In­ter­est sought for cen­tres

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Op­er­a­tion of the City of Kar­ratha’s two vis­i­tor cen­tres has gone out to an ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est process, which could see the ser­vice turn into a for­profit model.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long said it was pru­dent to test the mar­ket for the best value-for-money op­er­a­tor.

“Coun­cil has been dis­cussing changes to the de­liv­ery of vis­i­tor ser­vices for quite some time now, recog­nis­ing that two sep­a­rate City-funded vis­i­tor cen­tres was dif­fi­cult to sus­tain,” he said.

“Our ex­ist­ing vis­i­tor cen­tres have the op­por­tu­nity to col­lab­o­rate and sub­mit a re­sponse in the ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est process, and we will also see what other providers might be out there.”

The ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est process closes to­day, with a de­ci­sion on whether to pro­ceed to be made next year.

Kar­ratha Vis­i­tor Cen­tre.

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