What is the Korumburra Round Table (KRT)
We are a representative committee working in partnership with South Gippsland Shire Council and the Korumburra Community.
We consist of 17 community members mostly representing community groups whose primary focus is Korumburra. Our 3 Councillors and a council officer also attend the meetings.
We are a conduit of information between Council and the Korumburra Community.
We also share what happening within the groups that we represent gaining a better understanding of all that is happening in Korumburra.
Can I Join?
Applications for memberships are considered in June & December each year. Community members are encouraged to apply with preference given to those representing other community groups or those considered most suitable for the role. Members are elected for a 2 year term after which they can reapply with a maximum of 3 consecutive terms.
We meet once a month on a Thursday evening at Coal Creek Community Park & Museum.
What are we doing
With all the development planned for Korumburra in the coming years we are working closely with the Shire to ensure we receive in the best outcomes for the community.
The Korumburra Revitalisation Project consisting of the Community Hub and a new Streetscape for Commercial Street is a Priority Project for the Shire.
The Railway land has been chosen by the community for the new Community Hub that will be the home for Milpara Community House and the Library.
This project will rebuild the core of Korumburra and extend Commercial Street into the railway precinct and create a vital space for education, arts, community and culture.
PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED STATEMENT RE: THE RAIL TRAIL
Monthly Update October 2018
This was another fantastic meeting of the Round Table. Of particular significance were two pieces of exciting news delivered by Bryan Sword from the Council: firstly, the contract has been awarded for the redevelopment of our Masterplan and Community hub up on the railway land. The architects chosen are the ones responsible for the amazing Bunjil Place project, which you may have seen on the Princes Hwy near Fountain Gate. It’s an amazing piece of architecture, and let’s hope our hub and railway precinct will be as transformative. Secondly, the supermarket plans continue to progress, with a full report having now gone to the CEO and council, and therefore it will be delivered to us at our next meeting. Apparently it contains very positive news.
Last night we also heard from Ken Myors, President of the Great Southern Rail Trail. It was interesting to learn that this 72 km trail, from Leongatha to Welshpool, is run by a voluntary 7‑person committee of management with great plans for the future, especially now that the Council and VicTrack have prioritised an extension of the trail out to Korumburra. I urge you to have a look at their marvellous and very popular Facebook page.
We heard of many great events happening around the town, including the fabulous joint Karmai Children’s Centre/Primary School Art show down at the gallery, and of particular note was the A and P society’s announcement that we can look forward to a totally revamped Show on the second weekend in Feb next year. A fresh new committee and a fresh new look!
But most of the evening was taken up with fine tuning the details for our big ‘Celebrate Korumburra’ event on Wednesday the 14th of November between 6.30 and 8pm. Come along and meet the architects mentioned above, and the politicians we need to support us. Buy some local food and a glass of wine, and wander around our beautiful Borough Department Store where there will be photos and information galore, and local artists performing. It will be an evening not to be missed. See you there!
Peewee Lewis – President
Robert Cosson – Vice President
Richard Oldham, Kate McDowell-Murphy, Brian Hess
John Kennedy, Sasha Boys, Tony Parisi
Bev Hall, Terry Waycott, Jenni Keerie
Noelene Cosson, Louise Rielly, Stuart Carson
Paul Rothier, Van Bui
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