Leasing changes delayed

NEW rules for leasing Vincent council facilities have been delayed following concerns from small sports clubs and state sports organisations.

While some small clubs would get a rent decrease under the new policy, most would get a bump upwards as they would pay 5 to 10 per cent of the market rate. Some maintenance and upgrade costs may also have been passed to the clubs.

Several clubs made their concerns known to the council briefing last week (“Clubs fear leases will push them over edge,” Voice, September 12 2020).

Councillors were due to vote on the item on September 15 but mayor Emma Cole announced it had been withdrawn by the administration, as “there were a number of questions that arose during the council briefing process and that has been withdrawn for further work to be undertaken”.

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