Port Report – 1 Feb 2021 – Cr Jim Mason
It’s extremely important that a Council engages effectively with its community.
Whether it’s an upgrade to the playground around the corner or a region-wide strategy about a major issue such as climate change response, the City of Greater Geelong will almost always have at least one piece of work in progress that is relevant to you as a resident.
Councillors and the City as an organisation are working hard to communicate as well as we can about opportunities to have your say on these types of projects.
We use a wide range of channels – including of course, this column – which we are very grateful to be given the chance to submit each issue.
The ‘Have Your Say’ page is the main place to provide feedback on current City of Greater Geelong projects. It’s at yoursay.geelongaustralia.com.au – worth bookmarking!
Major projects will generally also include community workshops where you can have your say in person, rather than online.
There’s also a fantastic smartphone app available, which you’ll find by searching for ‘Geelong City’ in the Apple App store or on Google Play.
It allows you to quickly report fire hazards, vandalism, roads in need of repair and all manner of other issues.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
On a separate note, congratulations to everyone involved in organising the Portarlington Community Australia Day events.
It was a fitting occasion that allowed us to celebrate the many great things about our country, while respectfully acknowledging and reflecting on the injustice suffered by the Traditional Owners at the hands of white settlers.
Australia Day brings about many conflicting feelings and it is appropriate to consider them all as we mark our national day.