Local, Independant and Effective
April 14, 2014

Toolangi and Kinglake community visit

Community groups, trees, a school and a sheds on Federal Member for Indi’s list for Toolangi and Kinglake visit

Cathy McGowan AO, MP, will be in Toolangi and Kinglake on April 24 and wants to catch up with as many community members as possible during her trip.

"It was a memorable day when I was here for the Kinglake Remembers at the oval this year,” she said.

“The effort and planning put in by those involved to make it a strong community event to mark the sombre occasion was fantastic. I was grateful for the invite and thankful I attended.”

Ms McGowan is touring the Toolangi Forest on the morning of April 24, then meeting with eco-tourism operators and forestry environmentalists for lunch at the Toolangi Community Centre. Community members are welcome to attend the lunch to meet with Ms McGowan and have a chat.

In the afternoon, Ms McGowan is going to the Kinglake Primary School, and Kinglake Men’s Shed and then meeting with Kinglake Ranges community groups in the evening.

During her first visit to the Kinglake Primary School, Ms McGowan will chat with students at an assembly before meeting staff at the school.

 “Since becoming the Federal Member for Indi, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting quite a few schools across the electorate and I’ve been impressed with every one of them,” Ms McGowan said.

“The students, who all take great pride in their schools, are receiving an excellent education delivered by dedicated teaching staff, and I expect to find the same at Kinglake.”

It’s not only the young ones Ms McGowan has been meeting, having opened the Corryong Men’s Shed and been a guest at the Wangaratta Men’s Shed. The Kinglake Men's Shed is also throwing open its doors to the public, who are welcome to drop by to check out the facility and also meet the local Federal member.

“I want to hear all about the Shed and how beneficial it has been for the members and the Kinglake community, as well as plans for the future,” she said.

 “I always receive a warm welcome and the hospitality is terrific. I expect there to be a great atmosphere at the Kinglake Men’s Shed, just like I’ve experienced at other Men’s Sheds in Indi.”

Ms McGowan said Men’s Sheds have been a successful initiative on many fronts, including men’s health, and she was pleased the Federal Government was a strong supporter.

Ms McGowan is also attending the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at St Peter’s Church in Kinglake from 5.30am onwards.

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