While I am not a member of the Maroondah Tourism and Heritage Advisory Board for this year I did serve as a member during 2008. This afternoon former members were invited to a meeting to discuss the board and the projects it has initiated.
The Maroondah Tourism and Heritage Advisory Board includes representation from Councillors, departments within Council and external members from businesses, Maroondah’s two Historical Societies and art based community groups.
The Board has delivered a number of projects throughout its existence, including funding for the JA Turner Artist Trail, the opening of the Miners Cottage at Ringwood Lake increasing the prominence at arts and cultural events at Karralyka, Federation Estate and Wyreena Community Arts Centre.
The review provided an opportunity to reflect on these projects and to identify other projects that should be considered into the future. Members of the group will be seeking input from their respective organisations to assist in identifying these projects, which will in turn be considered by the Board and Council.