Tender won for Cossack
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.