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July 07, 2017

‘‘Without the support of local committee members, these facilities wouldn’t be available to our local communities,’’ Moira Mayor Gary Cleveland said.

Community members across Moira Shire are encouraged to join committees to manage a range of local community halls, recreation reserves and showgrounds and other facilities.

‘‘Without the support of local committee members, these facilities wouldn’t be available to our local communities,’’ Moira Mayor Gary Cleveland said.

‘‘We encourage anyone who values their local hall, recreation reserve or other local facility to be a part of their local committee.

‘‘The local recreation reserve or town hall may have a number of regular users but the facility is also used by other individuals or for community events and activities.

‘‘It’s important that these often ‘unstructured’ users have a say in the management of their local facility and this is the key role of a community representative on the Section 86 committee.

‘‘No experience is required — we are looking for people with a passion to help their local community make the most of their local facilities. We encourage all ages and abilities to join.’’

Existing community and user group representatives who wish to re-nominate should advise the respective committee.

To apply, interested people should provide their name, contact details and a brief reason for seeking membership to council by Wednesday, July 12.

‘‘To find out more or to apply, visit our website, drop in to council’s local service centres in Cobram and Yarrawonga or call council’s customer service team,’’ Cr Cleveland said.

Community representative positions are available on the following local committees: Katamatite Public Hall, Cobram Scott Reserve, Invergordon Recreation Reserve and Community Hall, Yalca North Recreation Reserve, Picola Public Hall, Katamatite Recreation Reserve, Katunga Recreation Reserve and Community Centre, Yarroweyah Recreation Reserve, Strathmerton Public Hall, Koonoomoo Recreation Reserve, Cobram Showgrounds, Apex Reserve, Yarroweyah Memorial Hall, Cobram Historical Precinct and Strathmerton Recreation Reserve.

The positions start on October 1 for four years.

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