally rough cast with cement pebble render.
  • There is a single storey attached former residence.
  • There are substantial brick arches in the walls of the ground floor, characteristic of the style.
  • It is adjacent to the "Federation" style Police Station.
  • The exterior walls are a combination of red face brickwork at ground flood level and roughcast (pebble dash) render to the upper storey.
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History


The first post office was built in 1862 in Maclean, before being moved in 1872, and then was decommissioned as a post office when the purpose-built post office opened.
  • Designed by Walter Liberty Vernon, a government architect, the building stands out on the main street of Maclean.
  • While the original postmaster's residence remains attached to the post office, it is now used as a mail sorting room and for staff amenities while a new residence was purchased in Alexander St for the postmaster.
  • The building, situated on the corner of River St and McNaughton Pl, has significance for Maclean as it highlights a time of development for the riverside town.

The iconic Heritage Listed building is sited on a 525.8sqm land parcel, zoned B2 Local Centre and offers dual street frontage to River Street and McNaughton Place.
  • A new 3 year lease + 2 options x 3 year commenced 1st July 2017 and includes outgoings paid by Lessee.
  • The property presents a compelling opportunity for an investor looking to take advantage of the infrastructure growth in the Clarence Valley and secure a foothold in the Maclean CBD.
  • This property is offered as a Tenanted Investment.
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While the original postmaster's residence remains attached to the post office, it is now used as a mail sorting room and for staff amenities while a new residence was purchased in Alexander St for the postmaster.
  • The building, situated on the corner of River St and McNaughton Pl, has significance for Maclean as it highlights a time of development for the riverside town.
  • In the vicinity of the post office is the federation-style police station and the courthouse, which was built in 1893.
  • The building will go to auction on November 2 through Ford and Dougherty with the lease for the current post office remaining in the building.
  • A new lease on the building was signed on July 1 this year, presenting the buyer with guaranteed income from the site.
  • The building presents a compelling opportunity for an investor to take advantage of the infrastructure growth in the Clarence Valley.
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