This month we speak to Grasslands Ward Councillor, Lucinda Congreve. Cr Congreve is passionate about our growing community and keen to ensure Brimbank is a family-friendly place to live.
You can contact Cr Congreve on CrCongreve@brimbank.vic.gov.au or 0428 887 195.
(Pictured: Cr Lucinda Congreve)
“Our growing community is really important to me. As a Councillor I want Brimbank families to have good access to community services, along with family friendly spaces, transport, infrastructure and public safety.
“Recently, we launched a new Maternal and Child Health mobile bus service. This new outreach service will provide greater access to these much needed services. I’m really thrilled to see projects like these up and running because anything that makes accessing services easier for new mums is really important.
“Living in one of the fastest growing areas in Victoria, it’s great to see improved access and availability to facilities and services across Brimbank.
“In my role as a Councillor I’m very lucky to be invited to many community events.
“Recently I attended the official opening of the new Ardeer Reserve pavilion. This new and modern building now supports female participation in sport. It’s so important as a Council that we encourage and advocate for more investment in sports facilities and particularly for our women.
“In early April, I helped celebrate the first birthday of the Keilor Community Hub. Since opening, the hub has really become an integral and valued community asset. It was great to meet many of our local community members and see them embrace this wonderful facility.
“As an active member of the community, I sincerely thank the community for the opportunity to be involved in these events and celebrations, and I look forward to helping make Brimbank even more liveable for the community.
"At the April Council meeting I also advocated strongly for the removal of level crossings on the Melton rail line because of traffic and safety concerns.
“We want grade separations on Robinsons Road and Station Roads in Deer Park and Fitzgerald Road in Sunshine West. These crossings are not on the State Government list and I want to know why. We will be inviting to local MPS and state ministers to come and see the impacts for themselves.
“The waiting times are absolutely ridiculous and I fear it is only a matter of time before we see a serious accident as a result of the disruption and impact on the local community.
"At the meeting I also requested a report to come to the next Council meeting to provide options for live streaming of Council meetings.
“It’s time for Council to look seriously at how we improve transparency and provide greater access to decision making."
Cr Lucinda Congreve