Tuesday, 14th September 2021
New Norcia Farm Sale
Due to its liabilities relating to redress for historical abuse, the Benedictine Community of New Norcia has made the difficult decision to sell the majority of its farm.
The sale excludes the heritage precinct on which the monastery and town site sits, and the adjacent land containing the service infrastructure for this precinct.
It is anticipated that this sale will generate sufficient capital to meet our commitment to redress, and enough capital injection into the organization to sustain New Norcia well into the future.
The community has entrusted the process of this sale to Tim Johnston of our long-term farm consultants BJW Agribusiness, and agent Steve Vaughan of Ray White.
The community takes this opportunity to acknowledge the countless people – monks, staff, Aboriginal and European farm workers (including ticket-of-leave men), former students, tenants, consultants and volunteers – involved in operating the farm for the past 174 years, we are truly grateful.
There will be no further comment.
The Benedictine Community
13th September 2021