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Management of Linton Shire Hall EOI

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The new Committee of Management for the Linton Shire Hall have held their first few meetings on future ideas for the historic building.

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Golden Plains Shire Council invited local residents to guide the management, activation and future use of the Linton Shire Hall.

Once home to the old Shire of Grenville, the historic building in the heart of Linton was most recently used as a limited Customer Service Centre, meeting space and office for Council. Following an upgrade to Council’s Smythesdale Customer Service Centre at The Well to allow for a full-time service, customer services were transitioned out of the Linton Shire Hall.

In order to ensure the building remains active and accessible to the community, Council invited interested residents or community groups to form a Committee of Management. The Committee will enter into a Management Agreement with Golden Plains Shire Council to manage and activate the facility, including facilitating community bookings and usage of the building’s rooms.

Applicants to join a Committee of Managment were considered based on the following criteria:

  • The applicant is committed to delivering a model that encourages and facilitates further community use of the facility for local events, activities, business opportunities and continued use by community groups
  • The applicant has an interest in, and commitment to the Linton community.

Council will facilitate the development of the Management Agreement with the appointed committee, and undertake a supported transition to a community management model. For further information on the roles and responsibilities, a copy of the Management Agreement used by Council is available upon request.

Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

Nominations to join the committee were invited from 3 December 2020 to 22 January 2021. An open day to provide more information and access to the building was held on 14 January 2021, and 20 community members attended.

Following this process, eight community members have formed the new committee, which met for the first time in February. Council looks forward to seeing how the group will re-activate the space for the Linton community.

Timeline

3 December 2020

Expressions of Interest opened

14 January 2021

Open House from 4p to 6pm

22 January 2021

Expressions of Interest closed

Early February 2021

Applicants informed of the outcome of the selection process

February 2021

Anticipated convening of newly formed Committee

Contact Information

Ben Jordan
Manager Community and Council Planning
5220 711
Project Category: 
Community Development
Last Updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021
Project Status: 
Updated Project
The new Committee of Management for the Linton Shire Hall have held their first few meetings on future ideas for the historic building.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.