At the Council meeting on 24 August Council declared its intention to name a portion of the reserve alongside Burnt Creek, on Mardon Drive, Horsham after the late Jack Scheir as ‘Jack Schier Reserve’.
We asked the community to consider whether all or some part of the reserve outlined above should be Jack Schier and submissions are now closed.
Thank you to everyone who made a submission. Once a decision is made the result will be published here.
Jack Schier originally moved to Horsham in 1974 with his wife and son, purchasing land at Haven. Jack’s son had been diagnosed with a disability and upon seeing the lack of facilities to cater for his son’s needs, Jack donated 40 acres of his land to develop the Karkana Day Centre. He continued to have a strong interest in the development of this facility for many years until passing away in 2014.
Over the course of his life Jack Schier was known as a man who demonstrated a deep concern for the health and welfare of his community, and as a truly humble, charitable and generous benefactor to a number of community projects. He was actively involved in the Pleasant Creek Training Centre and Stawell Special Development School for a number of years, he financially assisted the Sunnyside Lutheran Rest Home, and was also a major contributor to the public appeal to build the Matron Arthur House Nursing Home which was opened at the Wimmera Base Hospital in 1987.
Schier Drive in Haven was named after Jack’s brother, Donald Schier.