Future of Talbot Caravan Park secured

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The future of the Talbot Caravan Park is now secure with the Park to be re-registered for the next three years – as noted at the October Council Meeting last week (21/10).

The re-registration will be valid from December 31, 2020 until December 31, 2023.

Central Goldfields Shire Council CEO Lucy Roffey said Council had been working closely with the Talbot Football and Netball Club and the residents of the Talbot Caravan Park since March to ensure the future of the Park and its residents.

“Council is the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning appointed land manager of the Crown Land portion of the Park facility – which means it is incumbent on Council to make sure the facility is safe for all users.

“Thanks to the hard work of the Talbot Football and Netball Club all health and safety obligations have need been fulfilled to make the park compliant with Residential Tenancies (Caravan Parks and Moveable Dwellings Registration and Standards) Regulations – which is a credit to the Club, park residents and the Talbot community as a whole.

“We are pleased to re-register the Talbot Caravan Park for another three years, giving its permanent residents long-term certainty and ensuring the Talbot township has a vibrant economy.”

Council will now look to formalise management of the park through a contract lease agreement. Under this agreement, Council would work with the operator, currently the Talbot Football Netball Club, in continuing to improve health and safety conditions and to improving the facilities available to park users.

An independent formal market rental valuation will also be undertaken to determine whether Council should seek Ministerial exemption to negotiate directly with the Talbot Football Netball Club for the ongoing operation of the park.

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