CONTROL OF DUNDEE COMMUNITY RESERVE BACK IN LOCAL HANDS

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

THE day-to-day management of the Dundee Community Reserve, north of Glen Innes, has officially been handed back to the local community, Member for the Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.

Welcoming the good news, Mr Marshall congratulated the new Reserve Trust members on their appointment and thanked Glen Innes Severn Council for its management of the reserve over the last six years.

“This site has been central to the Dundee community since the late 1800s when a school was established there,” Mr Marshall said.

“In 1978, the land was set aside for public recreation and it’s now the home of the Dundee Sportsground, a thriving community centre, with facilities provided for a whole range events and meetings and the home for the Dundee Rural Fire Service.”

Mr Marshall said Glen Innes Severn Council had been the Corporate Trust manager of the reserve since 2011.

“Council has looked after the Trust for many years – but this handover returns stewardship of the Reserve to the Dundee community,” he said.

“The new Community Trust will give the volunteers who’ve overseen operation of the Centre over many years the opportunity to take a more active role in its management.

“Four members of the community have been appointed to sit on the Dundee Community Centre Reserve Trust – John Chappell, Sara Jane Clark, Craig Klingner and Brenda Kneipp.

“These members are part of the local community and have worked for years to host major events like the Dundee Bushmans Carnival, organised regular horsing meetups, and have helped the Reserve develop new infrastructure.

“I’d like to thank the new Trust members for their commitment to the Dundee community and all users of the sportsground and community reserve.”

All members have completed their Reserve Trust Induction Program and details for the new Trust were gazetted on Friday, 10 November.

MEDIA: Will Kelly 0447 386 645

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