O’Brien all ears on the road

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien has completed the second phase of his electorate-wide listening tour, seeking feedback from local residents on important issues for Gippsland.

Mr O’Brien this week undertook listening posts at Mirboo North, Loch, Nyora, Poowong and Loch Sport with meetings held during the day and in the evening at local venues.

“This is the second week of being on the road for this tour and it’s great to get some feedback from my community,” Mr O’Brien said.

“I’m out and about in Gippsland South all the time, but this specific program coincides with an electorate wide survey I’m undertaking in an effort to understand what people want from the State Government for our region for the future.

“We have surveys rolling in at the moment, with over 200 returned already touching on issues that are important to people. These include the state of our roads, local councils and rates, protection for the environment and action on climate change as well as community safety and hospital and school upgrades.”

Mr O’Brien said that the community had responded well to the campaign.

“It’s been great engaging with locals in their own communities, whether it’s in a formal meeting or standing outside the local supermarket or café as people come and go.

“I really enjoy the interaction and people have given me some good ideas for our future and some of the issues that really need to be tackled.

“The final phase of the program involves sessions in Sale and Yarram in the weeks starting November 18 as well as an upcoming business survey that will specifically target the concerns of small and medium enterprises.”

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien chats with locals in Mirboo North at Strzelecki Bakery and Mirboo North Supermarket

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On his listening post outside the Loch Sport supermarket where construction on a new commercial complex is well underway.

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