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Returning to speak at the Kerrabee Club

By August 19, 2009September 10th, 2009No Comments

This morning I was invited to speak to the Wednesday attendees of the Kerrabee Club, a social group available to recipients of Maroondah City Council’s Home and Community Care, as well as providing respite to their Carers.

When I speak to community groups, I prefer interactive discussion so that the topics I am speaking about are of interest to the members of the group. As a result today’s discussion focused on public transport and the redevelopment of Ringwood.

Public transport is an issue for many people in our community, including members of the Kerrabee Club who are often reliant on public transport for their mobility. Social inclusion is critical to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our community and public transport that is frequent and readily available can help ensure that people are connected and involved.

Likewise the redevelopment of Ringwood provides a unique opportunity to deliver community facilities and provide an inclusive urban centre with opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. This is why the redevelopment of Ringwood Station into an accessible and integrated transport hub is critical to the success of Ringwood.

The Kerrabee Club is one example of a council service that aims to provide inclusiveness for people within our community. For further details please visit the Maroondah City Council Planned Activity Groups website.

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: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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