Hyne Community Trust Announces Three, New Community Partnerships

The Hyne Community Trust is pleased to announce three new community partnerships as a result of the 2020 round of grants.

Applications were assessed as part of the annual competitive process with the Tumbarumba Golf Club, Cycle Tumbarumba and the Tumbarumba to Rosewood [Rail Trail] Steering Committee all successful.

Hyne Community Trust Director, Bruce Wright said the three successful applicants were very strong and can demonstrate lasting benefits to the community,“The Tumbarumba Golf Club has a lot of potential and is an integral part of the community.

“Managed entirely by volunteers for over 100 years, not only does the course add to the towns sport and recreational opportunities, but the clubhouse is widely used as community space.

“Whether football clubs, senior citizens groups, Rotary Club events, weddings, and much more, this facility adds value to our town.

“This grant of $40,000 will assist the club to commence a staged approach to a range of renovations and upgrades to improve the overall standard of the facility and what it can offer for years to come.” Mr Wright said.

Golf Club President, Stephen Morrison said the support couldn’t have been better timed,

“The devastating bushfires saw us closed for our busiest part of the year, and now the impacts of COVID-19 are further hurting our ability to host larger gatherings. Like for so many, 2020 is proving a real struggle.

“The Hyne Community Trust brings welcome news, enabling us to renew our clubhouse roof which is in a poor state of repair and currently leaks.

“Once we get this fixed and the club waterproofed, we will be enabled to undertake further, minor renovations internally to spruce the place up ready for larger community functions and events.

“We are also planning on installing solar panels to the new roof to improve our environmental footprint and potentially sell power back to the community.

“It is great to have this kind of support from our towns largest employer, Hyne Timber and we look forward to continuing to work with them through the Trust.” Mr Morrison said.

Trail blazing ‘Cycle Tumbarumba’ continue to realise their strategy for the town as a mountain biker’ destination of choice.

Almost $13,000 has been awarded to establish a brand-new mountain bike trail plus a shelter and picnic table for both tourists and locals to enjoy at an existing trailhead.

Club President, Peter Marshall said while many sports ground to a halt due to Covid-19, mountain biking in the Tumbarumba region has experienced a spike,

“We are experiencing increasing numbers of people including ‘out-of-towners’ using the trails, encompassing an age range of 10 – 68 years of age.

“CoVid has further highlighted the benefits of exercising amongst the great outdoors, having fun, getting some fresh air, challenging yourself while staying socially distanced.

“Mountain biking can offer all this and there is room for a more challenging, new trail which we are really pleased the Hyne Community Trust can fund.” Mr Marshall said.  

The third grant of over $15,000 has been awarded to the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Steering Committee to purchase and install two bike repair stations along the new, very popular rail trail.

The rail trail is attracting locals and visitors with their bikes from across the region, passing the Hyne Tumbarumba Mill, including over a small timber foot bridge, manufactured, designed and installed by Hyne Timber.

Progress updates on the three successful partnerships will be provided in due course.

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