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May 2017


Port Sorell caravan park

Port Sorell caravan park

Decision "not taken lightly"

Caravan park takeover deferred after Lions roar

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TASMANIA'S Latrobe Council has decided to defer a decision to scrap a long-term management agreement with Port Sorell Lions Caravan Park.

The 128-site riverfront park near Devonport has been run by the local Lions Club for about 30 years.

Angry members have now launched a protest campaign over the council's plan to take control at the end of this financial year and are organising a petition demanding a public forum.

Meanwhile, acting mayor Rick Rockliff said the council's decision "was not taken lightly" and has given an assurance the caravan park would not be sold.

"There have been many issues associated with park management, particularly relating to the erection of illegal structures and the transfer of sites to new owners where the structures were non-compliant," he claimed.

The council's decision had taken into account the ever-increasing responsibilities relating to park management including the need for long-term financial and asset management plans and legislative compliance requirements.

"The council sincerely acknowledges the significant contribution the Lions Club of Port Sorell has made towards the operation of the park and the outstanding work they do within the Port Sorell community," he said.

"The council is in the final stages of negotiating an agreement with the Lions Club of Port Sorell which details their future involvement in the park including reimbursement for working bees, conducting fundraising activities within the park and remission of site fees for the six cabins which the Lions Club owns, to name a few."


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