Ten­der won for Cos­sack

Pilbara News - - Opinion - Peter Long Peter Long is the City of Kar­ratha Mayor

The City of Kar­ratha has a lease with the Her­itage Coun­cil of WA for the con­ser­va­tion, man­age­ment and main­te­nance of Cos­sack.

While this lease was due to ex­pire this year, of­fi­cers have ob­tained in-prin­ci­ple agree­ment to ex­tend it for three years.

Un­der its lease, the City pro­vides rou­tine main­te­nance to the build­ings, man­ages the ac­com­mo­da­tion avail­able to tourists in the old Po­lice­men’s Quar­ters, runs a kiosk and at­tends to clean­ing of all fa­cil­i­ties and the gen­eral precinct. It also does ma­jor re­pairs to the build­ings where nec­es­sary.

Some time ago, the coun­cil con­sid­ered that it may be ad­van­ta­geous to test the mar­ket to de­ter­mine whether lo­cal tourist or other pri­vate groups would be bet­ter placed to man­age and pro­mote this great tourist as­set. A re­quest for ten­der was is­sued for this pur­pose in early March, clos­ing a month later.

The Ngar­luma Yind­jibarndi Foun­da­tion was au­tho­rised by the coun­cil on May 8 as the pre­ferred ten­derer for this work. NYFL will now take over the coun­cil’s man­age­ment role; the kiosk, ac­com­mo­da­tion, care­tak­ing, gen­eral main­te­nance, lit­ter and waste.

We are very pleased a lo­cal Abo­rig­i­nal or­gan­i­sa­tion has won this work.

NYFL will also be re­spon­si­ble for pro­mo­tion and mar­ket­ing of Cos­sack.

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