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Cr Mike Symon


Mullum ward
0436 002 080

Mike lives in Heathmont with his wife Cheryl and their two daughters who attend Ringwood Secondary College. He is a licenced industrial and commercial electrician and OH&S coordinator. Mike represented most areas of Maroondah as the Federal Member for Deakin from 2007 to 2013 and served as the Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment. Mike is interested in community infrastructure, local planning, and environment issues, and ensuring best value services and facilities for the Maroondah community. Mike served as Deputy Mayor in 2017-18. Mike was elected to the MAV Board in March 2019. He will serve on the Board for two years, representing the Metropolitan East Region. 

Mike represents Council on the Arts Advisory Committee, Audit and Risk Advisory Committee, Metropolitan Local Governments’ Waste Forum, and the Municipal Association of Victoria State Council.

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It’s been great to watch the redevelopment of the Bill Wilkins Lodge over the past months, with works taking it from a 1950s scout hall to a new facility that is now fit for purpose for the three community groups that call it home. Named for our Freeman of the City, The Bill Wilkins Lodge now has improved facilities for females, a new hall floor and kitchen, and better access to the car park and building entrance.

The $850,000 redevelopment also saw a contribution of $100,000 from the Victorian Government. The Lodge is located within Bedford Park, which is surrounded by some lovely bush reserves with walking paths that link to the Heathmont Rail Trail through to Ringwood Lake and HE Parker Reserve.

It’s great to have this community hub and bushland within walking distance to the Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre, and providing such great amenity to the many residents who live, work and play nearby.

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