The Showground is managed on a voluntary basis by a Reserve Trust Board, drawn from the local community and appointed by the NSW Minister for Lands under the Crown Lands Act.
While the Land and Property Management Authority (LPMA) is chartered with overseeing the Trust Board’s activities, it is the Trust that is charged with care, control and management of the showground and is responsible for looking after the facilities there. Although the Trust is distinct from any groups who use the grounds, User group members are nevertheless encouraged to become Trustees by the Department.
Trustees are required to adopt their own code of conduct which can be based around the standard model provided by the LMPA.
“To be a central and essential element of Bellingen community life and a leader in community governance and management of public assets”.
“Be a partner with the community & government delivering a sustainable social, economic and environmental future and to operate to maximum community benefit, through the encouragement of traditional, new and diverse uses of the Showground, whilst protecting and enhancing its distinct heritage.”
The Trust Board Members
Paul Hoschke – President
Maureen Maloney – Secretary
Brenda Mitchell – Treasurer
Caroline Joseph - Trustee
Graziella Garrett - Trustee