City working with Mandurah Bowling and Recreation Club on new operating model for the future

The Mandurah Bowling and Recreation Club.
The Mandurah Bowling and Recreation Club.

THE City of Mandurah is working with Mandurah Bowling and Recreation Club to develop a new operating model for the management of the club.

The model will involve a joint management agreement, with the club operating from part of the facility and managing the bowling greens with the council, while the remaining portion will be available for community access under a facility hire arrangement.

As a result, the council is negotiating with the club for changes to the terms and conditions of its lease and loan provisions, but details are still yet to be finalised.

City chief executive Mark Newman said the council was also working with the club to resolve some structural issues with the outdoor bowling greens resulting from their original construction and that require restoration work.

He said full details of the scale and scope of the works and the estimated costs were yet to be determined.

As part of its agreement with WA Police as host city for the 2018 Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games, the council is required to provide office space for two event staff in the 12 months leading up to the event.

“Logistically, it would be beneficial for the staff to be located centrally and one possible venue is the club,’’ Mr Newman said.

It is one of a number of venues under consideration.

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