Work is beginning on the rejuvenation of the Tathra Beach kiosk after funding was received from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and Bega Valley Shire Council assessment works were completed.
Council’s property and facilities coordinator Rickee Marshall said the project would add a great deal to the precinct, and announced the successful lessee after an expression of interest process for the lease of the building.
“We received five very high-quality submissions and are delighted that the future of the kiosk looks bright,” Ms Marshall said.
“The successful tenderer was Bronwyn Pividori whose business Blend Providore offers residents and tourists breakfast and lunch, year-round.
“We congratulate Bronwyn on her successful acquisition and look forward to this Tathra icon being open to the public again.”
Ms Pividori thanked council for the impending work, which will re-establish the kiosk as a destination of choice.
“The Tathra Beach kiosk will be a separate entity to Blend; providing fresh, simple, clean flavours with … fresh local seafood and other local ingredients that will complement the idyllic location on the beach under the Norfolk Pine.
“During the low season, the kiosk will cater for all sorts of different community activities. The menu will change to reflect the reduced business activity, but it will help keep Tathra alive and an interesting place to be all year round.
“Offering a place that tourists and residents alike can rely on to be open at the right times, so they can buy takeaway and dine in all year round, including on public holidays, is vital for the health of our tourism industry.
“Obviously this professional upgrade and fit-out will take a little time, but it will be worth the wait!”
Internal demolition works have begun, and an engineer and designer have been engaged to work up plans for the kiosk.