Freds Pass Reserve Governance Arrangement Review

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Consultation has concluded

From 6 January to 3 February Council advertised for nominations from interested community members to join the Freds Pass Sport and Recreation Reserve (FPSRR) Governance Arrangement Review Reference Group.

This Reference Group will provide advice to Council on the governance arrangements in managing FPSRR and recommend how the FPSRR Management Board and Council can collaborate to provide a successful and inclusive service to the community. The Reference Group will also advise Council on options of a transparent funding structure for FPSRR to ensure Council is getting value for money.

The Reference Group will be in place from March 2020 until August 2020. During this period, it is anticipated that group members will be attending approximately five meetings.

Background

The Freds Pass Sport and Recreation Reserve (FPSRR) was established in 1976 on eighty hectares of Crown land. Over the years and through dedication and hard work of volunteers the FPSRR has developed into a sporting reserve that caters for many community groups.

With Litchfield Council (Council) being established in 1985 the land of the reserve was given to Council. In November 2013 the latest lease between FPSRR Board and Council was signed. The lease established the responsibility for management of the land and facilities.

Over the years FPSRR Board and Council have worked together on varying projects and plans. Council has been providing substantial annual funding to FPSRR Board without the existence of a funding agreement between the parties.

From 6 January to 3 February Council advertised for nominations from interested community members to join the Freds Pass Sport and Recreation Reserve (FPSRR) Governance Arrangement Review Reference Group.

This Reference Group will provide advice to Council on the governance arrangements in managing FPSRR and recommend how the FPSRR Management Board and Council can collaborate to provide a successful and inclusive service to the community. The Reference Group will also advise Council on options of a transparent funding structure for FPSRR to ensure Council is getting value for money.

The Reference Group will be in place from March 2020 until August 2020. During this period, it is anticipated that group members will be attending approximately five meetings.

Background

The Freds Pass Sport and Recreation Reserve (FPSRR) was established in 1976 on eighty hectares of Crown land. Over the years and through dedication and hard work of volunteers the FPSRR has developed into a sporting reserve that caters for many community groups.

With Litchfield Council (Council) being established in 1985 the land of the reserve was given to Council. In November 2013 the latest lease between FPSRR Board and Council was signed. The lease established the responsibility for management of the land and facilities.

Over the years FPSRR Board and Council have worked together on varying projects and plans. Council has been providing substantial annual funding to FPSRR Board without the existence of a funding agreement between the parties.