Councillor ‘Listening Posts’ return

Community members will have the chance to discuss the Council’s Proposed 2022-23 Budgetwith their local councillors over the next two weekends.

The first round of councillor ‘Listening Post’ sessions for 2022 will take place on May 7 and May 14 in the Bellarine, Kardinia, Windermere and Brownbill wards:

Bellarine Ward:

Date: Saturday 7 May 2022

Location: High Street, Drysdale – outside Drysdale Uniting Church

Time: 10.30-11.30am

Kardinia Ward:

Date: Saturday 7 May 2022

Locations and times:

10.30-11.30am Belle Vue Avenue, Highton Village – outside Bendigo Bank

Windermere Ward:

Date: Saturday 14 May 2022

Locations and times:

10.30-11.30am Lara Centreway

12.00-1.00pm Corio Village Customer Service Centre

Brownbill Ward:

Date: Saturday 14 May 2022

Locations and times:

10.30-11.30am Pakington Street – on grassed area outside Town Hall12.00-1.00pm Newcomb Central Shopping Centre, front entranceCouncillors will be able to chat informally about the funding proposed for ward-specific projects, as well as other topics of interest.

Deputy Mayor Trent Sullivan

Councillors are looking forward to meeting community members in their wards and running them through the millions in funding proposed for community facilities such as parks, arts hubs and shared trails.

These Listening Posts allow us to fully understand the issues that matter most to residents and are part of our commitment to make ourselves more accessible to the community.

Councillor Anthony Aitken, Chair of the Citizenship and Community Engagement portfolio

Connecting to the community was vital to being an effective councillor.

It’s so important for us to keep our ears to the ground and understand the specific issues that affect each ward.

We encourage community members to join us and ask us questions about the Draft Budget and proposed asset sales, and raise any ideas or issues.

All community members are welcome to attend the sessions and there is no requirement to pre-register.

Each session will be held in a COVID-safe manner in line with government directions.

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