Council award Ball Park tender
At an Extraordinary Meeting held on Tuesday, May 29 Federation Council resolved to award the Ball Park Caravan Park tender.
Belgravia PRO was the successful company who tendered for a fix price of $579,000 (GST exclusive) and a variable price of 10% (GST inclusive) of income for an 18 month period.
Resolved on the motion of councillors Longley and Kennedy, discussion and a vote was held in closed session with the resolution announced to conclude the meeting.
The tender report was considered in a closed session, due to commercially in-confidence information as required under section ten of the Local Government Act 1993, with Cr Longmire requesting to have his vote against the resolution publically recorded.
Councils existing long-term contract for the Management of the Ball Park Caravan Park Corowa comes to an end on June 30 this year.
Council resolved at their December 2017 meeting, to call tenders for the management of this park, on a shorter term arrangement, to allow for the swimming pool development to proceed, and also further planning for the park itself.
The new model is aimed to allow council more visibility on the financial aspects of the park business and to allow more informed decisions with respect to a future operating model when the shorter term contract expires.
BelgraviaPRO is a joint venture between Belgravia Leisure and PRO Management, and is a specialist management provider in the caravanning, camping and holiday park industry.
BelgraviaPRO also owns PRO Management’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO), delivering nationally recognised qualifications in parks, resort and tourism operations and management.
Federation Council Interim General Manager Adrian Butler thanked current park operators, Andrew and Sonia Palmer for their commitment and service of the park over the last ten years.
“Andrew and Sonia have been an integral part in building the profile of Ball Park Caravan Park over the last ten years,” Mr Butler said.
“We thank them for their commitment to the park and its patrons and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.”