I have been thinking about what people expect of councillors and their local council. I am always open to changing my view based on new information.
The new Springvale Master Plan, incorporating a new Springvale library, Civic Centre, playground and relandscaped open space is scheduled to begin construction in 2017.
Councillor Sean O’Reilly said the plan, with large open-space expanses, was part of a payback for building Springvale police station on parkland at Eriksen Garden.
“The idea behind the masterplan retains the commitment to open space.”
This year, the Springvale Snow Fest took place on July 20th from midday to 7pm. Residents enjoyed the fun and excitement of life in the Snowy Mountains, when the annual Snow Fest hit town.
In the first Springvale Snow Fest in 2013, more than 10,000 people flocked to the event, which transforms Buckingham and Balmoral Avenues into a winter wonderland. In 2014, we doubled this attendance to 20,000.
I recently attended a talk from Scott Hilditch, Emergency Management Coordinator (City of Kingston and Greater Dandenong). He emphasised that people generally could do more preparation for emergency events.