Patterson Lakes Community Centre update
7 May 2020
The Patterson Lakes Community Centre Incorporation has informed Council that its members have voted to cancel the Incorporation and cease to operate as a legal entity. Their Committee will now lodge an application for cancellation of incorporation with Consumer Affairs Victoria, which includes a standard 28-day public submission period.
As a result, Patterson Lakes Community Centre Incorporated will also be terminating its funding and lease agreements with Council. The Incorporation has contacted all members and user groups, including all regular hirers, to notify them that the cancellation of the incorporation has been lodged. Council is working closely with the Committee of Management through this process.
Council joins with the community in acknowledging and thanking the many volunteers who have served the community at the centre over many years in many roles, providing a welcoming space and opportunities for learning, fun and friendship.
We understand the community is keen to understand the next steps following the announcement by the Patterson Lakes Community Centre Incorporation.
While existing agreements and processes are being finalised, Council will endeavour to contact all existing user groups and service providers. Council will also consult with the broader community, Department of Health and Human Services and service providers on management and use of the site.
Queries regarding this process can made to Gail McDonald, Team Leader of Buildings, Hubs and Partnerships on 9581 4422, and interested community members are invited to register to receive updates on the future of the site at www.kingston.vic.gov.au/plcc.
Please note, the closure of the Incorporation does not impact on the Patterson Lakes Library which will re-open once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.