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Long Gully community meeting – May 2021

Hi all – we have an upcoming community engagement opportunity. There will be a Long Gully community meeting soon. There will be feedback from councillors about what is going on in “council land”, as well as an opportunity for a few local issues to be discussed. If you have an idea for one of these discussion spots, then please get back to me ASAP. You can email on or phone on 0437 892 918. […]

Council Report – April 2021

I hope you are all doing well, and had a lovely Easter and/or school holidays. This is my brief report for the April 2021 council meeting. This is a very short summary of the work that a councillor does, but I hope it give you a picture of what I’ve been up to. [IMAGE: Artists Bree Galvin and Barb Fordham had their works feature on the front covers of two of the What I Did […]

Council Report – March 2021

Hi all. The last couple of months has been busy as usual, full of meetings with local residents, reading up on policies and strategies that council is pursuing, and thinking through the “bigger picture” issues. Here is a snapshot of that time. I chaired, for the first time, our municipal fire management committee – it was excellent to connect with so many qualified people who are working together to ensure we are prepared for fire […]

Have you been invited?

Have you got an envelope in the letterbox that looks like the one in the photo? If so, then congratulations! You have been randomly invited to put your name forward for a “community panel”. What is this “community panel”? It is part of the Imagine Greater Bendigo project that is happening at the moment, which is all about planning for Bendigo’s future. If you have received an invitation, you can put your name forward to […]

Facebook News Block

That my page has been blocked is not a big deal, in my opinion. I’m still on Instagram and I have a website, so my ability to communicate with the public through online media has hardly been compromised. But it has given me pause to consider how I communicate with people online.

Report to Council – January 2021

Hi all. Each month at the public council meeting, a councillor gets to give a longer report to council. This is mine from 25th January 2021. I want to start my report with a small anecdote which I think helpfully opens up a few of the opportunities and challenges of council over the next few years. I had a request from a resident in the Whipstick Ward – let’s call him Rob. Rob lives in […]


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