O’Brien office on the road
Roads, drainage, rural development and forestry were topics of conversation when The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien held a series of mobile office visits throughout South Gippsland last week.
Mr O’Brien’s regular mobile electorate office took him to Kongwak, Korumburra and Arawata last Monday and then Mirboo North, Dumbalk, Meeniyan and Koonwarra on Wednesday.
“I have a firm view that I should be as accessible to my constituents in their community as possible and it was great to meet so many during my visit last week.
“Setting aside time to make specific appointments with constituents in their own town has been very successful and helps give people the opportunity to raise their important State Government issues with me.
“Last week I had discussions with people on issues ranging from drainage to roads to plans for logging in Mirboo North and proposals for the new community hub in Korumburra and I am following up a number of these issues with the State Government.
“It’s particularly great to get to the smaller places like Kongwak where I had about a dozen people come to the town hall to meet me and chat about local issues. That’s what being in a democracy is all about and I love getting the opportunity to listen and act on behalf of my constituents.”