Yarram residents raise state issues with local MP
Attracting tourism to the region, trains and coaches, boat operator licencing and creating career pathway for students where all topics raised by constituents when the Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien’s mobile office toured the Yarram area this week.
Mr O’Brien said the mobile electorate office visits, conducted once a month, gave people a chance to raise State Government issues face-to-face with their elected MP.
“As part of my role as The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, I believe it is crucial that I am accessible to all of my constituents, no matter where in the electorate they live,” Mr O’Brien said.
“People’s issues often go unheard because they have mobility issues, are too busy or find it too difficult to visit their local MP’s office, so this allows people to raise matters important to them without having to leave their town.
“I am always willing to arrange appointments at locations that best suit constituents, but these mobile offices give me a chance to directly engage in a local setting while supporting local businesses, which are the lifeblood of communities such as Yarram.”
In addition to conducting a series of meetings in Yarram at the Coffee Palace, the office also stopped in at Woodside, Port Albert and Devon North with close to 20 people meeting with Mr O’Brien.
“Thanks to Paige and her staff at the Coffee Palace, who provided a great venue and fantastic hospitality to us during the visit,” Mr O’Brien said.
“I encourage anyone passing through Yarram to sample their chocolate brownie, it was delicious and as a country MP I get to sample a range of treats, but this was one of the best yet.”
Mr O’Brien said he would follow up each of the matters on behalf of his constituents to ensure they get the attention they deserve.
“I visit a different town with my mobile office at least once a month, with a visit penciled in for Toora and Welshpool on 29 April.”