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Media Release: Council blog marks 1,000th entry

By May 13, 2009No Comments

Alex Makin, Councillor for the Mullum Ward in Maroondah City Council, has published his 1000th blog post documenting his activities as a local councillor.

“I have utilised my Council blog to document the many community events that I have attended during my time as a local Councillor”, Cr. Makin said. “The use of the Internet can further encourage members of our community to contact their local representatives and become involved in local events”

Cr. Alex Makin has operated a website with a regularly updated blog since 2005, at Alex utilises the blog to publish details of community events and council activities.

“Local council is the closest of government to the community and it is critical that councillors embrace technology so that they remain contactable and approachable. The use of the Internet complements other forms of communication so that we can continue to assist members of our community”, Cr. Makin said.

Alex has recently published his 1000th blog entry, with an average of 250 posts per year. The blog receives regular community feedback via email and interactive comments.

“In particular the Internet enables younger people and people with disabilities to contact their local councillor. Reaching 1000 posts demonstrates the commitment I have to being approachable and I plan to continue documenting the many events I attend as a Councillor,” Cr. Makin concluded.

About Alex Makin:

Alex Makin was first elected onto Maroondah City Council in November 2005 and was re-elected in November 2008. Alex is one of Australia’s first council bloggers with a regularly updated website and blog at


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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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