Community Strengthening banner

What is happening in Kergunyah

An initial Planning Evening was held at the Kergunyah Hall on Wednesday 22 February, 2012, where community members decided to undertake the construction of a Community Plan following the 'Small Town Approach' model. Residents felt that the Kergunayh community included residents primarily from Kergunyah, Kergunyah South and Gundowring North but also linked to Dederang, Tallangatta, Tangambalanga, Red Bluff, Gundowring and Upper Gundowring.Kergunyah_planning_session.jpg

Right: Scott Landells discussing project ideas with Kergunyah residents at the initial Planning Session

A subsequent Community Feast held on 29 March, 2012, saw residents prioritise the following community projects:

  • Establish a permanent water line to the river
  • Build a new fire station, including a quick response vehicle
  • Produce a long term Masterplan for the Kergunyah Hall

A Community Plan was drafted reflecting these, and the remainder of the communities' priorities. The Draft Plan was then circulated to all households in the district for comment and feedback. After comments were received and assessed it was decided to add an additional project to the Community Plan as the permanent water line to the river project had already been adopted into the 2012-13 Budget during the comment phase. The additional project was added following discussion and voting at the Kergunyah Community Forum in September 2012. The project is:

  • Colorbond dividing fence on boundary/borders of DSE land

A copy of the current draft plan can be downloaded using the link below.

Kergunyah and District Draft Community Plan

Establish a permanent water line to the river

This project is aimed at ensuring the Kergunyah Hall will have a permanent water supply rather than relying on rainfall which has proven problematic during drought years. Allowance has been made in the 2012-13 Council Capital Works Budget for this project. It is currently going through a process of land transfer from private to DSE. It is expected to be completed prior to the end of the 2013.

Build a new fire station, including a quick response vehicle

A meeting was held in early October 2012 with the CFA to discuss this project. The community will make enquiries with their local CFA region to check what the process is to upgrade facilities. A follow-up meeting will be arranged for Feb/March 2013.

Produce a long term Masterplan for the Kergunyah Hall

A meeting was held in early November 2012 to discuss this project.  This meeting defined the project as ensuring that the facility can cater for a wide range of future community activities and events. Initially the community will sketch up some rough designs before ideally receiving a grant to have an architect develop the sketches as professional drawings.

Colorbond dividing fence on boundary/borders of DSE land

This project is to have a colorbond fence built along the eastern boundary of the Hall car park to divide the Hall from the neighbouring residential property.

If you would like to be involved in any of the projects, please contact Chris Westwood via email - cwestwood@indigoshire.vic.gov.au. Alternatively you may wish to call Chris on local call 1300 365 003.

Last updated: 04 November 2013