Show me the money, says club
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.