Deep Creek Golf Club goes into voluntary administration
Cardinia Shire Council has recently been informed of the voluntary administration of the Deep Creek Golf Club Incorporated. The club is situated at Deep Creek Reserve Cameron Way, Pakenham.
Deep Creek Golf Club has ceased trading and the golf course will remain closed until further notice. Signs have been put in place on site today to indicate its closure.
Deep Creek Golf Association has appointed Worrells as voluntary administrator of the golf club.
The Deep Creek Reserve land, including the golf course and main building, are Council-owned assets. Council has a lease agreement in place with Deep Creek Golf Club for its use and operation of the golf course and associated infrastructure, use of part of the main complex, and operation of the main complex.
Council has provided strong financial support to the club via its provision of new facilities as part of the $12 million Deep Creek Reserve project. Council contributed $10 million to the project, with the Victorian Government contributing an additional $2 million.
“Council is assisting Worrells and supporting those impacted where we can. We recognise this is a very difficult time for all those affected,” said Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Tammy Radford. “While the club is under control of the administrators, no decisions can be made about the future use of the facilities previously leased by the golf club,” said Cr Radford.
Deep Creek Reserve and its facilities – including new facilities for Deep Creek Golf Club – opened to the public in late-2019. The club’s previous clubhouse, a council-owned building in Oaktree Drive, had reached the end of its practical use. As it wasn’t feasible to upgrade this building, Council worked with the club to design and construct a brand-new clubhouse in the multipurpose centre at Deep Creek reserve. A driving range, shedding, and golf course upgrade was also provided for the club to lease.
Since the advent of COVID-19, Council has also provided $59,500 to the golf club to help cover utility costs, and only charged it a very small fee to lease the premises.
Worrells is responsible for contacting anyone with functions booked at the venue, as well as suppliers and customers. Council is assisting by helping those with bookings find alternative venues. Anyone impacted can visit our venue and space booking portal Booking Cardinia at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/bookingcardinia
Cardinia Environment Coalition, which is a tenant of the main building and indigenous plant nursery at Deep Creek Reserve, is not impacted by this situation and is operating as normal. The playground at Deep Creek Reserve remains open to the public.
For enquiries regarding the Deep Creek Golf Club or functions booked at the Deep Creek function centre contact Estelle Joiner at Worrells on 9613 5508 or email@example.com