Managers sought for Smoky Cape and Sugarloaf Point lighthouses

Tenders are now open to run the holiday accommodation at the lighthouse keeper’s cottages at Smoky Cape and Sugarloaf Point.
Tenders are now open to run the holiday accommodation at the lighthouse keeper’s cottages at Smoky Cape and Sugarloaf Point.

EVER dreamed of managing a lighthouse? Then here is your chance.

Tenders are now open to run the holiday accommodation at the lighthouse keeper’s cottages at Smoky Cape and Sugarloaf Point. Applications close at 10am on February 12.

Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) Director Assets Activation, Stuart Schramm, said expressions of interest (EOI) are being sought from suitably qualified operators to manage the state heritage significant site as holiday accommodation.

“This includes the historic heritage lighthouse property precincts consisting of multiple cottages, ancillary buildings and surrounding lands at Sugarloaf Point and Smoky Cape,” Mr Schramm said.

“We are seeking proposals from private operators to lease and manage the lighthouse keeper’s cottages as short term, public holiday accommodation at Smoky Cape, Hat Head National Park, Sugarloaf Point and Myall Lakes National Park.

“This can be either a separate or combined opportunity and five-year lease with a five-year option being offered.

“The EOI provides private operators with the opportunity to put forward proposals for how they would operate the sites under a lease agreement with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

“The EOI is due to the expiration of the current contracts, and the NSW Government’s commitment to fair and equitable access to leasing opportunities means the leases must be put out to market on a regular basis.

“The current operator is welcome to submit a response to this EOI in the same way as any other entity,” Mr Schramm said.

The EOI is only available online by CLICKING HERE.

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