Restaurant Updates

 A message from the Board and Management of Easts

Attention Members:

As previously announced, the Management of Billabongs Restaurant were set to return to East Maitland Bowling Club for the opening of the all new Banksia at Easts.

The Club has received correspondence from Hoang Ly Do of Billabong Catering P/L on Wednesday 8th September 2021 advising of the company’s inability to proceed with the licensing agreement entered into with the Club on the 20th May 2021.

The correspondence outlined the reasons for the decision including the recent lockdowns due to COVID-19, current financial position and the company being unable to secure the loan necessary to establish the new business.

The letter contained an apology for the short notice by the company and also included support documents from their accountant and their bank, clearly supporting the company’s reasoning.

The Board in its decision on the 10th September agreed to accept the company’s request and release Billabong Catering P/L from the licensing agreement.

The Club wishes to thank Jimmy Po and his family for the wonderful relationship and wish Ly and Jenny all the best for the future.

It has become necessary to take urgent action and issue an Expressions of Interest, seeking a replacement caterer for our newly completed restaurant. Accordingly, the CEO has taken the necessary action.

Board and Management
East Maitland Bowling Club Ltd