Wonga Beach car­a­van park ten­der left to new Dou­glas coun­cil

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

OP­ER­A­TIONAL mat­ters re­gard­ing Dou­glas are be­ing de­ferred for the new Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil, in­clud­ing ten­der­ing out for the op­er­a­tion and man­age­ment of the Wonga Beach Car­a­van Park. The Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil has pro­ceeded to ten­der for the op­er­a­tion and man­age­ment of Bram­ston Beach and Palm Cove car­a­van parks but with­drew Wonga from the ten­der process. Man­ager Parks and Leisure Brett Spencer said coun­cil was al­low­ing the in­com­ing Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil to make a de­ci­sion con­cern­ing the long-term use of the car­a­van park.

‘‘It is en­vi­sioned that the con­tract would be of­fered for a term of be­tween 10 and 20 years and - de­pen­dent on the na­ture of the ten­ders re­ceived - may in­volve sig­nif­i­cant cap­i­tal in­vest­ment by the suc­cess­ful ten­derer,’’ he said.

‘‘It would there­fore be ap­pro­pri­ate for the new coun­cil to as­sess and award that ten­der. In the mean­time, the cur­rent care­taker ar­range­ment will con­tinue.’’

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