Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) MATTER

Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Pty Ltd (the Club) have recently been addressing a small claims matter through QCAT, pursuing unpaid money owed to the Club. There is much attention being paid to this issue on Social Media and the Board wishes to provide the following statement to the Members of Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Pty Ltd;

The Club is exceptionally disappointed with the outcome of the QCAT hearing in relation to the debt collection matter against Mr Machon. Although the Tribunal has ordered that part of the fees owing by Mr Machon are payable, the Club specifically takes exception to that part of the Tribunal’s decision relating to the operation of the By-Laws as regards Equity Members. The Club intends to carefully review the decision with its legal advisors and to vigorously defend both its By-Laws and Constitution.

We are currently taking advice on the relevant grounds of appeal in respect of the Tribunal’s decision and will update Members once that advice has been received and considered by the Board.