Mt Best out in force to meet local MP
The Mt Best community came out in force again recently to meet with local MP, The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien.
Mr O’Brien said there were a number of issues raised at his regular meeting at the Mt Best Hall but the issue of planning and housing permits was high on the agenda.
“This visit was part of my regular mobile office visits and included stops in Binginwarri, Mt Best, Toora and Welshpool. It was pleasing to have a number of issues raised with me by constituents.
“With about a dozen people coming out to chat at the Mt Best Hall we had a good discussion about matters affecting the local area.
“I’m aware of the strong concerns in the district about the ability of locals to develop housing on small blocks in the Mt Best area and in other parts of the electorate.
“I listened carefully to the views and expect to hear further after the community has a meeting with the South Gippsland Shire later this month.
“The rules about housing permits on farming zoned land under 40 hectares are in place for good reasons but I’m happy to work with the Shire Council on trying to address concerns that some locals have.”
Mr O’Brien said there were a number of other issues raised with him on the day that he will be following up and he looks forward to his next mobile office visit in the region soon.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien discussing state-related issues with a concerned local in Binginwarri
Mt Best locals were out in force to discuss state-related issues with The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien