Karate moves to hall
CHILDERS Karate Club will take over management of the Isis Cultural Centre for 12 months next year.
Bundaberg Regional Council said the club will take over the venue on a 12-month trial from January 1, though president John Russo has identified a number of maintenance works to be resolved before they officially move in.
“We want the whole community to benefit,” Mr Russo said.
“We can take the opportunity to change which nights we run if there’s a clash a lot easier rather than having to go through council.”
BRC sport and recreation and venues portfolio spokesperson Cr Lynne Forgan said the appointment had the potential to result in positive outcomes for the club, the council and the community.
“The Karate Club has been a long established and very stable sporting group in the Childers district and has enjoyed an extended association with the Cultural Centre as its training venue,” Cr Forgan said.
“Council has found through similar arrangements with groups taking management of venues like the Woodgate Hall and West Street Hall, the community ownership aspect can results in increased use and general enhancement of facilities.”
NEW MANAGEMENT: TSKF Childers president and instructor John Russo is thrilled to take over management rights of the Isis Cultural Centre.