Note: Lease Agreement was signed 5th September, 2017
It is proposed that Randwick City Council will enter a lease agreement, in June 2014, with the NSW Government to manage the Laperouse Museum, Laperouse Monument, Receveur Grave, Macquarie Watchtower and surrounding open space.
A Trust has been established to advise Randwick City Council:
To achieve the overall aim the Trust will provide to Council:
input in the development of business plans for the Museum and the Site;
input for the planning and use of the Museum and the Site;
comment on the proposed future direction of the Museum and the Site;
recommendations and proposed policies designed to enhance the historical and cultural significance of the Site;
a review of policies and plans for the Museum and the Site;
input into the preparation of briefs from Council to experts to undertake various studies for the Museum and the Site;
input into the public information to be made available regarding the Museum and/or the Site;
input and participation in the community consultation processes relevant to the management/future direction of the Museum and/or the Site.
Mayor of Randwick: Councillor Lindsay Shurey
3 Councillors selected annually by Council: Councillors Christie Hamilton, Danny Said and Anthony Andrews
Representative of NPWS: Peter Hay
French Consul-General: Nicolas Croizer (alternative Nicole Forrest Green)
La Perouse Aboriginal Land Council appointed for maximum 2 years: Marcia Ella-Duncan
Friends of the Laperouse Museum appointed for maximum 2 years: Tony Gentile
Independent community representative with expertise in heritage conservation appointed by Council (paid position): Petula Samios
Council Officers to provide advice: Sima Truuvert
First meeting 16 December 2013 and then quarterly. Adopted minutes of Trust meetings will be documents of record available to the public.