Nambucca loses Lions Aussie Day
AUSTRALIA Day just won’t be the same.
The Nambucca Heads Lions Club has been forced to withdraw its organisational support from its annual Australia Day carnival at Gordon Park.
The event would now seem destined for the history books.
In a letter to the Nambucca Shire Council the Lions Club said it could no longer continue to host the event because of increasing difficulties in organising and running it.
The club cited issues with fundraising and compliance with safety and access requirements on land and in the water as burdens it could no longer bear.
Councillor Michael Moran said the withdrawal of the Lions Club from the event was sadly a sign of the times.
“I think we will have to get used to community groups and service clubs encountering these sorts of problems,” Cr Moran said.
“Not enough people are prepared to get involved in community work, and those that do have to cope with a lot of obstacles and regulations,” he said.
The council’s general manager, Michael Coulter, will send a letter to the Lions Club, thanking its members for their long involvement in the popular carnival.
But he said council didn’t have the resources to take over the organisation of the event.