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Powell Media Release – Sundale to provide a brighter future for park residents (17 July 2014)

Residents of Woombye Gardens Caravan Park will have a brighter future thanks to a deal brokered by the Queensland Government.

Under the plan, Sundale Ltd will take possession of the park, in exchange for an agreement to build new social housing in key target areas.

Member for Glass House Andrew Powell said the deal was a great result for all involved.

“Sundale has a proud history of providing affordable accommodation and services stretching back more than 50 years,” Mr Powell said.

“In exchange for possession of the park, Sundale has agreed to build additional social housing in areas where it’s really needed.

“Meanwhile residents at Woombye Gardens can have complete peace of mind in the knowledge that their tenure is protected.

“This is a great outcome for families there and also delivers on the Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services.”

Sundale Ltd CEO Glenn Bunney said Sundale had committed to continue to operate Woombye Gardens as a caravan/mobile home park indefinitely under a legal covenant with the Queensland Government.

“We have also entered into an agreement with the current managers of the park, Australian Tourist Park Management, to continue managing Woombye Gardens, so residents and visitors will see no difference in the park’s operation from that respect,” Mr Bunney said.

“We are committed to continuing to provide affordable accommodation in the park, making improvements and we are hopeful of bringing other support services online in the future, subject to the needs and preferences of residents.”

For more information on Sundale Ltd see its website at www.sundale.org.au.

[ENDS] 17 July 2014

 

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