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Media Release: New Community House a Priority

By September 5, 2008No Comments

Alex Makin, the Councillor for Loughnan’s Hill Ward, has declared his support for a new home for North Ringwood Community House and pledged to work with the house to make the vision a reality.

“The Ringwood North community deserve the same standard of facilities that exist in other suburbs of Maroondah”, Cr. Makin said. “It is critical that the community rallies behind this project to demonstrate the importance local residents hold for their community house.”

North Ringwood Community House is situated at the rear of the Holy Spirit Parish at 120 Oban Road, North Ringwood. The building was a gift from a local family and the parish kindly provided the land. North Ringwood Community House is the only community house in Maroondah that does not reside on council land.

“Community houses that are located on council land are eligible for capital works funding through council grants”, Cr. Makin said. “Since North Ringwood Community House does not reside on council land, the house is unable to expand to meet the growing needs of the community.”

“This is a major project but the sooner we start, the sooner we will see a new community heart for Ringwood North. I offer my complete support to North Ringwood Community House so we can make this vision a reality”, Cr. Makin concluded.

About Alex Makin:
Alex Makin was elected in November 2005 as the Councillor for Loughnan’s Hill ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex is focused on improving the accessibility and sustainability of Maroondah and has a keen interest in public transport, planning and community engagement.


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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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