Saturday, 12 January 2013

Our Lakeside lease in the Victorian Gazette

From here. What's interesting about this is that we had been told at an information meeting that the club had to use its exclusive areas for in a particular manner - for football purposes. There was argument about why we couldn't use the space for say, the previously medical or corporate suites, as opposed to the board's choice of establishing a futsal court.

The board's explanation at that meeting was that commercial enterprises such as corporate suites were not allowed under our lease agreement with the government. The Victorian Gazette though, seems to contradict that - you can see the details below. Perhaps by the time it got to the minster, it became out of date?

Or perhaps the board meant to explain it in the sense that our government grant for the redevelopment of the social club could only be used if we redeveloped the space for football purposes? Either way, I'm happier that a facility is being provided, in the form of a futsal court, that can be used by our own juniors. The commercial implications of taking this route have been and will be debated for some time though. I'm also interested to see what the board's response is to the seeming contradiction.


Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978
ORDER GIVING APPROVAL TO GRANT FIVE LEASES UNDER SECTIONS 17D AND 17DA
Under sections 17D and 17DA of the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978, I, Ryan Smith,
MP, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, being satisfied that there are special reasons which make the granting of five leases reasonable and appropriate in the particular circumstances and to do this will not be substantially detrimental to the use and enjoyment of any adjacent land reserved under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978, approve the granting of five leases by the State Sport Centres Trust for the purposes listed in Schedule 1 below, over parts of the Lakeside Stadium Reserve described in Schedule 2 below, and, in accordance with section 17D(3)(a) of the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978, state that:

(a) there are special reasons which make the granting of these five leases reasonable and appropriate in the particular circumstances and

(b) to do this will not be substantially detrimental to the use and enjoyment of any adjacent land reserved under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978.

SCHEDULE 1
South Melbourne's lease arrangement will see it Administration offices, members lounge and bistro, change rooms, medical suites, museum and shop.

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