Council pop-up made its way to the Longwarry Hall on Thursday afternoon, attracting a great turnout from community members.
Mayor Cr Danny Goss, Deputy Mayor Cr Michael Leaney and West Ward Cr Ben Lucas were in attendance, supported by Executive team members and Council officers.
Footpaths, open space maintenance and planning matters featured heavily among the discussions during the session.
Community members discussed the impact of growth on the town, and the need for advocacy to improve road infrastructure and pedestrian access around the railway line. This will be addressed as part of Council’s broader advocacy to address traffic issues in growth areas that is currently underway.
Council pop-up is an outreach program that aims to bring Council closer to communities in both rural and major townships.
Later in the year the program will also travel to Seaview, Yarragon, Labertouche and Noojee. Residents in these communities and surrounding areas will be able to drop-in and talk with Councillors and members of the Executive team about all matters affecting them and their community.
Quotes attributable to Mayor Cr Danny Goss
“Meeting with community members face-to-face is a valuable for us to gain a better understanding of the issues they are facing and hear their ideas. It was great to see so many members of the Longwarry community at the session and we are looking forward to returning again soon.”
Quotes attributable to Deputy Mayor Cr Michael Leaney
“Thank you to everyone from the Longwarry and surrounding communities who took the time to call in and chat to us at the session. No matter what corner of the Shire you live in, we are here to help you as best we can, and Council Pop-up is a great way to do that.”
Quotes attributable to West Ward Cr Ben Lucas
“There was a fantastic turnout at the Longwarry Pop-up, where our community were able to directly share their thoughts and ideas with Councillors and Council staff. This is a passionate town and as a West Ward Councillor, I will continue to work hard to ensure they get their fair share.”