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Media Release: Tell the story of your street

By July 9, 2008No Comments

The Maroondah community are invited to tell the story of their street in a search by ABC Radio National for a new multimedia project.

Councillor Alex Makin believes the possibilities are endless and encourages Maroondah residents to think about telling the stories that belong on their street in either words, pictures, video or sound.

“Many streets throughout Maroondah have a story to tell, from an historical perspective and from a human perspective. This is a great opportunity to not only tell those stories, but to have them shared by a wide Australian audience,” said Cr Makin.

ABC Radio National’s Street Stories program tells the stories of local community streets through My Street, a new multimedia project that will be heard every Sunday at 1.30pm (repeat 8pm) or as audio on demand and podcast at

My Street stories need to be told in no more than seven minutes using video, audio, images or up to 700 words of text. You can record it on your mobile phone, an MP3 player, a video or digital camera. Or you could submit an animation, a story, a photo montage – the choice is yours.

Share a story from your street with My Street, until 7 November, and the best entry will win the chance to work with the Street Stories team to produce a radio documentary about your street, or another mutually agreed topic. All entries will be available to view on the My Street website as soon as they are uploaded.

For everything you need to know about My Street and to view entries, visit

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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