Residents raise concerns at council listening posts

Central Goldfields Shire administrators held their latest listening posts throughout the shire last week and took the opportunity to meet with community members and hear their concerns. Administrator Karen Douglas took the time to discuss flood prevention plans for Carisbrook with resident Keith McLeish.

The Central Goldfields Shire administrators were out and about last week listening to the concerns of local community members.

The administrator ’s quarterly listening posts were scheduled for Daisy Hill, Carisbrook, Talbot, Majorca, Maryborough, Bealiba, Moliagul, Dunolly and Timor last Tuesday and Wednesday and gave community members the chance to meet and speak with administrators about any issues they have within their communities, or around the shire.

Central Goldfields Shire administrator Karen Douglas said the latest round of listening posts were very good and she’s “happy” with how they went.

“We have tried to alter some of the times to suit more community members and we did get some new faces which I think is great,” she said.

Carisbrook resident Kay Lucas attended the Carisbrook listening post and said she wanted to speak with administrators regarding the senior citizens club.

“The council put it on us last year that we had to pay for our own gas, power and everything else so to cover that cost, we had to put up the cost of the meals,” she said.

“Now, if council is going to charge us rates and rent, our club can’t afford to pay all that so we would end up closing and I don’t think it’s just Carisbrook — I think it’s a lot of other clubs as well.”

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