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Speaking to the Croydon Stroke Support Group

By April 2, 2010April 5th, 2010No Comments

The Croydon Stroke Support Group is a peer support group for people with stroke and their carers.  The group meets on a weekly basis from 10.30 until midday each Thursday at the Heathmont Community Living Centre.

This morning I was invited as the group’s guest speaker, where I discussed the plans for the Ringwood Central Activities District, including the proposed redevelopment of Eastland the former Ringwood Market site.  Ringwood Station was also discussed, with many members commenting on the condition of the station and the difficulties due to its lack of disability compliance standards.

Ringwood Station has been a common discussion point with all community groups I have met during my time as Mayor.  It is clear that the redevelopment of Ringwood Station is a priority for members of the Maroondah community.  The current funding will improve the bus interchange and station forecourt, but a further commitment is required to ensure the delivery of a safe, integrated and accessible transport interchange.

The community clearly sees the redevelopment of Ringwood Station as a priority and this is a view shared by Maroondah City Council.  The Council, like members of our community, will be calling for the redevelopment of Ringwood Station as a commitment within the 2010 State Election.

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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