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Future of Point Lowly Lighthouse cottages to be addressed by Whyalla Council

25 July 2014

Operation of Whyalla’s State heritage-listed Point Lowly Lighthouse cottages will revert to Whyalla City Council following the Uniting Church’s decision to relinquish its lease at the end of 2014.

For immediate release: July 24, 2014

Future of Point Lowly Lighthouse cottages
to be addressed by Whyalla Council

Operation of Whyalla’s State heritage-listed Point Lowly Lighthouse cottages will revert to Whyalla City Council following the Uniting Church’s decision to relinquish its lease at the end of 2014.

The Uniting Church has operated the cottages for many years to provide low-cost camping, recreation and holiday facilities for groups, families and disadvantaged community members.

During this time, the church and local volunteers have been responsible for maintenance and capital works required at the site.

However, Council has been advised that church volunteers are no longer able to maintain operations.

Council will now investigate, by September this year, the interim operation of the cottages, including an assessment of the building condition, restoration needs and costs, and resourcing and operating requirements.

As an outcome of recent strategic and operational reviews of the Visitor Information Centre and Mount Laura Homestead Museum, Council will continue to investigate options to incorporate the cottages into a single business unit for visitation, tourism, education and cultural services, and potential outsourcing.


 

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