After four years, Tamworth Regional Council has completed its takeover of the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame.
At its latest meeting, council received the Deed of Agreement for one of the country music capital's most loved museums, which transferred the Australian Country Music Foundation's (ACMF's) remaining funds to Tamworth Regional Council.
As part of the transfer, council has received more than $135,000 which will be used to help maintain the hall of fame's collection.
"It has been a long journey, and I think it's a great outcome, with the transition being made in a well-managed way," Tamworth's mayor Russell Webb said
"We've had problems with recruiting younger volunteers," Mr Scott told the Leader at the time. "None of us are getting younger."
Speaking at council's latest meeting, councillor Judy Coates said there was a shortage of volunteers "across the board" in Australia, and council would need to be ready to accept more responsibilities as volunteer organisations continued to wane.
"Over time this sort of change is going to be inevitable, and we as a council need to be flexible and supportive of the changes," Cr Coates said.
She said it was a "great thing" to have finally received the Deed of Agreement and have council formerly take on ongoing caretaker responsibilities for such a valuable asset.
Cr Coates and Cr Webb commended council staff and the museum's volunteers for the hours they put in to making the transfer of ownership from the ACMF possible.
Business hours for the museum are not expected to change as a result of the takeover.
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