The Castle home set to be relocated to Corowa

The Castle home set to be relocated to Corowa
The Castle home set to be relocated to Corowa

The house from The Castle is set to be relocated to Corowa as a tourist attraction.

Federation Council has done a deal with the owner of the Strathmore, Melbourne home.

It is the one which appeared in the 1997 film about a family fighting an airport expansion town.

Corowa is located on the banks of the Murray River in New South Wales.

The shire’s administrator Mike Eden said the council’s economic development manager Greg Aplin had been liaising with the weatherboard house’s owner Vicki Cosentino.

“He’s been talking to the lady for a few months and they’ve come to a deal and we spoke to the Corowa Whisky and Chocolate Factory and they’ve got a nice block of land to put it on,” Mr Eden told The Border Mail.

He expects the transaction will involve the council paying for the costs to shift the house to Corowa, suggesting it may involve $20,000.

Under the plan, the home would reportedly be used as a museum, accommodation and cafe.

Ms Cosentino has been keen for the house to be removed so she can build two townhouses on the block which adjoins Essendon airport.

Mr Eden said the idea of Corowa hosting The Castle home emerged from Melbourne comedy pioneer Peter Crofts.

Previously The Castle was unable to have heritage protection from the council.

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