Council Proposes To End Community Action Groups
As We Know Them
Council has developed a proposal to integrate Community Action Plans with the Council Plan, at the same time withdrawing funding from Community Action Groups who would cease to be Section 86 Committees of Council and therefore would not be covered by Council’s insurance.
Council envisages that local communities will form project teams to undertake projects however these teams would need to apply to Council for funding and insurance cover (which may or may not be granted) for each individual project. STAG believes this model will significantly disadvantage smaller communities which don’t have strong sporting or service clubs already established.
Council has asked all the Action Groups to respond to the proposal. Click the link below to read STAG’s response.
Strathbogie Community Action Group
firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to STAG, C/- Post Office, Strathbogie.
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This group was set up to liaise between Strathbogie Shire and our community.
The STAG committee for 2016/17 is as follows:
- Chairperson Doug Watson
- Vice-Chairperson David Jamieson
- Secretary Helen Peters
- Treasurer Garth Mitchell
- Sean Mathews
- David Hamilton
- David Kennett
- Henry O’Connor
- Andrew Townsend
- Fiona Townsend
- Kim Usher
Having committee members with links to other community groups (the hall, school, Rec Ground, Landcare, golf club, CFA) should prove extremely beneficial for future planning. Over the next few months the committee will be working through the Action Plan and identifying projects to be undertaken. Please note that STAG Committee meetings are now held on the first Monday of every second month (February, April, June, August, October, December) commencing at 7.30pm in the Soldiers Room at the hall. The date may be changed if this clashes with a public holiday. Please feel free to come along
STAG has set up a number of subcommittees to implement the great ideas of the Action Plans. Projects have included:
- Emergency Resource
- Road Works (road widening and remarking)
- Telstra Tower (3G reception widely accessible)
- Community Directory (Published in 2012)
- Website (Launched in 2008 and now being updated)
- Solar Installations
- Purchase of A/V equipment specifically data projector and screen for community use
The first Strathbogie Tableland Community Action Plan was set up in 2005 and is regularly reviewed. The most recent Community Action Plan was established in 2015. Click the link at the top of this page to access the current plan.