Dave’s Campaign Update – July

After a whirlwind of preparation for my campaign launch, life seems to have quietened down. But the campaign machine has been motoring along quietly. Here are a few things I have been up to.

  • Held two street stalls: one at Bendigo Showgrounds for a marathon 5 hours of conversation, and then a shorter one outside Eaglehawk Bakery, combined with introducing myself to most of the businesses in the Eaglehawk shopping strip. I loved all these conversations, and am thankful to those who came to chat and saved me from simply standing alone with a silly grin!
  • Collected 67 responses to my Whipstick Ward community survey! What a great response!
  • Released two more media releases, focussing on safe road crossings and fair council spending across the whole of our great city, not just the CBD. If we want to be a vibrant and healthy place for people to come and live, then our neighbourhoods need the social infrastructure that makes communities hum.
  • I had several media interviews, some of which have made their way into the public, and some of which have sunk like a stone! I’m gradually learning the need to be short and sharp and confident. These interviews are a privilege to have, and an opportunity to advocate for the Whipstick Ward.
  • I’ve received my first lot of PR propaganda, including fliers and an A-frame. Thanks to local businesses Preloaded Design and Signs by Choice for their prompt and excellent service!
  • Campaigns need support, and I am grateful to the volunteers who have pledged their support with tasks like letterbox drops etc (sign up if you’re keen), and to those generous souls who have dipped into their pockets to help me buy fliers, posters etc (donate if you can).
  • Met with several key community leaders across the Ward. These are people with links into organisations and clubs in the area, and have a keen insight into the issues that their community faces.