'Timely and measured response'
secures future of revenue raiser for Talbot's football netball club
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The future of the Talbot Caravan Park is
now secure, with the facility to be
re-registered for the next three years.
The park is situated on the Talbot Recreation Reserve off Avoca Road
(pictured), the majority of which is Crown Land reserved for public
park and recreation.
Central Goldfields Shire Council chief executive Lucy Roffey said the
authority had been working closely with the Talbot Football and Netball
Club to ensure its future.
Thanks to the "hard work" of the club, all health and safety obligations
had now been fulfilled to make the park compliant with regulations, which
was a credit to the club, park residents and the Talbot community as a
whole, she said.
The council would now look to formalise management of the park through a
contract lease agreement, under which the council would work with the
operator to continue improving health and safety
conditions and facilities available to park users.
An independent formal market rental valuation will also be undertaken to
determine whether the council should seek ministerial exemption to
negotiate directly with the Talbot Football Netball Club for the ongoing
operation of the park
The caravan park, which is home to 11 permanent residents and offers
pitches for casual visitors, is a major revenue raiser for
It has installed lighting in communal areas, now ensures adequate space
between caravans and dug trenches for electrical cabling.
It also engaged professional contractors to finish the work.
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