Media statement: Wednesday 7 October 2020
Moreton Bay Regional Council has granted five community organisations in Caboolture peppercorn leases of just $1 per annum to rent space within the PCYC precinct at 1-11 Toovey Street.
Caboolture PCYC has held a lease with Council for this site since 1992, and has sub-let the site to a number of other community organisations including Reclink Australia, Better Together, Friends of Lagoon Creek and the local Lions Club.
Mayor Peter Flannery said it was important to provide these organisations with some operational certainty, so the lease arrangements would remain in place for the next five years.
“Each occupant at the site now has separate lease where they pay just $1 per year to Council, saving them tens of thousands of dollars in operational costs each year,” Cr Flannery said.
“Council grants peppercorn leases to hundreds of community groups and clubs to take the financial burden off operating costs so instead of fundraising, they have more time doing what they do best - assisting our community.
“COVID-19 taught us the importance of helping others around us and all five of these groups do just that, so I’m thrilled Council can help them to continue this important community work.”
The tenants at 1-11 Toovey Street, Caboolture granted peppercorn leases are:
“Reclink has been doing some great work with its ‘Rebuilding Lives through Sport and Arts’ and ‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’ programs,” said Mayor Flannery.
“Better Together provides employment opportunities and advocates for people with a disability and the Lions Clubs’ ‘Recycle for Sight’ program distribute old glasses to disadvantaged people at no expense.
“It was a no-brainer to provide a space for each of these groups at a minimal cost and it’s just a small way Council can help them continue their amazing work with security and certainty.”
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