Show me the money, says club

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch - By DENISE S. CAHILL

CLARE­MONT Ten­nis Club will re­tain the use of its ex­ist­ing carpark for fundrais­ing use dur­ing the Perth Royal Show un­der a new lease agree­ment with the Town of Clare­mont.

At a meet­ing last week, Clare­mont coun­cil­lors agreed to ex­tend the club’s lease for 21 years with an op­tion of a 10-year ex­ten­sion.

Use of the coun­cil’s un­sealed carpark at the cor­ner of Shen­ton and Davies roads has been part of the lease and the club has sold off the 76 bays for park­ing dur­ing the Perth Royal Show in the past to gen­er­ate rev­enue.

The carpark will be up­graded, con­trolled and man­aged as part of the Town’s Park­ing Strat­egy, so coun­cil of­fi­cers rec­om­mended find­ing a new park­ing site for use dur­ing the show.

But Deputy Mayor Bruce Haynes said the club should re­tain use of the area for the Show.

Cr Karen Wood said the club needed the cer­tainty.

“They make a rea­son­able amount of money on the park­ing,” she said.

Club pres­i­dent Peter McIver said the money was “help­ful”.

“We get our mem­bers to man the area so there’s lots of vol­un­teers in­volved and it’s a very help­ful con­tri­bu­tion to our fundrais­ing,” Mr McIver said.

Coun­cil­lors agreed on a lease that could run through to 2046, in­clud­ing a CPI in­crease on the ex­ist­ing $12,423 cost with a CPI hike each year.

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