Project Overview

Pursuant to Section 202 of the Local Government Act 1999 and Council’s Public Consultation & Community Engagement Policy 2.63.1, the City of Port Lincoln sought public comment on the proposal to enter into a Lease Agreement with the Lincoln South Club Inc (LSC) for a portion of the land at U1/7 Bowling Avenue, Port Lincoln comprised in Certificate of Title Volume 5787 Folio 373, commonly known as the Former Ladies Bowling Club for an initial term of ten (10) years.

The proposed peppercorn lease includes that the following general conditions:

  • A 10-year ground lease over the site
  • LSC would be responsible for repairs and maintenance of the building and the lease area;
  • LSC would be responsible for renewals of the facility;
  • LSC would be responsible for water, electricity and contents insurance;
  • The lease generally would be in accordance with Council's standard lease template for community facilities and will be a peppercorn lease;
  • All capital improvements apart from remedying the current facility (e.g. redevelopment of the site) would require Council approval; and

That Council request the Chief Executive Officer present a further report to Council at a future meeting in conjunction with the Centenary Oval Masterplan to allow for consideration of the feedback received through the above-mentioned community consultation process.

The Council has been approached by the Lincoln South Club over the past few years regarding their interest in leasing the vacant Former Ladies Bowling Club Facility adjacent to Centenary Oval. The decision regarding the lease of this property has been delayed in order to accommodate the completion of the master planning process, ensuring that any potential lease aligns with the overall master plan for Centenary Oval. The Lincoln South Club are looking to establish a permanent home at Centenary Oval.

Hard Copies of the information Sheet on the proposed Ground Lease were made available at the Council Administration Office and Port Lincoln Library from Thursday 4 April to 9am on Monday 6 May 2024.

  • Council Resolution CO 24/034 - Lincoln South Club Inc - Assignment of Ground Lease

    That Council having received a submission from Lincoln South Club (LSC) for a lease over a portion of 9 Bowling Avenue, Port Lincoln (CT 5787/373) also known as the Ladies Bowling Club at Centenary Oval, put this matter out for community consultation, in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1999 and Council's adopted Community Consultation Policy, including the following general conditions;

    • A 10-year ground lease over the site as indicated in the body of this report;
    • LSC would be responsible for repairs and maintenance of the building and the lease area;
    • LSC would be responsible for renewals of the facility; 
    • LSC would be responsible for water, electricity and contents insurance;
    • The lease generally would be in accordance with Council's standard lease template for community facilities and will be a peppercorn lease;
    • All capital improvements apart from remedying the current facility (e.g. redevelopment of the site) would require Council approval; and

    That Council request the Chief Executive Officer present a further report to Council at a future meeting in conjunction with the Centenary Oval Masterplan to allow for consideration of the feedback received through the above-mentioned community consultation process.  

  • Consultation Open - 4 April 2024

    The public consultation period runs from Thursday 4 April to 9am on Monday 6 May 2024

  • Consultation Closes - 6 May 2024

    The consultation period closes on Monday 6 May 2024, 9am

  • Ordinary Council Meeting - 20 May 2024

    Present a further report and any written submissions to Council for consideration in conjunction with the Centenary Oval Masterplan

Have Your Say

Members of the community were invited to have their say on the proposed Assignment of Lease - Community Land - Lincoln South Club during the public consultation period which ran from Thursday 4 April to 9am on Monday 6 May 2024.

Council decision

All written and verbal submissions, if any, received during the public consultation period will now be taken into consideration by Council.

A consultation summary report will be prepared and presented to Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 20 May 2024. 

Any enquiries on the Assignment of Lease of Community Land can be directed to Council's Manager Building and Property, Brad Tolley on 8621 2300 or email plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au