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Cr Paul Macdonald

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Arrabri Ward
0436 001 760
paul.macdonald@maroondah.vic.gov.au

This is Paul’s second term as a Councillor after a four year break from Council. Paul has lived in Maroondah for many years with his wife Kathy and two adult sons, Michael and David. He is a licenced plumber and gasfitter and has worked in the government and private sectors of the industry. Paul has had an active involvement with local community groups, including a number of volunteer roles. Paul cares about our community and looks forward to working with his fellow councillors to help solve future challenges.

Paul is representing Council on the Eastern Affordable Housing Committee, Maroondah Community Safety Committee and the Maroondah Environment Advisory Committee.

Latest news from Cr Macdonald

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As a member of the Maroondah Community Safety Committee I am pleased to see the progress of the South East Melbourne Councils Alcohol Density Project.

Maroondah has joined forces with other Councils to lobby the State Government to amend the Planning Scheme to provide stronger controls over the location of new packaged liquor outlets.

If successful, this would mean councils would have greater power when assessing applications for new liquor licences and the ability to reject applications that may have a negative social and wellbeing impact on the community.

We are strong supporters for these changes, as unfortunately Maroondah experiences significantly high rates of alcohol related harm.

The Project lodged an application with the Planning Minister to seek an Amendment to the Planning Scheme in May. I look forward to sharing the outcome with you in the coming months.

21/06/2017
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