Staff Concerns and Insurance Assessment

As well as the loss of one of Australia’s premier tourist attractions and cultural artefacts the fire also left 18 people without work.  Mayor Butch Lenton in conjunction with Winton Shire Council worked to redeploy as many staff as possible while many of the rest have found alternative work within the district.


After insurance assessment and recovery of as many artefacts as possible the site will need to be demolished with plans for an exciting redevelopment to begin as soon as possible.


“Unfortunately it is a bit of a kick in the guts but we will tough it out and keep going with it.” – Mayor Butch Lenton.