I and the Ringwood Transit City Community Coalition (RTCCC) must thank everyone who attended our public forum Ringwood. Tell Us The Future. With approximately 100 attendees the strong public attendance from us, the residents of Ringwood, sent a clear message that a lack of direct and meaningful community consultation will not be tolerated.

We also clearly demonstrated the need for the Ringwood Transit City Community Coalition (RTCCC) to continue in its mission of ensuring direct and meaningful consultation. The Ringwood Transit City Community Coalition (RTCCC) will keep pressuring Maroondah City Council to provide direct and meaningful community consultation and action based upon these community concerns.

The Ringwood Transit City Community Coalition (RTCCC) will monitor the proposed Ringwood Transit City Community Reference Group and ensure that it is given the required authority and legitimacy from the Ringwood Transit City Advisory Committee so we can receive the level of community input required to ensure a vision for Ringwood that meets its potential.

The Ringwood Transit City Community Coalition appreciates the time Mayor Paul Denham provided to speak at the public forum and we likewise appreciate the time that Phil Turner also provided.

The greatest disappointment was the lack of a committee member from the Ringwood Transit City Advisory Committee depriving the Ringwood community of direct contact with someone from within the committee.

I realise we not have time to answer everyone’s question, if there are any concerns or if you would like the assistance of the Ringwood Transit City Community Coalition (RTCCC), please let me know, email alex@alexmakin.com.au or contact me on 0409 136 213.

Further public meetings will definitely be planned based upon a strong desire from the public for further action. Potential themes will be discussed as we begin planning for the next forum.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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