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Ensure the future of Horses in Mind Inc.

Principal Petitioner Cherrie Dowling, Carina Heights
Date Closed Wed, 03 Jan 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 352 signatures

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Residents draw Council's attention to the need for a permanent home for Horses in Mind Inc. We are a not-for-profit organisation that offers a holistic approach to working with kids and adults of all abilities along with our horses and ponies. We have been operating now for 18 months and have many individuals, families and organisations that use our service. Horses in Mind Inc. is an important part of the community. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in learning about working with horses from the ground up. We have sessions for toddlers and their parents/carers. We have special needs and mainstream kids working together. We have kids at risk all building relationships with each other in a safe and friendly environment. We need to be able to continue our good work.

Your petitioners therefore request that Council assist Horses in Mind Inc. to relocate to a new permanent home.

Council response

I refer to your petition requesting that Council assist Horses in Mind Inc. to relocate to a new permanent home.

Your petition has been investigated and it was considered by Council at its meeting held on 15 May 2018. It was decided that the petitioners be advised of the information below.

Council has investigated potential locations including community and commercial lease sites. However;

• many of these locations are not suitable for this type of land use

• Council does not sell land for this type of land use and suggests Horses in Mind Inc. look for land on the open market for a permanent solution

• Horses in Mind Inc. will remain registered on Council’s Community Facilities Waiting List and will be notified if any suitable sites become available for lease.