Following the adoption of the Shire of Dumbleyung Recreation Plan 2016, community enthusiasm prompted a quick transition into project research and implementation. After review of the Facility Development Matrix in the plan, the first club ready with substantial funds saved for major maintenance was the Dumbleyung Netball Club’s resurfacing.
This Dumbleyung Netball Club project was pursued over a six-month period as an individual entity, but was delayed to allow time for the Netball Club in conjunction with Stubbs Park to explore incorporating the new netball surface with other areas listed in the facility development matrix for a collaborative approach. An initial concept for a multi-sport facility was discussed at the Stubbs Park AGM this month and the feedback will also be raised for the first time at the Council Meeting this Thursday. Other concepts in regard to the way we play our sport have also emerged to be considered in future sport and recreation planning.
LETTER FROM STUBBS PARK BOARD OF MANAGEMENT 17th May 2017
To the affiliated clubs of Stubbs Park and the wider community,
Firstly I'd like to thank all the delegates from last Mondays Stubbs AGM for taking back to their respective clubs Stubbs' desire of upgrading and creating a new sporting development to service our entire community. Thank you also to all the affiliated clubs, we gave you all very limited time to put forward someone to represent each club and become part of the subcommittee, the response has been very prompt and extremely positive.
Background on our proposal, in 2016 sporting clubs were given the opportunity to take part in a survey by the Shire of Dumbleyung to submit any requests to update/maintain their facilities.
In response to this survey the following requests were made from both members of the community and sporting clubs for Stubbs Park: Upgrade of change rooms, new surfacing of the netball court, a multipurpose undercover area, a redo of the Stubbs park kitchen, improve grass surface of oval. These requests were then adopted by Council through the Shire of Dumbleyung Recreation Plan 2016.
The Dumbleyung netball club bought to Stubbs attention at our recent AGM that they had been in touch with the shire to get the ball rolling on the re surfacing their court as it is no longer suitable to use.
This is when a proposal was put forward that if we were to undertake works on the netball court, was this also our opportunity to get the ball rolling on the other maintenance issues that had come up in the survey? This was agreed upon by the Stubbs Park Board of Management and the best way to submit our proposal to the shire was to form a subcommittee to drive this desired development.
That been said I'd like to thank the following members that now form this subcommittee:
Carmen Bairstow, Julie Ramm, Daniel McDougall, Hanna Chiswell, Roisin Ball, Malcolm Roberts, Calvin Shotter, Suzanne Cronin & Carly Smith.
That was the easy part, now the challenge begins with the huge task ahead of speaking to the wider community, funding organisations, trades, our sporting clubs and of course putting this proposal together to present to the shire. Fortunately, we have recruited some extremely driven community members to form this subcommittee and I have every confidence that we have the talent and expertise to turn a vision into a reality.
We will ensure to keep everyone up to date with our proposal and will be doing community surveys along the way to give everyone their opportunity to have their say. Stubbs is in extreme need of this maintenance/revamp so we are wanting to get it right. Lastly thank you to the community members that participated in the survey to give us the knowledge and ability to get these things done.
President of Stubbs Park Board of Management
2. SHIRE FAX OFFLINE
This is a friendly note to let you know that the shire will be unable to receive faxes until further notice. Our fax machine decided it was ready to retire prior to the transition to our new phone system which we hope will take place soon. Please call the shire office if you have any questions. Thank you CLICK HERE
3. HISTORICAL LOCALITY SIGNS | The PRINT VERSION of the DATATINE sign is now complete. If you would like to view the sign prior to it being sent to the printer Monday 22nd May 2017, please contact Nicole at the shire office on 9863 4012.
For more information on the project, please read at this link: https://www.facebook.com/dumbleyungshire/posts/770703559772185
4. LICENSING WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10:30-1PM THIS FRIDAY
We apologise for any inconvenience.
5. PLEA TO DOG OWNERS
We all love our dogs and they are a special part of our families.
There have been some unfortunate instances of late which has seen the shire take a firm stance for the protection of our community members, tourists and dogs alike. Recent incidents have included, dog’s in the pound, a dog being hit by a car in town, the surrender of a dog to be re-homed, numerous warning letters and fines issued for walking dogs without a lead.
As a shire we don’t like to issue fines, however with increased written complaints from residents we do have an obligation to act. As a dog owner we urge you to adhere to the rules, ensure your dog is always secure or restrained and register your dogs to keep our dog owners and community safe, happy and fine free. Thank you
- 6. The monthly Shire of Dumbleyung NEWSLETTER 'Lake Express' is out now! Want to receive it by post or email? Call us now 9863 4012. Read all about our latest happenings in the Lake Express online: http://mailchi.mp/0d82ab880dc1/shire-of-dumbleyung-lake-express-volume-fifteen-april-2017?e=46d0a26658