Mitchell pair pushing for federal funds

By McIvor Times

MITCHELL Shiremayor Bill Chisholm and advocacy and community services director Mary Agostino are in Canberra today to advocate for improved roads, mental health services and local jobs.

The pair will meet with politicians to discuss the shire’s top advocacy priorities.

Cr Chisholm said highlighting local needs was a key priority for the council.

“Improving our roads, mental health services and local jobs is key for us as a council, but we need help from the Federal Government. An investment from Federal Government would allow a project like the Watson Street-Hume Highway interchange to go ahead after State Government funding,” he said.

“I am really happy about being given the chance to head to the capital to discuss some of these issues with our politicians. We will continue to advocate strongly for our community to get the best outcomes for our community.

“Our shire continues to grow, and we need state and federal government support, so we can ensure the region is a great place to live for our residents new and old. We want to pro-actively respond to the growing pains in our shire.”