Strathbogie Shire Council

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Community invited to meeting on cinema management

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Cinema-goers are invited to a public meeting with Strathbogie Shire Council to discuss the option of giving the Euroa Community Cinema to the community to operate and manage.

A meeting on Wednesday (March 15) will aim to inform community members of the following:

• Public participation and community control allows the community to be engaged and empowered with the operational functions and direction of the Euroa Community Cinema.

• The proposal has been presented to the Euroa Community Cinema Operating Committee, exploring a number of different operating models.

• The community will manage the cinema as an incorporated entity, with elected positions such as President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer and various sub-committees focusing on film selection, ticketing, projection and more.

• Council will still own the cinema but complete operation and control lies with the community.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said Council looked forward to hearing the outcomes of the community meeting.

"This is a real opportunity for the cinema-goers, and broader community, to be empowered to run the cinema by the community, for the community," she said.

Based on feedback from the community meeting, a recommendation will be made to Council and if successful, an Expression of Interest for Committee positions process will commence.

Once this committee is assembled, training will begin, as will the official handover from Council.

To have your say on the proposed incorporation of the cinema, come to the Euroa Community Cinema on Wednesday, March 15 at 7pm on Bury Street, Euroa.

For more information, visit the cinema’s Facebook page or contact Inga Hamilton on 5795-0000.


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