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THE LIONS PARK

Plans are well on the way for the start of the redevelopment of our Precinct.  The Precinct Public Toilet is being relocated from its current position behind Lucy’s to a spot adjacent to the Skate Park.  The Mudbrick Access Road will no longer come from the Round-a-bout but will come off Lakeside Drive at the rear of The Main Hall and skirt the Camp Park..  There will still be a road up to the tennis courts and the parking will be substantially enlarged in that area.  The toilets in the Mudbrick Pavilion will cease to be Public Toilets and are planned to eventually be accessible from the inside of the building.

WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH

With this increased intensive use comes a series of issues with which the community must deal.  Heavy usage means heavy rubbish.   We have undertaken intensive and prolonged negotiations with the Shire about them removing the Halls and Recreation Grounds rubbish but while quite prepared to take all the profits from our caravan park they are not prepared to take our rubbish.  Users are supposed to take away their rubbish.  This rarely happens and it is usually left to members of the Halls and Rec Committee.

In order to deal with the situation we have had to institute some fairly draconian measures.  Find out more HERE.

 

 THE STRATEGIC PLAN

A strategic plan has been under formulation for some time by the committee.  After prolonged negotiations with the shire council they have come on board and become a major stakeholder in this procedure.  Over the past twelve months we have undertaken prolonged and in-depth consultations and negotiations with our stakeholders and members of the broader community. The result is the plan will be finalized and submitted to Council early next year.  The final version is available as a PDF on this site – Mallacoota Master Plan

THE MARVELOUS MUDDIE

The Mallacoota Mudbrick Pavilion – the heart of the community.
Built with community labour out of warm natural materials the good old Muddie plays a central role in our community life. Guarded by our iconic Mallacoota Gum the Muddie is the venue for our social history. The friendly mudbrick walls house weddings, wakes, birthdays, music concerts, community and professional theatrical productions, workshops, forums, dance, meetings, markets, feasts, classes and even exams that have launched our children into their future.
So if you are thinking of holding any sort of an event The Muddie is the place for you. In the winter you can choose to heat your event with our atmospheric wood heater or use the convenience of our reverse cycle air conditioning. The Muddie is fitted out with solar panels to minimize our carbon footprint. The auditorium has a stage, curtains, a fully equipped PA (and someone to drive it for you), a pull down projection screen, chairs to seat a hundred and your choice of trestle or conventional tables – all at no extra cost. Our kitchen is fully fitted out. We have crockery and cutlery for over eighty. If you wish to sell alcohol we will help you organize the license. A children’s playground is right outside the door to keep your kids happy.
Through East Gippsland Shire we have a public liability insurance policy that will cover you for most things.
Only holding a small meeting? No problem we have a small meeting room for you to use with coffee and tea facilities, heating, a white board, polycom facilities and AV equipment.
Extensive research has revealed that The Mallacoota Halls have the lowest hourly rates in the whole shire of East Gippsland. We believe that the facilities are for your benefit.
If you plan to be a regular user then you can choose to become a member of our management team. Your community group directly contributes to decisions made about your buildings and grounds and you receive direct reports back through your representative. Our Community precinct is entirely managed by volunteers. All the fees you pay to use the facilities goes into upkeep and improving the services. No one gets paid. This is a community centre dedicated to you our community.
Thinking of holding your wedding, or your group is contemplating a fund raiser and you don’t know where to start? Well fear not, members of our committee have years of experience in event management of all kinds and will be only too happy to help.
Our committee is well connected to arts organization throughout our region, our state and our country, so if you have something arty in mind we will help you get in touch with the right people.
Feeling sporty we also have a hall with laid out for basketball, net ball, badminton, indoor soccer and thunder hockey.
The Main Hall is a BIG space ideal for a trade expos and other exhibitions.
So thinking of holding an event? Become a part of our town’s history. Why not give us a ring?

Ideas include
• A community bike repair shop
• A commercial kitchen so you can legally make, jms, prserves cakes to sell.
• An art/craft workshop fitted out fro your convenience
• A recording studio/auditorium
• A teaching room/studio
• Extending the lions Park down to the laske with walks, arbours and BBQ facilities
• A new all ages childrens playground
• A new skate park

Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Parties, Music, Films,
Meetings, Sales, Forums, Workshops, Classes ……..
We have the cheapest hire rates in The Shire of East Gippsland.Extensive research has revealed that The Mallacoota Halls have the lowest hourly hire rates in the whole shire of East Gippsland. Your facilities should be for your benefit.
If you or your group becomes a regular user then you have an automatic voice on our management team. Your community group directly contributes to decisions made about your buildings and grounds. You receive direct reports back through your representative. Our Community precinct is entirely managed by volunteers, transparently through consensus. All the fees you pay to use the facilities goes into upkeep and improving the services. We are in it together, no paid bureaucrats calling the shots. This is your community centre managed by and for you – the community.

 

THE WEBSITE

The website has undergone substantial renovation and now is much neater looking, more interesting (we hope) and streamlined.  We hope you like it.  If you have any advertising for events you are holding in our Precinct please let us know and we will promote them HERE

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