New opportunity for long term lease of facilities at Jenolan precinct

Following an announcement in December that the NSW Government is looking to breathe new life into the Jenolan precinct, Environment Minister Robyn Parker today called for expressions of interest for the long term lease of facilities.

The Jenolan Caves precinct is one of Australia’s most unique environmental and heritage sites

“The Government will look to offer a long-term lease/s for the 30 or more buildings on the site, in addition to access to the caves via an operating licence,” Ms Parker said.

“We are open to a broad range of proposals seeking to grow the tourism, accommodation, or other business opportunities at Jenolan.

“This process offers an exciting opportunity for parties to lease all or some of the facilities at one of Australia’s most unique environmental and heritage sites.

“Jenolan Caves are regarded as one of finest caves systems in the world with 225,000 visitors a year and any agreement will need to ensure the area's unique natural and built environment is protected.

“An opportunity exists for the private or non-government sector to reinvigorate the existing accommodation and tourism business, and the lease of all or part of the site for other uses.”

Full details on the opportunity can be found at www.tenders.nsw.gov.au.