Sturt Blow Torch Back on Council

With all the rumblings surrounding the future of the Sturt Football club coinciding with the City of Unley Master Planning for Unley Oval we find the lease that Sturt has for the use of the ground is now up for review.

It appears we are in discussion with the Club as we speak which means a report will be coming to Council soon. When it does our administration will be asking for our approval to take a suggested lease package out to public consultation.

This is required under the Local Government Act (as recently reported on this blog site – http://donpalmer.org/?p=586)

It will be interesting to see what lease package is put to Council for public consultation.

Today’s article in Adelaide Now questions whether Council is treating the Sturt FC favourably given the size of their lease compared to the leases noted in that blog post. If you are interested check out the link below to the Adelaide Now storey.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/sturt-in-talks-for-new-unley-oval-lease-as-club-battles-26-million-debt/story-e6frea83-1226592414873?from=public_rss

The big question in my mind right now is in what light do we at Council see the Sturt FC when compared to these other Clubs and why. Questions I will be asking when the time comes for our consideration of the lease.

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