Government plans to hand over the state-run Milk River Hotel and Spa in Clarendon remain on track.
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, said work to amend the Milk River Act, which will facilitate the business, is advanced.
He noted that the government was considering handing over the facility “by any means recommended by the corporate team”.
The goal is to enable the development of the property and its transition to a world-class facility.
Minister Bartlett was answering questions during Tuesday’s (March 1) meeting of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Finance, which is reviewing the 2022/23 spending estimates.
He said about $30 million is scheduled to renovate the facility, noting that the work will focus on improving the building and the mineral bath.
The minister further indicated that a quote is awaited from the National Works Agency (NWA) to repair the access road.
“There is a number in relation to the road” and that “the provision is [being] made for it,” he noted.