Council to consider registering kiosk lease
Central Coast Council will tomorrow consider a recommendation to register the lease for a kiosk on Crown Land in Umina.
A staff report to the council meeting implies the lease to Jasmine Greens Kiosk should have been registered years ago.
"Council granted a five-year lease with five-year option to the tenant, commencing 18 June 2014, over part of the Crown Reserve known as the Umina Recreation Precinct.
"The tenant has exercised the five-year option and the lease has been signed by both parties.
"The permitted use of the lease is a cafe, kiosk and restaurant and therefore it is subject to the Retail Leases Act 1994, which states a retail lease of more than three years must be registered on title."
The report recommended the council execute the lease with its seal.
"As the lease is over a Crown Reserve trust, Council's common seal is required to be affixed to the front page of the lease in order to complete execution of the lease and register it."
Under the lease, Ms Gabrielle Greyem was named as the tenant.
The report did not state why the lease was not registered when it was granted in 2014, or with the five-year option in 2019.
However, it did note the Council's "Goal G: Good governance and great partnership" under which it was to "communicate openly and honestly with the community to build a relationship based on transparency, understanding, trust and respect".
Central Coast Council agenda 2.8, 25 Jan 2022