Member for Mallee, Anne Webster visited Maryborough and Avoca this week for the first time since claiming the seat at the May federal election.
Dr Webster stopped in locally on Tuesday as part of a mobile office trip to meet with residents in districts over the large division of Mallee, which stretches more than 80,000 square kilometres.
Dr Webster said a range of issues and ideas that affect Maryborough and surrounds directly were brought to her attention during the visit, further cementing the need for communication with all parts of the division.
“There have been a variety of issues that have been brought up, some people have spoken about crime, locally about unemployment and the low socioeconomic demographic and the issues that come with people not living with a lot of money,” she said.
“Others were talking about business and opportunities for new businesses, housing, just a range of issues really.”
Dr Webster said having the opportunity to meet with locals face-to-face is “invaluable” and that it gives her the chance to speak to people in regional towns.
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