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Bruce McDonald (left), Judy Hine and John Ryan

As we celebrate National Volunteer Week this week (17-23 May), DELWP is recognising the hard work of volunteers who dedicate their time to managing much-loved public assets across Victoria.

DELWP is holding community events to honour the members of our Committees of Management in all regions this week.

In DELWP’s Grampians region in western Victoria, Committees of Management members were invited to an online presentation hosted by DELWP Regional Director, Alison McFarlane on Monday (17 May).

Bruce McDonald, Judy Hine and John Ryan were honoured at the event for committing 50 years of service: Bruce to the Inverleigh Mechanics institute, Judy to the Rowsley War Memorial and Recreation Reserve and John to the Yendon Recreation Reserve Committee.

They were among 79 exceptional people from 22 committees in the Grampians region recognised for the length of their service, outstanding achievement, significant vision and effort, leadership, work on special projects or community engagement. 

Caring for communities

Across Victoria, around 8,000 people volunteer their time and work to work on almost 1,200 Committees of Management to care for about 1,500 Victorian Crown Land reserves.

They manage, maintain and enhance our public assets for all Victorians to enjoy – places like reserves that protect the natural environment and the things that make Victoria special – from historic buildings to mineral springs.

They also take care of community assets like halls, recreation reserves, rail trails and facilities for a host of clubs and local groups.

Their community pride delivers huge economic and social benefits for all Victorians.

These committees welcome interest from new volunteers.  To get involved in a Committee of Management in your area, email CLIP@delwp.vic.gov.au or contact a DELWP Committees of Management staff member in your region.

Reviewed 19 May 2021

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