Council concerns over pool lease

CONCERNS were raised by Banana Shire Council officers about a proposed lease agreement at Wednesday’s meeting.

A report tabled at the meeting dealt with the Biloela Swimming Pool lease, with the operator of the complex submitting a request to council that the next draft lease be for a term of 10 years, rather than the five years as it had been in the past.

Council’s Commercial Services director Andrew Reid said there was some concern about what would happen if the lease was sold to another operator.

Chief executive officer Ray Geraghty said if the lease was sold to another operator, council would not have any say on who the operator would be that purchased the lease.

Council agreed to enter into a 10-year Trustee Lease with Anthony Gilligan, with an option to terminate the lease after five years and subject to the pool opening times over the Christmas-New Year period.



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