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HAVE YOUR SAY, MOORABOOL
Moorabool Shire Council is excited to announce the launch
of Have Your Say, a new community engagement initiative
to allow the community to engage online. The website,
haveyoursaymoorabool.com.au is now live and available for
you to access.
Have Your Say is an exciting initiative of the Moorabool
Shire Council Community Engagement Project. It will allow
community members to have their say on important issues,
projects and programs affecting Moorabool communities in a
convenient and efficient way.
Council is committed to providing a broad range of
opportunities for individuals to participate in community
Moorabool Shire acknowledges the invaluable input that
members of the community have to provide and are
committed to providing multiple opportunities to do so.
Have Your Say differs from traditional methods of
community engagement, and provides an alternative means
for community members to contribute and communicate in
a variety of ways.
Have Your Say will enable community members to keep up
to date with what's happening within the Shire, and will give
the opportunity to contribute to the process.
Chief Executive Officer, Rob Croxford said "this has proved a
valuable opportunity for many communities to communicate
with their local councils in many parts of Australia and
overseas. It's a more immediate, socially accessible method
that can be accessed any time, from anywhere."
"It's important to note that the site will be monitored and
updated regularly; the subjects will change and the opportunity
to participate will vary, so I urge residents to keep checking
back to see what's new. It won't be a static site, as the business
of council and the community is not static."
"Have your Say doesn't replace the other methods of
communicating with Council; it is another option. People with
access to a computer shouldn't feel the other methods have
been discounted in their importance."
How does it work? Go to: haveyoursaymoorabool.com.
au, subscribe to the site by entering a few details and have
You can have your say by participating in online forums, fill out
a survey, or complete a quick poll.
Join the online community and tell us what you think about
current projects, programs and other activities being delivered
by Council. The projects we put up for comment will change
every week or two, so it's important to keep coming back for
For more information on Have Your Say contact
the Council's Community Engagement Team on
WATER BOTTLES PROMOTE
HEALTHY MINDS, BODIES
Children who attend their 3.5 year old checks at their
Maternal and Child Health Centre this, and next, year will
now receive a BPA-free water bottle in addition to the Let's
Read packs provided by Moorabool Shire Council and the
Rotary Club of Bacchus Marsh.
The bottles have been included to encourage healthy minds,
bodies and teeth, through drinking water instead of sugar
Moorabool Mayor Cr Pat Griffin said "The bottles are also
a good resource for parents to use when their child attends
kindergarten, as our Moorabool Shire kindergartens and
childcare centres also encourage children to drink water as
part of a healthy lifestyle."
"Dental Health Services Victoria data 2010 shows that around
33% of children under 5 years present with dental caries. We
know that good lifelong habits start early, and dental health
can impact upon general health and wellbeing."
"Good brushing habits, along with drinking water can assist
with improved dental health."
Jacob Robertson with his mother Lucija
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