Eurobodalla Council is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from organisations interested in leasing the Batemans Bay Community Centre for community purposes.
The EOI process comes after the Council earlier this year received unsolicited requests from organisations wanting to lease the centre.
Only leases for community purposes will be considered. EOIs must include a detailed synopsis of expected community benefits and how the proposed use generates local economic activity.
Council advise that they have been in contact with existing users of the centre to identify alternative venues over the past few months. Should a lease be awarded this process will continue.
Following the conclusion of the EOI period, EOIs meeting the assessment criteria will be presented to a Council Meeting, where a decision will be made whether to proceed with the leasing of the centre.
Expressions of interest open Friday 18 September and close on Thursday 8 October, 4pm.
For more information visit https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/inside-council/careers-contracts-and-tenders/tenders-and-eoi
Above: On August 26th to celebrate National Meals On Wheels Day Councillors Innes and Brown attended the Batemans Bay Community Centre Meals on Wheels kitchen to award certificates to volunteers. Council is encouraging Meals on Wheels to look for alternate premises as they intend to lease the community owned building and do not plan on replicating a commercial kitchen in the new Mackay Park complex that Meals on Wheels can move to. As yet no site has been found to relocate the commercial kitchen and freezers. If none are found and Meals on Wheels are dispatched from the Community Centre it may mean the end of Meals on Wheels in the Batemans Bay area.