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Cr Marijke Graham, Deputy Mayor

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Wyreena Ward
0418 109 015
marijke.graham@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Marijke was elected to Council in 2016. She is a secondary school teacher who lives in Croydon North with her husband Adam and their two young children. Marijke is interested in the wellbeing of residents of all ages, the provision of library and family services, and ensuring a strong local economy and sustainable living practices. She looks forward to being a force for positive change and to serving the Maroondah community.

Marijke is representing Council on the Maroondah Arts Advisory Committee, Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action, Maroondah Communities of Wellbeing Steering Committee, Maroondah Environment Advisory Committee, Maroondah Age-Friendly Cities & Communities Network, Eastern Regional Group - Mayor and CEOs, and Victorian Local Government Women’s Charter.

Latest news from Cr Graham

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Local businesses will soon be able to take steps to be more environmentally sustainable, with Council in the process of establishing an Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA) program.

The initiative will help Maroondah businesses access funding for building works to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste, and cut water use.

To be launched early in 2020, the program involves businesses working with a financial institution and Council to enter into the EUA, which means they can pay for the improvement works through their rates.

This is a win/win for businesses and the environment, as it makes upgrading to sustainable options more affordable, and has the opportunity to create more local jobs and ongoing cost savings for tenants and business owners.

21/06/2017
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