Waterfront Cafe

Waterfront Café Tender Update - 26th December 2023

The tender for the commercial lease of the Sanctuary Lakes Resort Waterfront Café closed on Tuesday 31st October 2023.  A total of 8 interested parties submitted their Expression of Interest for the space; of which each were experienced and qualified hospitality providers.

The Waterfront Café Steering Committee (formed in early October 2023, consisted of 5 members (Board Members – Jeanette Ward and Adrian Dent, Authorised Representatives – Alysha Lambert and Domenic Cichello and SLRS CEO – Trent Curwood)), kicked of the evaluation process in early November 2023.  The Committee have worked through a detailed selection process, shortlisting, and meeting with respondents on numerous occasions.  The objective of the Steering Committee is to recommend the preferred respondent to the SLRS Board of Directors – who will decide on the final preferred respondent and will negotiate the lease terms.

With the holiday period upon us, further evaluation and negotiations will take place in the New Year, with the outcome scheduled to be made by the end of January 2024.  

It continues to be our aim for the new hospitality offering to be open for residents and the local community by the end of March 2024!      

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Waterfront Café Steering Committee for their time and contribution to the process. 

SLRS will continue to provide updates on the progress of the new Café and associated works via:

  • Residents App – Kindred (Newsfeeds and More/Documents/Waterfront Café)
  • Website (What’s Happening Page)
  • Newsletters

Waterfront Building Redevelopment Final Update (Project 04/19)

Phase 1 - Options RESULTS
As advised in the last Special Newsletter dated 18th May 2023, the individual OC results from Survey #2 were sharedwith each of the OC Committees, so that they could provide their final vote via their Authorised Representatives, aswhether to proceed to Phase 2 Planning of the Project.

At the recent General Meeting of SLRS held on Tuesday 13th June 2023 and at a subsequent Board meeting of SLRS held on Wednesday 14th June 2023, it was resolved NOT to continue to Phase 2 – Planning for the Waterfront Building Redevelopment Project. As a result, the Project has now closed.

I would like to thank the Lot Owners, OC Committees, Authorised Representatives, Community Engagement Panel andstaff at SLRS for contributing to the Waterfront Building Redevelopment Project process.

While the outcome has given a clear result of "no" to a large scale rebuild/renovation of the Waterfront Building, thechallenge now is how to renew and refresh a 25+ year resort whilst maintaining the standards.

I would like to invite owners to join your respective OC Committee and help shape what Sanctuary Lakes Resort lookslike into the future. The flow of ideas starts with Lot owners, is further discussed through your OC Committee and, viathe Authorised Rep forum, agreed for referral to SLRS. I do urge you to attend your respective OC AGM which will bescheduled between 12th to 25th August 2023. This is the opportunity for you to nominate, engage and participate infuture decisions across the resort.

Kind Regrds,

Jeanette Ward

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Update History:
Waterfront Building Update No. 1 - 18.11.2022
Waterfront Building Update No. 2 - 29.11.2022
Waterfront Buliding Update No. 3 - 09.12.2022
Waterfront Building Update No. 4 - 20.01.2023  
Waterfront Building Update No. 5 - 07.02.2023
Waterfront Building Update No. 6 - 24.02.2023 
Waterfront Building Update No. 7 - 28.02.2023 
Waterfront Building Update No. 8 - 03.03.2023
Waterfront Building Update No. 9 - 24.03.2023
Waterfront Building Update No. 10 - 02.05.2023
Special Newsletter - Survey #2 Results 

Q&A Handout - History Information
Q&A Sessions Handout - Phases Summary