New lease of life


North Coast Times - - NEWS -

YANCHEP Sports and So­cial Club (YSSC) has se­cured a longer lease from the City of Wan­neroo, which could help it in grant ap­pli­ca­tions.

The coun­cil re­cently agreed to ter­mi­nate the ex­ist­ing lease for the Yanchep Beach Road site and ap­prove a 10-year lease, with a 5000sq m por­tion of the block ex­cised.

The re­port said the club wanted to ex­pand mem­ber­ship num­bers and was ne­go­ti­at­ing with the Yanchep Com­mu­nity Men’s Shed about sub­leas­ing part of the site north of the bowl­ing greens to the shed.

It said the club, which formed in 1976, still had about four years re­main­ing on the ex­ist­ing lease.

“This per­ceived lack of se­cu­rity of ten­ure is im­ped­ing its growth and de­vel­op­ment, es­pe­cially in re­gards to the YSSC’s pro­posed grant ap­pli­ca­tions for ad­di­tional sport and recre­ation fa­cil­i­ties,” it said.

Ac­cord­ing to the Oc­to­ber coun­cil re­port, the 32,000sq m lot had a club­house with li­censed bar, carpark, two grass bowl­ing greens, three stor­age con­tain­ers and a toi­let block.

It said the club would con­tinue to have a $1 per year pep­per­corn lease for the site, but also start pay­ing an an­nual main­te­nance fee of $3200, with the City tak­ing on all main­te­nance re­spon­si­bil­i­ties un­der its leas­ing pol­icy.

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