The Mount Duneed Wesleyan Methodist Church which was erected in 1857 on a block in the recreation reserve was destroyed by fire in 1944. The map above shows the block on the south side of Russells Road where the church once stood. To the east of this block the road is unmade. The block on the north-east corner of the reserve which is in Williams Road was once a quarry and is now occupied by the pistol club. The south-east corner was once reserved for the Presbyterian Church but this was never built. To the north of this block is the cemetery. The entrance to the pony club is to the west of the Methodist church.
The remains above are the south wall of the church looking north.
This bell which once hung from a tall wooden frame at the rear of the church was rung each Sunday morning. It now stands in front of the Belmont Uniting Church in Thomson Street Belmont, Victoria.
A sample number of ratepayers will be contacted by an independent research company during August to get residents views on their willingness to help fund a new aquatic centre with a 25M pool proposed for Torquay. This would mean a special charge of between $20 and $150 per year for the next 20 years, depending on their proximity to the pool. Mount Duneed residents would probably be charged between $100 and $150 per year. The estimated annual running costs of this centre would add an extra 2.75% to the annual rates as an ongoing cost. This would be $50 on median rates of $1950. Fees will apply for use of the facilities.
If you are not contacted you can still express your views by attending a community forum during September:
Wednesday 2 September at the council offices at Torquay starting at 6pm
Thursday 17 September at Bob Pettitt Pavilion at Jan Juc starting at 6pm
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