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Cr Mike Symon, Deputy Mayor

 
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Mullum ward
0436 002 080
mike.symon@maroondah.vic.gov.au

 

First elected to Maroondah Council in 2016, Mike lives in Heathmont with his wife Cheryl and their two teenage daughters. As both a licensed electrician and a professional OH&S Coordinator in the commercial, industrial and telecommunications sectors for over 20 years he has worked across all areas of the State. As the Federal Member for Deakin from 2007 to 2013 Mike represented most areas of Maroondah and served as Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment and as a member of the Speaker’s panel. Mike is interested in community and transport infrastructure, local planning and environment issues and providing high quality and affordable services and facilities for the Maroondah community.

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

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Mike Symon

As a Councillor one thing we talk to a lot of residents about is footpaths. Across Maroondah we have more than 690km of constructed footpaths, but we acknowledge that for historical reasons there are still areas that need to be constructed.

To address this need, over the past few years we have increased our Budget allocation for footpath construction. This year Council will spend $700,000 on new footpaths, focusing on our priority projects that connect with bus routes or other existing walking tracks.

A recent project in Mullum is the construction of 670m of footpath along Goldsmith Avenue and 75m along Dillon Grove. This means residents now have easier access to the bus stops, as well as into BJ Hubbard Reserve and the local Kindergarten.

The next major upgrade will start in early 2018 with one kilometre of footpath to be laid in Jeffery Drive, between Oban and Mullum roads.

 

21/06/2017
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