Willow Grove up next for Council pop-up


Baw Baw Shire Council is popping up next in Willow Grove on Thursday 31 October.

Council pop-up is a rural outreach program which aims to bring Council closer to smaller and more remote communities.

The Willow Grove session will be the fourth instalment of the program providing a great opportunity for anyone in the area to come along, have a chat, ask questions and share their views.

Willow Grove Council pop-up

When: 3.00pm – 6.00pm on Thursday 31 October

Where: Willow Grove Community Hall, 12 Moe-Willow Grove Road

Opening times have been extended into the evening to be more flexible around residents’ school and work commitments.

The pop-ups are proving increasingly popular with residents. Earlier sessions in Thorpdale, Longwarry and Neerim South attracted a great turnout and engaged a host of constructive conversations across a diverse variety of community interests and concerns.

Read about the last Council pop-up at Neerim South here.

Later in the year, the fifth instalment of the program will travel to Rawson on Thursday 12 December. More details to be released in due course.

As stated by Mayor Cr Mikaela Power

“Council pop-ups have been a fantastic initiative, taking Councillors, Executive and staff to Baw Baw’s smaller regional communities. From the earlier sessions, we’ve learned that community members have seen great value in being able to talk to us in their home town. We warmly invite those in and around Willow Grove to come along later this month and tell us what’s on their minds.”

As stated by East Ward Cr Michael Leaney

“It’s all about making it easier for Baw Baw residents – regardless of where in the Shire they live – to speak directly to their Councillors and Council officers about their needs and aspirations. I’m passionate about helping these communities thrive and look forward to seeing local residents at the upcoming session.”

As stated by East Ward Cr Peter Kostos

“We’re continually working on ways to make Council more responsive to our smaller and more remote townships. The previous three sessions have been really well received by each of the local communities and we hope to see the same great turn out soon in Willow Grove.”

As stated by East Ward Cr Darren Wallace

“It’s great to see these pop-up sessions being embraced by residents. We’ve had productive conversations with residents about many Council services including customer service, rates and revenue, roads, infrastructure delivery, statutory planning, assets and recreation. We look forward to continuing the conversations in Willow Grove, and Rawson in December.”

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