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Cr Mike Symon, Deputy Mayor

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

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. Mike is interested in community and transport infrastructure, local planning and environment issues and ensuring best value 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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Hoarding is a complex mental health issue and it can often be hard for individuals affected, or their families, to find the help they need.

I’m proud to say that Council has led the way in this field, by establishing a regional network, made up of health experts, social service agencies and MFB Victoria, dedicated to supporting members of the community affected by domestic hoarding and/or squalor.

Given that an estimated one in 20 Australians are affected by hoarding behaviour, it is important that we all work together to address these issues.

The Network is already achieving results with a new website launched in April, as a practical resource to assist and guide service providers to respond and support clients with hoarding behaviour or for people living in squalid conditions.

To find out more, visit the Maroondah Hoarding and Squalor Network (MHSN) website.

21/06/2017
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