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Waverley residents are excited to host the first ever Youth Fishing festival this Saturday on 6 December 2014 at the Waverley Lake. This festival is aimed at children aged between 6 and 16 years to come together and engage in recreational fishing.

The pilot event is proudly supported by Community Housing Limited, Inland Fisheries Tasmania, Waverley Primary School and the Rocherlea Football Club along with prominent local business such as The Waverley Top Shop & McCrimmons Insurance Services.

Brett Mansell, community development officer at Community Housing Ltd and one of the key organisers in putting this event together says, “Waverley has never had anything like this before. It is for the first time ever that a fishing festival has been organised aimed at bringing kids and families together to enjoy some recreational fishing with the challenge of catching fish that have been tagged with money prizes upto the value of $250. All kids need to do is come along on the day and register at the registration desk between 7am and 6pm.

Community Housing Ltd has partnered with local organisations such as the Ravenswood Neighbourhood House and Rocherlea Football club and has been engaging with the local community to develop initiatives that would bring people together.

“In our meetings with the local community it became apparent that the people were wanting an event that would put the spotlight on Waverley and allow the community to come together for an outdoor event. This is how the idea of organising a youth fishing festival came by,” says Brett.

This initiative is an opportunity to demonstrate what Waverley has to offer to the Launceston city residents and is also an attempt at building better communities, adds Brett.

This fishing festival is a free event and children aged 6 – 12 years must be accompanied by a guardian at all times during fishing. Volunteers will be present on the day to ensure safety of those attending.

Land based fishing is only permitted (no water craft). Fishing must be within designated areas and tackle such as lures and bait are permitted. There is only one fishing rod provided per participant.

Details are as follows:

Waverley Youth Fishing Festival

Saturday December 6th

7am – 7pm

Waverley Lake – Waverley

No registration fee required

In July this year Community Housing Ltd took over the tenancy and property management of approximately 1200 properties in the northern suburbs of Greater Launceston as part of the State government’s Better Housing Futures program. This is one of the many community building initiatives undertaken by CHL since July 2014.

For more information on the Youth Fishing Festival contact Brett Mansell at 0429 274 704.

Community Housing Limited (CHL) is a national and international provider of affordable housing. Its vision is ‘A world without housing poverty’. CHL established operations in Tasmania in 2006 and currently has 14 staff in three offices in Mowbray, Launceston and Ulverstone managing 1366 properties in the North West, Launceston, Perth and Hobart.

CHL manages two facilities in Launceston and one in Ulverstone for group accommodation for people and youth at risk of homelessness. These facilities are managed in partnership with Anglicare Tasmania which provides support assistance to tenants.

CHL is a registered Housing organisation in Victoria and Queensland and an approved growth provider in NSW, Tasmania, WA and SA. Its international operations are located in Timor Leste, Chile, and India. CHL has over 20 years’ experience in delivering a range of housing and support services and over 5,600 properties under its management across Australia.

CHL is a vertically integrated operation that manages the entire housing lifecycle. This includes securing funding, locating suitable land, project managing, designing and constructing, then managing the tenancy for the long term which includes collecting rents and maintaining the property.


For more information on CHL, contact:

Preeti Daga

Executive Officer – Marketing and Public Relations t   03 9856 0021

e- preeti.daga@chl.org.au


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