OBERON Golf Club will be given the green light to secure its immediate future by signing a long-term lease with Oberon Council to utilise the golf course.
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The club has been able to sign just single-year leases over the past five years but council is now in a position to offer a 10-year arrangement.
A report to councillors by general manager Gary Wallace said council would separately "re-establish an ongoing lease with the Crown for the critical water infrastructure that existed within the initial managed trust".
"Council is currently working towards the re-implementation of a long term lease for the Oberon Golf Club rather than short term licences which have been implemented yearly over the last five years since the lapsing of the previous lease in 2012," the report states.
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"Over this time a number of improvements and infrastructure projects have been undertaken on the Golf Club Crown Lease outside the original lease area.
"Council has now completed all associated conditions required to re-establish the golf club lease."
Under the new lease, the golf club will come under council's insurance for their fixed assets but the club will continue to be responsible for all public liability, public indemnity and contents insurances.
Built assets are on council land and would constitute a council asset.
"Currently council's hardship policy provides for raw water assistance to the golf course to a dollar value," Mr Wallace's report states.
"The golf club have requested that a 20,000kL volume of water be allocated to the golf club within the lease rather than a dollar value. This is requested so as the volume usage is not eroded over time as raw water costs rise.
"Also, $5000 will be allocated to fuel for the day-to-day running of appliances at the club."
Mr Wallace's report said the club had undertaken significant work over the past five years to reduce the impacts of electricity, water and infrastructure.
"This has seen many improvements to the facility and with a large volunteer base continue to maintain the club," the report states.
"Each year council will be provided with a total costing of contributions, in-kind and financial, including but not limited to those special conditions included in the lease."
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