Ap­pli­ca­tion for show to go on at cur­rent venue de­layed

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - An­drew Brosnan

Esper­ance and Dis­tricts Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Ewin Stew­art wants to keep stag­ing the group’s an­nual show at the Greater Sports Ground, with an ap­pli­ca­tion to ex­tend the cur­rent lease be­fore the Shire of Esper­ance.

How­ever, the ap­pli­ca­tion, lodged in April, has been de­layed, with the Greater Sports Ground Com­mit­tee re­quir­ing ad­di­tional time to con­sult lo­cal sport­ing clubs.

In 2010, EDAS and the Shire signed a five-year lease agree­ment, with an op­tion for a fur­ther fiveyear term, that ex­pired on June 30.

An ap­pli­ca­tion to ex­tend the lease by 10 years and vary the bound­aries slightly first went be­fore the coun­cil in July, with mem­bers re­solv­ing to de­fer the item so the GSG Com­mit­tee could dis­cuss the lease with rel­e­vant clubs.

How­ever, Shire man­ager of cor­po­rate sup­port Jen­nifer Parry rec­om­mended that the item be de­ferred again at the coun­cil’s lat­est meet­ing on Tues­day night. “To date the meet­ings be­tween the GSG Com­mit­tee and other clubs that use the grounds have not been fully com­pleted,” she said.

“Fur­ther dis­cus­sions need to take place with re­gard to the (Esper­ance Soc­cer As­so­ci­a­tion’s) de­sire to pro­ceed to stage two of their de­vel­op­ment plans be­fore the GSG Com­mit­tee can re­con­vene.

“De­fer­ment of this de­ci­sion is un­likely to be cause for con­cern be­ing that the agree­ment con­tains a ‘holdover’ clause.”

Mr Stew­art said the EDAS’ pro­posal to mod­ify the bound­aries was slow­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion down, but the so­ci­ety wanted to con­tinue hold­ing the show at its cur­rent lo­ca­tion.

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