Logan City Golf Club members and staff have been left in limbo after City Council announced they would not grant a new sublease for the caretakers.
Club caretaker duo of 15 years, Carl Evans and Craig Baldwin, has operated the course under Logan City Golf Club Pty Ltd, with Australian Golf Management leasing the council-owned land, and were notified by council in June that the agreement would not be extended.
The City Council’s announcement follows an ongoing dispute over compensation for a 1.5km sewerage pipeline that was installed in 2015 after four years of negotiations.
Evans and Baldwin now fear prices for members will increase and said they had tried to come to a solution with the Council.
“We tried to warn (Logan City Council) the whole way through about what would happen to our business and they just did not listen,” Mr Baldwin told Quest community news. “I’m furious. We’re prepared to fight this.”
In a statement, Logan City Council treasurer Trevina Schwarz said: “Council has paid significant compensation to the Logan City Golf Club based on the financial information provided by the club.
“As we have been unable to reach a final agreement on the compensation, this is now subject to possible court action and, as such, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”
Business at Logan City GC is per normal otherwise.