Council pop-up made its way to the Dunstan Pavilion in Rawson last Thursday afternoon, attracting a great turnout from community members.
Mayor Cr Danny Goss, Deputy Mayor Cr Peter Kostos and East Ward Cr Michael Leaney were in attendance, supported by CEO Alison Leighton, Executive team members and Council officers.
The Rawson Skatepark featured heavily among the discussion, with younger members of the community requesting an update on the progress of the project.
The first stage of the project is underway, with concept designs complete and an application for funding submitted to the State Government.
Council pop-up is an outreach program that aims to bring Council closer to communities in both rural and major townships.
Previous sessions have taken place in Thorpdale, Longwarry, Neerim South and Willow Grove, with two sessions coming up this week in Warragul at the following locations:
Palmerston Street Kiosk
When: 2.00pm – 4.00pm on Thursday 19 December.
Where: Palmerston Street Kiosk, 23 Palmerston Street, Warragul.
Warragul Farmers Market
When: 8.30am – 1.00pm on Saturday 21 December.
Where: Warragul Civic Park, Civic Place, Warragul.
The program will continue in 2020, with locations and dates to be announced soon.
As stated by Mayor Cr Danny Goss
“It was great to meet with Rawson community members and better understand the issues they face. We want to be as accessible as we can, and these sessions have proven to be a valuable opportunity to break down some of the perceived barriers between Council and our smaller communities.”
As stated by Deputy Mayor Cr Peter Kostos
“Council Pop-ups continue to be a good opportunity for Council to spend more time in our smaller and more remote towns and learn about what’s important to these communities. I look forward to seeing this program continue in 2020 across the Shire.”
As stated by Cr Michael Leaney
“Council pop-ups are becoming increasingly popular with residents throughout Baw Baw Shire, and this was certainly the case in Rawson. It was fantastic to see younger residents attend and ask for an update on the skate park project, which is hugely important to this community.
Rawson residents took the opportunity to ask Council for an update on the Rawson Skate Park Project at the Council pop-up.