Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Dine Overlooking the Beach; Restaurant to Be Open to Public

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Dine Overlooking the Beach; Restaurant to Be Open to Public

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Byline: Vanessa Jarrett Vanessa.Jarrett@capnews.com.au

AS YEPPOON booms with developments another restaurant on the beach is on the cards.

Yeppoon Surf Lifesaving Club has lodged a development application for a proposed material change of use for a food and drink outlet (restaurant) and function facility for the upstairs area.

This would be leased to a third party and it has been confirmed Tall Poppy Catering have been awarded the contract.

The application explains "as part of a sustainability measure, the club wishes the lease the existing bar and function areas to a commercial operator".

This would then allow the club to focus on the core business being beach safety, training and education.

The sublease would allow a third party to manage a food and beverage business in the upstairs bar and function hire in the upstairs function centre.

The proposed trading hours would be Thursday, Friday and Saturday to early hours on Sundays.

There would also be the possibility for functions and special events to be held outside of these hours.

The facilities for the lease were extensively refurbished in 2015 following Tropical Cyclone Marcia, except for some of the commercial kitchen facilities which would need to be carried out by the tenant.

YSLSC president Sam Milfull said had been looking into leasing off the area for a couple of years but it had taken some work with approvals required from State Government and council.

The upstairs area was previously staffed on a volunteer basis by the club members.

It provided good revenue for the club but it was not sustainable as members were having to do Saturday night functions with patrols and nippers the next day.

Tall Poppy Catering helps with events and brings in food for catering so it made sense for the committee to chose them. …

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