BARRABA POTTERS & CRAFT GUILD SECURES OWNERSHIP
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has congratulated the Barraba Potters & Craft Guild which has cleared up a long-standing issue about the ownership of their premises in Queen Street, Barraba.
Mr Anderson said this is exciting news for the Barraba Potters & Craft Guild.
“Many years ago the Potters Club purchased the buildings and land that they currently operate from, however, back then they did not have a registered entity to transfer the properties into, so they used Barraba Shire Council as the entity.
“When the Local Government merger occurred a number of years ago, Tamworth Regional Council assumed responsibility for Barraba Shire Council’s property portfolio, which included the Barraba Potters & Craft Guild’s premises.
“The issue was raised with me in a meeting with the group and I am very pleased to say that after contacting Tamworth Regional Council they have recognised the anomaly and have legally transferred the land at 74-78 Queen Street Barraba over to the Guild.
“This decision provides the secure of tenure for the Guild, knowing now that all the uncertainty in relation to the ownership has been resolved.
“I thank Tamworth Regional Council for assisting the Barraba Potters & Craft Guild in correcting the record of ownership of their premises in Barraba.
“I also thank the members of the Barraba Potters & Craft Guild for contacting me, it was great to work with them and it is fantastic that we were able to achieve a great result,” Mr Anderson concluded.