#GreatNewsThursday – Council grant sees Avenel Active Inc. get a website

1 Feb 2024
AAI committee members (l) Julie Dobbie, Sue Shultz, Secretary Helen Gwillam and Anne Douglas.

Members of Avenel Active Inc. (AAI) are busily in the planning process of creating a website for their group.

The AAI committee has expressed a longstanding desire for an online presence and received a 2023/24 Community Strengthening grant from Strathbogie Shire Council to assist.

Once the online content is finalised, the committee plans to engage a website designer to bring the website to fruition.

AAI Secretary Helen Gwilliam said that the group has already chosen a domain name and has started contacting local organisations and businesses about the project.

Ms. Gwilliam noted Avenel Active previously published the ‘Avenel Welcomes Newcomers’ booklet to provide residents with community information, and this project will help the group to move online and reach more people.

“Our plan is to make the website a go-to source for information about Avenel, its local organisations, associations, and all our sporting clubs, as well as some links to Council and local emergency information,” she said.

“Additionally, we aim to provide a platform for local businesses to showcase details of their services and contacts.

“We would love to hear from more Avenel-based organisations, clubs and businesses who would like to be represented on the website. Just email us at avenelactiveinc@gmail.com to get in touch.”

Strathbogie Shire Council Administrator Peter Stephenson said it was fantastic to see groups like Avenel Active Inc. benefit from Council’s grant program.

“Council is pleased to be able to fund important projects such as these through our Community Grants Program,” he said.

For more information about Council’s grants program, visit https://www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au/community/grants-and-funding/