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Property Under Management

Most residents would be familiar with using their local town oval or netball courts for weekend sport, or the mid-week soccer and touch football game, or hiring the local town hall for private functions. 

What is lesser known is the commercial properties held by Council in a number of towns within the shire.  These properties provide facilities for local businesses, including medical services and visiting professionals, from which to operate.

Managing a wide range of properties across the Warrumbungle shire to provide facilities for community use, Council operations and commercial business is part of the range of services offered to the community and local businesses.  

All properties held by Council are managed professionally, with funding sourced from grants, user fees and general rate revenue.

All commercial properties, such as those used for medical service providers or visiting professionals,  are managed and leased under commercial arrangements, meaning the facilities are let at market value as per legislative requirements.

A Council resolution dating back to June 2011 and reviewed in 2014 reinforced the commitment for ongoing provision of these properties for commercial rent. The three year commercial agreements also ensure revenue is received to Council through lease payments. 

General Manager Steve Loane stresses that properties managed by Council are done so professionally and to suit the community needs.

“As part of the relocation of the SES in Dunedoo to the new RFS Shed in Knott Street, the old SES Shed will be occupied as a construction site office for the Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community project, “commented Mr Loane.

“We are also exploring options for the potential lease of Council property to be used for medical services in Dunedoo.”

There are a number of community facilities such as town halls and meeting rooms across the shire.  Hire fees include public liability insurance, administration and a security bond, together with hire charges, when booking. 

These hire fees are reviewed by Councillors annually as part of budget planning and are publicised in the Warrumbungle Shire Council Operational Plan and Delivery Program available from our Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) Page or Council offices.

Please contact Warrumbungle Shire Council to book venues or discuss lease opportunities. Commercial properties owned by Council are advertised in local papers when lease periods become available.

Last Updated: 08 Nov 2016

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