November 21, 2023
A committee for the new Kumbia Sports and Recreation Association was elected at the inaugural AGM held at Kumbia Memorial Hall on November 9.
The formation of the association follows a working group created in the town earlier this year to discuss the future of the tennis courts.
Kumbia also boasts a large recreation area near the courts which is also now rarely used.
The community has expressed a desire to create a larger playground and a skateboard area for local children and has now met several times to discuss proposals.
The new committee consists of president Tony Dugdell, secretary Belinda Reynolds, treasurer Jessica Simpkins and committee members Louis Fairbairn, Lachlan Hancock and Gordon Coward.
South Burnett Regional Council has supported the formation of the committee.
More than 60 local residents attended the AGM.
Representatives from the Wakka Wakka PBC – the body responsible for managing Native Title land in the South Burnett region – also spoke.
The next meeting of the new association will be held on December 7 at the Kumbia Hotel.