We invited tender submissions from suitably qualified and experienced individuals or organisations who are interested in one or both of the following food and beverage opportunities:
- Restaurant - obtaining a lease to fit-out and operate a restaurant facility at Avalon Beach SLSC at 558A Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach.
- Café - obtaining a lease and licence to fit-out and operate a café facility at Avalon Beach SLSC at 558A Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach.
The tender has now closed and we are reviewing submissions.
Check out the restaurant and cafe spaces
Between 27 July and 7 September 2022, we notified you of our proposal to lease the café and restaurant at the Avalon Surf Life Saving Club to suitable operator(s) via a tender process. Tenderers may bid on either the café or restaurant, or both premises.
We received 18 submissions on the proposal. The vast majority were in support, provided the café would have consistent opening hours. Objection to the proposal cited concerns around space and restricting access to the toilets and showers. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.
A report noting the engagement outcomes was presented to Council at the meeting on Tuesday 22 November 2022, and Council endorsed the recommendation to apply to the Minister for Local Government in accordance with section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993 for consent to grant the lease and licence agreements for the café and restaurant.
View the Council Minutes (Item 13.9, page 10).
What was proposed?
The proposed leases are on part of the ground floor to trade as a café, and part of the first floor to trade as a restaurant.
The proposed lease is for five years, with an additional five year option at the lessee’s discretion.
The leasing of the café and restaurant is authorised under the Ocean Beach Plan of Management for Avalon Beach. You can view the Plan of Management for Avalon Beach here.
Council is the owner of land and buildings at Avalon Beach, 558A Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach and this public notice is in accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993.