A new lease for the Hepburn Pavilion and Kiosk

Published on 03 May 2024

Hepburn Pavilion

One of Hepburn Shire’s oldest and most unique hospitality venues is up for lease. The Hepburn Pavilion and Kiosk has operated at the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve since 1908.  

The tenant will be operating within the environs of the Reserve’s seven mineral springs, walking tracks and picnic facilities and adjacent to the Hepburn Bathhouse, which draws thousands of visitors each year. 

A culturally significant part of the Shire, the operator’s plans and vision will be integral to the building’s revitalisation.  

Hepburn Shire Mayor, Cr Brian Hood, said the Council is excited by the opportunity to develop a partnership with a café operator.  

“Council is undertaking a public Request for Proposal process seeking a tenant for the café at Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve. It is a significant business opportunity located in an attractive and popular drawcard to the Shire. We are looking at a five-year lease with two five-year options to renew.” 

Renovation works are being planned which will include important repairs to the octagonal Pavilion.  

“Historically, the Pavilion has been a meeting place that provided for social interaction and refreshment. We hope to continue that with the new lease.” 

The Request for Proposal period will close at 5pm on Friday, 31 May 2024. For more information see https://www.hepburn.vic.gov.au/Businesses/Tenders 

The Hepburn Pavilion and Kiosk lease is separate from the lease of the Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa | Daylesford Mineral Spa, which Council leases operations to Belgravia Leisure.