Coffs Harbour’s oldest building, our Museum is up for sale again if Councillors agree to a proposal at this Thursday’s Council meeting.
Council executive are proposing to Councillors to sell it for $950.000. They then hope to lease it back for $65, 000 a year.
Also up for consideration is the length of the lease for the proposed airport ‘privatisation’
Here is the Council recommendation from this Thursday’s agenda;
1. Approve the sale of Lot 101 DP1041655, 215A Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour at the agreed price of $950,000 exclusive of GST.
2. Note that each party will pay their own conveyancing costs in relation to the matter.
3. Execute all documents necessary to facilitate the sale and under the common seal of Council if required.“
And this is an explanatory note above that recommendation;
“Coffs Harbour Council as part of the sale will continue to occupy the property and will enter into a 3 year lease with 3 x 1 year options for continuing tenure initially at a rental of $60,500 per annum net.”
Previous articles from one year ago here at CCO showing this is a financially questionable idea at best can be found here; https://coffscoastoutlook.com.au/?p=32836
The Executive will will also move to demolish 23 – 31 Gordon St. On Thursday night so as to push forward with the controversial CCS in Gordon Street – something which as of this morning had still not been approved a DA.
Although news reports over the long weekend indicated some form of DA could be approved any day now.
If passed the demolition work is estimated to take eight weeks.
Here is the recommendation from this Thursday’s agenda;
“That Council considers the tenders received for Demolition Works, 23 – 31 Gordon Street, Coffs Harbour), Contract No. RFT-1241-TO, and adopts the recommendation in the confidential attachment 1.“
The airport privatisation
Also up for discussion and consideration is the proposed length of time for the lease of the airport – details of which are “commercial in confidence” – apparently.
However, Councillor Amos has given notice of his intention to move the following:
“Council immediately make public the proposed length of the Airport lease contract.”
The agenda for this Thursday’s council meeting can be found here; https://infocouncil.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/Open/2020/10/CO_20201008_AGN_2233_AT_WEB.htm