Com­mu­nity peo­ple wanted for Long­warry rec re­serve

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - FESTIVAL GARDENS -

Com­mu­nity mem­bers have been in­vited to get in­volved in the man­age­ment of the Long­warry Recre­ation Re­serve.

The Long­warry Recre­ation Re­serve fea­tures multi-pur­pose clu­b­rooms, foot­ball and cricket fa­cil­i­ties and net­ball courts. Reg­u­lar user groups and ca­sual hir­ers take ad­van­tage of the fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing com­mer­cial grade kitchen and meeting rooms.

The Bandi­coot Walk­ing Track also forms part of the re­serve and is a sig­nif­i­cant habi­tat and wildlife cor­ri­dor for the South­ern Brown Bandi­coot.

The Re­serve and walk­ing track are man­aged by the Long­warry com­mit­tee of man­age­ment, com­pris­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the com­mu­nity and user groups of the re­serve who are ap­pointed for a three-year term by the Depart­ment of Environment, Land, Wa­ter and Plan­ning (DELWP) on be­half of the Min­is­ter for En­ergy, Environment and Cli­mate Change.

DELWP re­gional man­ager land and built environment Ca­role Macmil­lan said the Long­warry Recre­ation Re­serve is an im­por­tant fo­cal point, meeting place and ac­tiv­ity cen­tre.

“We need to form a com­mit­tee of man­age­ment to en­sure the site can con­tinue to be avail­able for com­mu­nity use,” she said.

“Com­mit­tee mem­bers make a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the man­age­ment of re­serves like Long­warry Recre­ation Re­serve, main­tain­ing and im­prov­ing them for the ben­e­fit of the lo­cal and wider com­mu­nity.

“Com­mit­tee mem­bers also play a cru­cial role within the lo­cal com­mu­nity and pro­vide an im­por­tant link be­tween the com­mu­nity and the depart­ment.

“DELWP will as­sist the com­mit­tee to meet its leg­isla­tive obli­ga­tions, and work closely with mem­bers to as­sist with compliance, tenures, risk man­age­ment, and project man­age­ment as re­quired.”

If you’re in­ter­ested in nom­i­nat­ing to be a mem­ber of the Long­warry com­mit­tee of man­age­ment or would like more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Angie Hughes at the Trar­al­gon DELWP of­fice on 5172 2111 or via email an­genita.hughes@delwp.vic.gov.au. Ap­pli­ca­tions will close on Novem­ber 30. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing com­mit­tees of man­age­ment can be found on the DELWP web­site: https://www2.delwp.vic.gov.au/boards-and­gov­er­nance/on-board/com­mit­tees-of-man­age­ment.

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