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2006 in review: some highlights from my first twelve months on council

By January 3, 2007No Comments

The end of 2006 has marked my first year on Maroondah City Council. Over this time I have helped achieve a number of results for both the people of Loughnan’s Hill Ward but and the whole of Maroondah.

Some of these achievements include:

  • Refining and passing Maroondah’s Integrated Transport Strategy to provide a whole of council focus on sustainable transport issues.
  • The successful reinstatement of the Walking School Bus program.
  • Strengthening Maroondah’s Illegal Graffiti Policy to provide additional resources to ensure a responsive approach to graffiti.
  • Securing the abolition of zone three from both major political parties as part of the Eastern Transport Coalition.
  • Responding and acting promptly on constituent concerns, including planning, pedestrian and traffic issues.
  • Supporting the needs of all residents, including people with disabilities, through promoting projects such as the Maroondah Mobility Expo.
  • Ongoing meetings with residents to directly hear feedback on council related issues.
  • Ongoing lobbying and advocacy to ensure much needed public transport improvements for Maroondah.
  • Advancing the revitalisation of Ringwood through the Ringwood Transit City project, including continued lobbying of the State Government for the redevelopment of Ringwood Station.
  • Regularly attending community events and meetings.

I would like to thank everyone who had contacted me to raise a council related issue or to provide feedback. I look forward to further representing the people of Loughnan’s Hill Ward over the next twelve months.

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:

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