Community volunteers celebrated

June 12, 2019 BY

AS PART of last month’s National Volunteer Week, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Barwon South West region is celebrating the outstanding work of the committees of management who manage reserves around the region on behalf of their communities.

Every year across Victoria, more than 1,200 volunteer community committees donate their time to manage and care for the state’s muchloved public land reserves, coastal areas, and community spaces.

DELWP has called for nominations for the Committee of Management Recognition Program to recognise the achievements of an individual member, a group of committee members or an entire committee who have made outstanding contributions to the management of public land reserves over the last 12 months.

DELWP Barwon South West regional manager of land and built environment Greg Leece said the volunteers were working hard all year round to ensure everyone had access to local community spaces.

“We would like to thank and acknowledge the amazing efforts of all of the 200 volunteer committees of management across the Barwon South West region, with more than 90 people recognised for their outstanding contribution to their local community through this recognition program.”

The 2019 Barwon South West region recognises:

• Cavendish Recreational Reserve Committee of Management
• Cobrico Public Hall Reserve Committee of Management
• Curdies Inlet and Recreation Reserve Committee of Management
• Dixie Hall and Tennis Courts Reserve Committee of Management
• Dunkeld Public Lands Committee
• Kawarren Recreation Reserve Committee
• Lake Elingamite Foreshore Committee
• Camperdown – Timboon Rail Trail Committee of Management
• Narrawong Mechanics Hall Committee
• Pomborneit Recreation Reserve Committee
• Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail Committee of Management
• Timboon Recreation Reserve Committee of Management
• Victoria Lagoon Recreation Reserve Committee
• Waurn Ponds Memorial Reserve Committee, and
• Woolsthorpe Hall Committee

“DELWP appreciates the tireless work committees of management do on behalf of their communities, and we offer our thanks for the continued commitment to managing the region’s valuable public land.

“New member interest in committees of management is always welcome. It’s about representing the local community in decision making about important local community assets, so the greater the diversity and representation, the better,” Mr Leece said.

To find out more about volunteering for a Committee of Management, head to delwp.vic. gov.au.

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