Council secures win for community on Dauth Park tennis
Published: 28 August 2018
Logan City Council today voted to provide in-principle support for Beenleigh Sports and Community Club to lease the Dauth Park tennis courts.
The lease is subject to Beenleigh Sports and Community Club entering into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Beenleigh Tennis Club that confirms an ongoing working relationship between the two parties.
City of Logan Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley said the decision was a win for the community as it supported the continuation of both clubs, ensured the survival of a 40-year tennis club, while opening up future investment opportunities from the Queensland Government on Dauth Park.
“I want to thank both clubs for their patience and understanding throughout this process,” Cr Dalley said.
“Council wants the best for the community and that’s what this outcome achieves. It’s not exactly what each club wanted, but the decision is not just for Club Beenleigh or Beenleigh Tennis, but for the community as a whole.”
Cr Dalley said the result was fair and equitable for both parties. She urged the clubs to work together to develop the MOU before a report is tabled for consideration by Council's Sport, Leisure and Facilities Manager at the City Lifestyle and Community Committee meeting on October 17.
“With this MOU I am confident that both clubs can work together to ensure positive outcomes for families who utilise these Council-owned assets on a daily basis,” she said.
A master plan for the Dauth Park precinct that provides a long-term vision about how the area should be developed over the next 10 to 20 years has been prepared.