Tonight marked the second Annual General Meeting for the Heatherdale Community Action Group (HCAG). The group, aims to enhance and protect the amenity Heatherdale, a locality that is split between Maroondah and Whitehorse Councils.
One of the most pressing issues is the ongoing noise complaints within the Heatherdale area. In this regard Maroondah Council has led two successful prosecutions in regard to noise issues and the EPA has issued a pollution abatement notice to CMA Recycling (Victoria) and is also aware of air quality concerns.
The action group has also been successful in establishing an ongoing interest in the Heatherdale community and has held two barbeques at Heatherdale Station, including one to mark the 50th anniversary of the station’s opening. The group collaborated with Connex and Invicta Bus Services to organise the event, which included primary school students singing happy birthday to the station.
In addition Maroondah Council is undertaking works at the Heatherdale Reserve, near the Dandenong Creek, in consultation with members of HCAG. These works will help improve the Dandenong Creek Trail and provide additional walking and cycling paths for the community.
It is great to see the Heatherdale Community Action Group continuing strongly a year after its incorporation. The group has successfully engaged its community and helped achieve positive changes for Heatherdale.