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Proposals sought for commercial activities in Darwin Waterfront’s Recreation Lagoon
The Darwin Waterfront Corporation is seeking formal proposals from businesses wishing to operate water based recreational activities in the Darwin Waterfront’s Recreation Lagoon on a commercial basis.
Announcing that it is invited expressions of interest, Darwin Waterfront Corporation General Manager, Sam Burke stated “this is an exciting opportunity for businesses to consider operating in one of Darwin’s safest natural water bodies.
“The Recreation Lagoon is a protected man-made lagoon with fresh sea water constantly pumped through fine mesh screens to prevent box-jellyfish and other unwanted marine life entering.
“Located in Darwin’s premier lifestyle precinct, the Recreation Lagoon is surrounded by other attractions including restaurants, a volleyball court and a year-round program of events held in the parklands.
“Over the past five years, businesses have held successful operations within this space reporting up to 23,800 patrons visiting last financial year.
“The Corporation is now testing the market again to see if there are more ways in which this space can be utilised and activated for the benefit of the public.
“Each proposal will be assessed on its merits, must fit within the site constraints and will be assessment in accordance with the criteria of the Submissions Guide.
“Depending on proposals and their requirements, there may also be room to have more than one operator in the Recreation Lagoon.
“The Corporation will allow a free of charge trial period so that the viability and suitability of the activity can be accessed before potentially entering into a longer-term commercial arrangement.”
In June last year, the Darwin Waterfront Corporation had to close its Wave Lagoon due to what it refered to as "widespread tile failures".
Australasian Leisure Management understands these issues have been fixed with the pool now operational again.
Submissions close 4pm Friday 28th February 2020.
Click here for more information on the Australasian Leisure Management Tenders page.
Image courtesy of the Darwin Waterfront Corporation.
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