This page has been written by Kevin Coughlan, Lurg community member.
Lurg Hall and Reserves Committee
There are approximately 200 households in the Lurg District. The Lurg Hall and Don McKenzie Reserve provide the only common meeting place for residents to gather for social activities, functions, services and community information sessions.
The committee’s primary role is to facilitate and co-ordinate fundraising and the ongoing maintenance and improvements to ensure these vital community assets can be utilised by the whole community into the future. It is committed to the ongoing building and fostering of a sense of community within the Lurg District.
This is achieved through:
- Conducting social events for the local community including CFA information sessions and Trivia Nights and Kids Christmas Party
- Providing access to the hall and school reserve for private and public use
- Providing support to other events and fundraising, including Defeet MND Ride and the local CFA
- Providing support to volunteer organisations such as The Regent Honeyeater Project.
The committee meets every two months and currently consist of seven local residents of varying backgrounds and experiences. These meetings cover the usual agenda items washed down with alcohol of all types and cheese and paté plates. And being social media savvy there is now the Lurg Hall Facebook page and email.
The area is undulating with farming ranging from high-end merino and greyhound breeding to mix crops, sheep and cattle. The number of horse breeders and enthusiasts continues to grow. There are a significant number of small acreage-lifestyle blocks and over recent years there has been regular movement on the real estate market with a constant flow of new owners bringing vitality to the area.
There are book clubs and children playgroups organised by local ladies.
One of the highest points in Lurg is Spion Kop named by one of the original residents in Brock Road and the views combined with having drinks at dusk is one for the memory banks.