Expressions of interest sought for former bowling club site

Expressions of interest are being sought from developers for the sale or lease of the former bowling club site in Batemans Bay.

Eurobodalla Council purchased the land in 2016, leased it to Transport for NSW in 2018 for the new bridge construction compound, and is now taking the site to market.

The current lease with Transport for NSW is expected to expire in July 2022.

Located on the highway opposite the new Bay Pavilions, Council is marketing the land as ideal for tourist accommodation, conference facilities, restaurants and cafes, and residential accommodation.

The opportunity is advertised on Tenderlink and display ads were placed in metropolitan newspapers on the weekend.

The expression of interest is the first stage of a two-stage procurement process that will shortlist respondents who may then be invited to a request for tender process.

Council was aware of a number of companies interested in the site following an expression of interest process late in 2016, and expects more in this round now the bridge is complete and the Bay Pavilions are taking shape.

Councillors resolved in August 2017 to endorse construction of the Bay Pavilions on the southern part of the Mackay Park precinct to allow for the development of the former bowling club site, and again in March 2018 to proceed with an EOI for development of the site.

Above: The EOI documents indicate the site has the "potential" for a 30m high tower on the site.