Tender approved for new Dunes Cafe

An artist's impression of how The Dunes cafe will look.

Barwon Coast Committee of Management has awarded Short Game Pty Ltd a 21-year lease to operate Dunes Cafe at the soon to be redeveloped Ocean Grove Surf Beach Complex following a competitive tender process.
The keenly contested tender attracted statewide interest including several local business owners operating other hospitality businesses in the Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads area.
Short Game provided the tender evaluation panel with a clear leading tender and was consequently recommended to the tender committee.
In comparing the financial offer and overall capability and experience of each submission, the tender committee found that Short Game offered the superior tender with respect to both the financial and overall non-financial, vision, capability and service provision.
The timing of the tender allows Short Game to have direct input into the detailed design phase of the project development, allowing the business to adapt the new premises to suit its needs.
“Barwon Coast looks forward to a successful relationship with Short Game over the years to come, confident that their depth of hospitality experience and event management will provide optimal service to their clients and the best possible financial return to all Victorians,” Barwon Coast management committee chairman Phil Emery said.
Barwon Coast thanked the outgoing lessees for their years of service to the local community and visitors to the popular premises.