Community Asset Committees Annual Report highlights key achievements for the region

Greater Shepparton City Council noted the Annual Report 2021/22 for Council’s 17 Community Asset Committees at its March Council Meeting last Tuesday.


  • Annual Report 2021/22 for Council's 17 Community Asset Committees (CACs) highlights key accomplishments and actions.
  • Volunteer-driven committees manage Council-owned community facilities and recreation reserves across the region.
  • Achievements include updated drainage, new entrance gates, water tanks, netball court resurfacing and facility upgrades.
  • Mayor Shane Sali emphasises the importance of CACs in fostering community pride, engagement and social networks.

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The Annual Report provides a summary of achievements and actions of each of the Community Asset Committees (CAC) and confirms the commitment of Council in supporting the volunteers who make up each CAC.

Each CAC comprises of a group of dedicated volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to operating some of Council’s community facilities. Council’s Community Wellbeing team aims to ensure that the CAC are supported to meet their requirements and are assisted with promotion and recruitment to attract new members.

Council currently has 17 CAC which have been delegated to manage specific Council owned community facilities and recreation reserves across the region.

The Annual Report 2021/22 highlights the key achievements for each committee during the financial year, which included updated drainage around the Congupna Recreation Reserve and Community Centre oval, a new entrance gate, water tanks and netball court resurfacing at the Dookie Recreation Reserve and Community Centre, and new remote control stage curtains, stage carpet and a fridge at the Tallygaroopna Memorial Hall.

Mayor, Councillor Shane Sali, said Council is extremely pleased to support the work of these important committees each year.

“Our Community Asset Committees help to build a sense of belonging by increasing participation and giving community members a greater sense of pride and involvement in their local area,” he said.

“The committees, who are run by volunteers, are an important way of connecting people and creating social networks as we continue to work towards a more engaged community.”

The next CAC Annual Report for the 2022/23 financial year is due to be presented to Council by June 2024.

A summary of the key achievements of each Community Asset Committee

Community Asset Committee Key Achievements
Arcadia Recreation Reserve and Community Centre Christmas and Australia Day events, beautification of native garden beds, interest in future planning of area.
Bunbartha Recreation Reserve New committee, established weekly social gatherings, bookings increasing involving training, social and election use, actively applying for applicable grants, floods impacted cricket club usage. Future goals: multipurpose courts, shade sail and fencing for playground, toilet to include disability access, lighting.
Caniambo Hall Held Christmas BBQ for community. CWA a regular user. First community lunch hosted was a success. White ants active and damage to stage and floorboards to be repaired when ants not active.
Central Park Recreation Reserve Grounds Committee partly funded plans for new change rooms. Football club received grants to install nets behind the goals. Tennis club have sourced funding for upgrades to courts and fences.
Congupna Recreation Reserve and Community Centre Update of drainage around oval.
Dhurringile Recreation Reserve and Community Centre Reinstate meal deals again, interest in holding fun and new events for the community.
Dookie Memorial Hall Increased wedding, engagement, and birthday celebrations. Line dancing and live events. Garden beds finished. Split systems installed through grant funding. White ant damage to be repaired when ant activity subsides.
Dookie Recreation Reserve and Community Centre Entrance gate project completed, new water tanks installed, new sprinkler system in oval, netball courts resurfaced, concreting between Centre and netball courts, water fountain installed, hallway and main room repainted.
Harston Hall Committee gathered to farewell two resignations in the Committee. CWA regular users of the meeting room and Car Club meet regularly.
Karramomus Hall and Recreation Reserve Chairs, tables, new flooring coverings in cloak room, block out blinds and curtains all funded by grants. Second hand kitchen installed, kitchen benches painted, and hot water system installed. Plumbing updated and extra power points installed. Crockery and kitchen equipment purchased. Seven events held. Planted memorial tree for 60th Anniversary. White ant damage in Tennis Pavilion repaired.
Katandra West Community Facilities Football, Netball and Cricket Club Thursday night tea is well supported. Repair works completed in facility. Cricket Clubs renovations to wicket.
Kialla District Hall New committee formed. Gained new regular dance hirer. Measures to cease rising damp successful. New curtains in tennis clubrooms. Eves repainted. New vacuum cleaner purchased, and windows have been cleaned.
Lemnos Recreation Reserve Pine Lodge Cricket Club has managed to field 5 teams over the summer. Tennis club has midweek ladies' team that play all year long and a Saturday team plays in summer. Rooms not suitable for functions but are used during these sporting events.
Murchison Community Centre Curtain tracks in the main hall repaired. Successful in application for energy audit grant.
Tallygaroopna Memorial Hall Installation of new remote control stage curtains, new stage carpet and fridge. Improvements for the centenary next year include the painting of hall.
Tallygaroopna Recreation Reserve and Community Centre Community use through sporting events. Successful in grant application to replace chairs in the main pavilion.
Toolamba Recreation Reserve and Community Centre Advocate for tennis court repairs/upgrade. Access for community during floods holding BBQ for community support. Looking at increasing community involvement.



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