Acting Chief Executive Officer Mick McCarthy acknowledged URBNSURF’s media statement today, and noted there is still a current lease agreement in place between the two parties.
“The City will be meeting with URBSURF to understand what legal obligations might need to be considered and resolved with regards to the lease agreement,” said Mr McCarthy.
“The City acknowledges there has been a high level of public interest in this project and we assure our community that we are now working to identify the next steps, which will include a wider review of our current leasing arrangements with sporting clubs and the scope of the Tompkins Park redevelopment project as it stands today.
“In line with the Council adopted Neighbourhood Development - Community Hub Policy, the City remains committed to supporting the long term sustainability and viability of our sporting clubs and ensuring positive social and economic outcomes for our ratepayers.”
The City will be contacting and meeting with relevant stakeholders as new information comes to light.