The announcement came quietly. A meeting regarding a rescue package was called. Then the blow: a large advertisement in the Age last weekend. RANS Management Group P/L, a multi-million-dollar commercial leisure, recreation and arts venue operator, is under administration and up for sale.
Admittedly, of its huge business interests – estimated to be valued at around $30 million – arts and entertainment centre management is only a small slice of RANS’ work. The company’s focus is on swimming pools and recreation centres, as well as exhibition facilities, including Melbourne’s historic Royal Exhibition Building.