Mr Glenn Spear
Well it certainly has been a busy few months in Mitcham. This week we acknowledged our senior citizens, carers and volunteers at a film morning at the Wallis Cinemas Mitcham and it was a great opportunity to be able to meet and talk to a number of residents present for the morning tea and movie. I am mindful that many of our senior citizens have lived in Mitcham for many decades, and they are very appreciative of the home care and other benefits that we provide to our senior residents, a program that I fully support.
Many sporting clubs have commenced their summer season events and I have had great pleasure in attending the various ‘season openers’. We are fortunate to have so many people engaged in the various sporting and community clubs. Mitcham has a high level of community participation and I think that character underpins the quality of life here in Mitcham.
The State Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis announced subsidies for capital improvement programmes and as we progress the investigation of improvements to Mitcham Library this is great timing.
I had pleasure in hosting the representatives of our private and public schools at a Civic Reception attended by Education Minister Susan Close. It goes without saying that it is indeed an important role that the teachers and support staff play in shaping our future generation. The schools were invited to engage with Mitcham Council on local issues including shared facilities etc. The Minister answered questions from at the night and it was a delightful evening.
Last week I met with Federal Member for Boothby Ms Nicolle Flint and Member for Davenport Mr Sam Duluk to discuss the coming bushfire season which is fast approaching. Together with local CFS members we were able to set an agenda to ensure that the community are well informed, indeed with the abundance of growth we may have the possibility of a high risk fire season.
Tracey and I would like to take this opportunity of wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. Please stay safe and enjoy the festivities.
Glenn and Tracey Spear