QCWA Hervey Bay officials Joy Coulson, Irene Hamilton and Barbara Hargreaves at the Torquay hall last year.
QCWA Hervey Bay officials Joy Coulson, Irene Hamilton and Barbara Hargreaves at the Torquay hall last year. Alistair Brightman

CWA hall in Torquay passed in, sale negotiations continue

HERVEY Bay's historic Queensland Country Women's Association Hall in Bideford St does not yet have new owners after an unsuccessful auction on Sunday.

The hall, home to the QCWA Torquay branch for more than 50 years, is being sold after the branch was disbanded.

Professionals Hervey Bay auctioneer Jim Sykes said the real estate agency was in private negotiations with potential buyers after bids failed to reach the reserve price on Sunday and the property was passed in.

He said the auction attracted more than 50 people. The first bid was placed via phone by a woman in Alice Springs.

Mr Sykes said they were expecting offers through the negotiations of more than $300,000. Proceeds of the sale will go towards low-income housing in Tiaro.

The sale also means community groups and clubs such as the Hervey Bay Spinners, Weavers and Dyers are searching for a new home.