Following an initial round of Expressions of Interest for leasing the Mingenew Tourist Centre to provide tourist information services for 2021, Council have determined to offer a second round, encouraging local applicants to apply and consider developing partnerships that may enhance service delivery and community benefits.
Applications that include a request for Council contribution will be considered but as with Round 1, applications will be expected to demonstrate value for money and meet all other criteria.
In previous years Mingenew’s Tourist and Promotions Committee volunteers have manned the building during wildflower season, but a year-on-year reduction in volunteer availability – and increase in visitors has meant that this year we will be trialling a different model.
The Tourist Centre will be made available for an individual, group, business or organisation to lease – and utilise as they wish, provided that during tourist season the building be open, and the occupants assist with the provision of tourist information.
Expressions of Interest – Round 2 will be received up to 9:00 am Friday, 6 August 2021 and the matter will be decided at a Special Meeting of Council the following week. All applicants will be notified of the decision date in advance.
Any inquiries, regarding the Expression of Interest process, including requests to inspect the building, should be directed to Erin Greaves, Governance & Community Manager:
T: 9928 1102