SPORTING clubs with ageing ovals and communities hoping to build bike tracks or parks need to add their voice to Moyne Shire’s latest recreation plan to get a shot at any funding.
The council has put the call out to community groups to attend special meetings next month which will decide council’s recreation direction over the coming decade.
Grants and recreation officer Gerard Auld said it was an opportunity not to be missed.
“We’re hoping to get a lot of attendances at the meetings,” Mr Auld said.
“This is their chance. What we’re hoping for is some input to guide us over the next five to 10 years over recreation in the shire.”
The invitation isn’t limited to sporting clubs. Moyne wants to hear from all community groups and schools involved in outdoor activities.
However, Mr Auld did single out the Mortlake Recreation Reserve as a spot that could benefit. “For Mortlake it would be good to hear about the reserve. They get a lot of traffic from teams moving through,” he said.
“That’s a facility that’s in need of some TLC.”
Mr Auld said big developments such as the $2.5 million Nullawarre-Nirranda sporting complex started life as ideas at the meetings.
Moyne also wants to hear about parks, walking and bike trails and even playgrounds. Meetings are planned for:
n Nullawarre: March 3, 1pm at the community hall.
n Mortlake: March 3, 7.30pm at the DC Farran Oval Social Club.
n Macarthur: March 4, 1pm at the Macarthur Recreation Reserve.
n Port Fairy: March 4, 7.30pm at the Community Services Centre.