Why is Council considering this proposal?
What Options have been explored?
Council went to the market with an Expression of Interest for refurbishment and lease of the Gunnamatta Pavilion in February 2014. The Expression of Interest had three options:
1. Refurbishment and lease of just the cafe/ kiosk area which Council has a current development consent for;
2. Refurbishment and lease of the cafe/ kiosk area that has a development consent as well as extending across into activity rooms two and three;
3. Refurbishment and lease of the whole Pavilion.
Due to the number of existing clubs and community users who permanently occupy rooms within the Pavilion it was decided that these rooms would be externally refurbished only in order to have the building look uniform however the current use would continue.
What does this mean for current users?
After the refurbishment current users will be accommodated in the main hall where possible, or if necessary Council will assist to relocate users to one of Council's other Community Halls in the area. The cafe and restaurant proposed to be operated by The Clubhouse will be available to cater for both small and large celebrations.
What hiring arrangements are proposed after the refurbishment?
It is proposed that the main hall will be refurbished and will remain available for hire through a booking system operated by the lessee at times when the lessee is not using it for functions.