Club 86 Licence Concerns
As you all know the Courier Mail recently ran an article about Club 86 being illegal. This was not correct and was a complete misrepresentation of the facts.
Up until now the club has not made comment as contrary to the newspaper report council and the club have been working together to sort out a minor administrative issue regarding the classification of the building, not the club.
At all times since it has opened the club has operated legally and continues to do so.
Today, council has advised the club that the administrative issue has been resolved and the premise is now classified in a manner that meets both councils and Club 86’s requirements.
There have been several questions raised about the club, one is that some people cannot understand how the club can be situated in the CBD while other Clubs are situated in industrial areas. The reason is simple. The ICC planning scheme allows the club to situated within the CBD area and a suitable building was available. There is absolutely no requirement to be situated in industrial areas. Perhaps this is not possible in other shires, perhaps rent is cheaper in those areas. Provided the club is in the right zone and has the right classification a club may open. A swingers/lifestyle club does not require any specific licence or permission.
For a swinger’s club to exist legally, several criteria need to be satisfied.
The premise must be zoned for commercial or business use. EG not a house or similar in a residential zone
The building with this zone must be or be in the process of being classified for entertainment use or similar. EG not warehousing, retail or offices.
If a club does not meet these criteria, then it will be in contravention of the Planning Act and you could consider it illegal.
In summary, Club 86 has ALWAYS traded legally and all concerns from council have been addressed fully and in a timely manner. Evidence has been provided to allay the concerns of all. Can you say the same thing about any of the other clubs or house parties that you visit?
To provide you with certainty a copy of the council letter confirming this is posted here. If you still have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact ICC on 07 38106888 or contact Club 86.
Hope to see you at Club 86 soon.