A motion has been moved by the Northern Grampians Shire Council to arrange a new lease agreement for the Stawell Gift Hall of Fame.
At the Council's August meeting, they began the formal process to enter into a formal lease with the Stawell Athletic Club Inc. for use of the Hall of Fame, Central Park, Stawell, commencing 1 July.
Northern Grampians Shire Council Councillor Kevin Erwin moved the motion, stating all parties are happy with the details of the new agreement.
"Since the Hall of Fame was built council has picked up the tab with the utilities," he said.
"This is just to formalise the lease like it (the council) has done with other buildings it has oversight of.
"They have been spoken to and they are comfortable with the arrangement."
As part of the lease terms the Stawell Athletic Club Inc. will be charged $455.00 rent per annum plus GST (subject to annual CPI increases) and as sole tenant, they will be responsible for cleaning, payment of utilities, telephone and internet, waste and Fire Service Levy charges.
The agreement is for a five-year term with options of three further five-year terms and one further one-year term.
The Stawell Athletic Club Inc. has had occupation of the Hall of Fame for many years and previously shared occupancy with the council Visitor Information Centre.
But as the Visitor Information Centre has relocated, the Stawell Athletic Club Inc. has exclusive use of the premises and will enter into a lease arrangement.
The Council moved the motion in the meeting, agreeing to give public notice of Council's intention to enter into the lease.
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