Throughout this year I have been focused on working cooperatively as a region to provide a regional perspective on issues and challenges facing Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.
As Mayor, I have been working with the Mayors of Knox, Manningham, Whitehorse and the Shire of Yarra Ranges to deliver a cohesive approach to advocacy and priorities. An agreement for regional cooperation, has been signed between these councils and the Maroondah Leader has reported on this pledge:
Maroondah Mayor said the pact put the council in a better position to tackle issues affecting the region, such as transport and housing.
“Our aim is ensure that all levels of government are well aware of the issues we face in the eastern suburbs,” Cr Makin said.
The agreement, which is a first for Victoria, will deliver a collective voice for regional issues, through working together on activities that have common interest throughout the region.