Tiona News

Re: Assignment of Tiona Lease


Dear Friends,

After months of negotiations, I am pleased to announce that the Tiona Management Lease

has a new owner. Southern Cross Parks have purchased the existing lease from Sundowner

Tourist Parks and will take over operations immediately. Southern Cross Parks have a

portfolio of five caravan parks throughout NSW, QLD and Victoria, and have extensive

experience in the caravan and camping industry.


I’d like to acknowledge Sundowner for their contribution at Tiona, and wish them well in

their future endeavours.


Further thanks must be expressed to the Tiona Management Committee for their tireless

work in assisting Mission Centre Officers, the Mission Centre Council and the Presiding

Bishopric in ensuring this process was smooth and comprehensive, while maintaining

professionalism and upholding the church’s values and policies.


I look forward to many more years of fellowship and activity at Tiona, a place where so

many of us experience a deep sense of connection with the Spirit. May we continue to be

good custodians of this sacred ground.


In Peace,

Ben Smith

President, Australia Mission Centre


Tiona Management Committee:

Fran Breen, David Henricks, Ken Archer, Julie Crittenden with the assistance of Allan Walshe