Request for Expressions of Interest
Public Farmers and Craft Market
|EOI applications close:||4.30pm Monday, July 22 2019|
There has been a market operating in Taupō on Council administered land since 2013. The current licence to operate is due to expire 31 December 2019 and Council are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from interested parties in order to secure a market operation following expiration of the current agreement.
Call for Expressions of Interest
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are invited from organisations or individuals wishing to be considered for the proposed licence to occupy for the purposes of running a farmers and craft type market on Council administered land in Taupō.
Council’s identified primary site for a market is Northcroft Domain on Lake Terrace. Applicants though are advised that they may choose to present any Council administered location for hosting a market. Applicants are informed however that Tongariro Domain and Riverside Park are not favoured full time sites for a market.
The scope of the request is deliberately open as Council does not wish to restrict the range of potential proposal ideas from applicants.
The principal for the proposed licence (referred to in this Request for EOI as ‘the Principal’) is Taupō District Council.
Request for Expressions of Interest document
Refer all requests for information about this EOI process to:
Name: Daniel McKay
Phone: 07 376 8694
Frequently asked questions
Do you have a Plan of the proposed area that will be made available on Northcroft Domain including the area that will continue to be shared usage with Segway?
have a basic plan, see below the site plan for Northcroft Domian with
Segway will share the Northcroft site during school holidays and Queens Birthday and Easter long weekends. The way this will work has not been finalised as we hope that there is opportunity for discussion between parties to have a positive combined experience. Segway have consistently indicated that they are willing to work with a market operator to achieve the best outcomes.
As an alternative site, do you have a plan of the former Taupo District Council site on the corner of Rifle Range Road and Lake Terrace?
Council meeting on 25 June Council approved going out for expressions of
interest to dispose of the land at 72 Lake Terrace (the former Council
Building site). The timeframe for disposal has not been finalised.
It may be possible for the market to operate on this site for a short-term while the disposal process goes ahead; but it will not be available in the long-term.
Prior to the commencement being the 1st January 2020 what capital works if any would be carried out by The Council on either property as a part of the money having been put aside for this purpose?
|Council would not plan to carry out any capital works prior to the awarding of the licence as we would prefer to work with the licence holder to determine the most appropriate improvements/changes. In addition, as we have left proposals open for interested parties to suggest alternative sites it would not be prudent for Council to go ahead with capital works if we were not 100% certain of the market site.|
|Not at this time, unless there is an existing power source on site. This may be addressed if it is feasible as part of the capital works budget however.|
|We are open to negotiation, but anticipate three to five years would be a likely offer.|
Should the current License Holder not be the favoured recipient is there the opportunity to commence the relocation at an earlier time frame?
|No, the current operator has a licence term which runs through to the end of the year. Unless the current operator chooses to terminate the agreement earlier they will continue to operate until the natural expiration of the licence term.|