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Delegates' report: Community meeting at Maidstone

By June 18, 2007No Comments

On the 12th and 13th of June I attended the third Future for Local Government Summit which was convened by the Municipal of Association of Victoria.

These summits are designed to help pave the way for local government within the 21st century.

I have prepared a written report for this summit which I will table with my delegates’ report.

Lastly, I would like to report on a public meeting held last Friday in regard to the park located at 47a Maidstone Street in Ringwood. The meeting organised with the assistance of the local community allowed me the opportunity to hear first hand the concerns over the proposal to sell this park. Despite the icy cold weather the meeting exceed all expectations with over 60 residents bracing the fierce weather to ensure to that they were able to voice their thoughts on this proposal.

The residents also provided a petition with over 150 signatories objecting to this proposal. I have lodged this petition as an objection to the proposed sale of the park at Maidstone Street.

I would like to commend Heidi Victoria, the Member for Bayswater and the local community, in particular Beverly Yen and Patricia Reidy for organising the meeting. It provided a crucial opportunity to hear concerns first-hand and to address the issues that were raised.

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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