Diocesan Council (DC) held its June meeting in the nave of the cathedral, a splendid and inspiring venue for important conversation and decision making.
DC made three key decisions. A property redevelopment fund was created to assist parishes considering initiatives for parish property. The diocese has a lot of property that needs to be maintained but we also need to think about how our property can serve the communities in which we live. Proposals will be submitted to the asset management advisory team (chaired by Bob Brandle), before going on to DC for a final decision. Funds will be made available by loan or grant.
A management committee was created comprised of DC members. This committee can meet on short notice and deal with time sensitive matters of diocesan operation. A management committee also frees up time for DC to do the work of governance and more regularly consider broader matters of diocesan life.
DC committed the diocese to contributing $100,000 to Building for the Future. This expense is an investment in our most valuable physical asset, the cathedral precinct, and will help to develop a sustainable plan for future development on the site. More information on this initiative can be viewed on the cathedral website.