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Pssst ... want to lease a lighthouse museum in Narooma

With the Montague Art & Craft Society volunteers vacating the Narooma Visitors Centre on May 12th 2021 Council is now seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from organisations interested in obtaining a lease of 45 Princes Highway Narooma, NSW 2546. EOI release date: 21 April 2021 Submissions close: 11:59 pm Sunday, 23 May 2021 In a final thank you after five years of volunteering to be the Southern Gateway to the shire and providing warm, informed and passionate face to face advice for our tens of thousands of visitors the Montague Art & Craft Society said: "We would like to thank all our visitors and locals who have been our customers, friends and colleagues over the past five years. To the wonderful staff and volunteers a very special thank you for all that you have done, your friendly warm welcome to all our visitors and your informed information on this wonderful part of the world are all deeply appreciated. An era has passed and there are good memories, we hope you enjoyed working with us as much as we did with you."

ESC is seeking submissions from businesses and organisations interested in leasing the building previously occupied as the Narooma Visitors Information Centre on the Princes Highway, Narooma. The tender does come with some conditions. The building comprises an attached lighthouse museum with any submitters needing to commit to the museum operation and to being a ‘visitor info hub’ distributing a range of Eurobodalla Tourism produced brochures for visitors and speak to visitors and assist with their enquiries. The tenant would not be directly liable for the museum collection, although a general level of care and supervision to prevent vandalism or damage is expected. Council say the potential tenant would need to oversee visitors to the museum and supervise generally adding, by inducement, that "your business can enhance the ongoing operation of the lighthouse museum which is a popular tourist attraction." Council describe "the premises" as "a brick building comprising an open plan multi use area being approximately 5.5m x 10.5m, an adjoining store of approximately 2.5m x 5m, male and female amenities with external access, a veranda and the lighthouse and museum section of the building." Note: Premises means the land and/or buildings described in Part 2 of Schedule 2; What about the Public Toilets? Any lessee must make the toilet facilities within the Premises available to the public. Under the lease the Public Amenities are classified as a Third Party Exclusive Area meaning that Council will continue to have responsibility of condition and maintenance. How much is rent? Oddly Council say "The maximum lease term available is 21 years. Applicants are asked to provide a rental figure they are prepared to offer and this will be a consideration in who the lease will be awarded to. It is up to any prospective tenant what they offer but a market rent is expected."

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