Maintenance at Tolmie Recreation Reserve supported by $9000 grant

Tolmie recreation reserveMuch-needed maintenance will ensure the Tolmie Recreation Reserve remains a hub for the local community, says Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan.
The Tolmie Recreation Reserve Maintenance Project, worth $22,000, will be delivered thanks to the community’s work with Mansfield Shire Council and a $9,000 grant from round three of the Commonwealth Stronger Communities Program.
“Congratulations to the local community, led by committee member Linda Terry, who have worked actively with Council to get the project done,” Ms McGowan said.
The works will include repairs to the storage facility located in the original stable buildings to replace rotting posts; and painting of the exterior of the hall and community kitchen.
“These much-needed works will ensure the preservation of this invaluable community asset,” Ms McGowan said.
“The reserve and its buildings provide a location for community group meetings, markets, gatherings and events. Most famously, the Reserve is the location of the annual Tolmie Sports, which will be held on 10th February 2018. This event has run continuously since 1886 and this will be the 132nd year.
“I am delighted to announce the success of this grant, alongside Linda Terry; Mansfield Mayor, Cr Paul Volkering, Cr Marg Attley; and Community Development Team Leader Kirsten Lingard.”

L to R: Mansfield councillor Harry Westendorp, Barb Taylor, Reg Taylor, Cr Marg Attley, Cathy McGowan, Kirsten Lingard, Mansfield Shire CEO Alex Green and Mayor Cr Paul Volkering at Tolmie Recreation Reserve.

Government mobile service centre visits North East

Residents of Mt Beauty, Bright, Beechworth, Mansfield and Yea will be visited by the Australian Government Mobile Service Centre this week.

Staff in the Government Mobile Service Centre are from the Department of Human Services and travel with the centres. They can help people with Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support and Australian Hearing payments and services.

The centre has disabled access and Wi-Fi is available for those wanting to create or access their myGov account.

The details are:

Mt Beauty – Neighbourhood Centre car park, Tennis Court Avenue, Tuesday 30 January – 10am to 4pm
Bright – Senior Citizens Centre car park, Cobden Street, Wednesday 31 January – 9.30am to 4pm
Beechworth – in front of the Library, Ford Street, Thursday 1 February – 9.30am to 4pm
Mansfield – near the Courthouse, Highett Street, Friday 2nd February – 9.30am to 3.30pm
Yea – near the Swimming Pool, High Street, Tuesday 6th February – 9.30am to 4pm

More information about the Mobile Service Centre is available at the website –

St Joseph’s Commemoration Service

Friends of St Joseph’s who have put the Pavers in Tolmie will be holding a Special Commemoration for Rememberance Day on October 29th after their 11am Mass.  A short dedication to the Soldiers mentioned on the pavers will be conducted at 12.30pm by members of St Josephs Church, Uniting Church & Descendents of those named.

All are invited to join in by bringing a chair, picnic lunch and a thermos to share.

All are most welcome to join the activities.