Scott outlines vision for engaged community
BRIAN Scott is keen to see more community participation in Division 5 but insists more encouragement and better facilities need to be provided.
His ideas have already met with a positive response from residents.
"I started five weeks ago delivering pamphlets and every day that I have been out I've had a phone call or an email about the suggestions I'm offering," the Division 5 candidate said.
"I am all about parks, roads and community events.
"The fishing competition for Father's Day at Cribb Park has been going for two years.
"The first year there was 150 people and the second year there was 250 people.
"It is growing each year. It just needs more encouragement. They could do the same over at Karalee and get even more participation."
Mr Scott said the Karalee Twin Rivers Junior Rugby League Club could do with some assistance.
"We could get a gymnasium and the park there fixed up," he said.
"Hundreds of kids go there and play football but there are no facilities there for them.
"Chuwar and Karalee have lots of parks but a park in Lansdowne Way consists of just a bench and a water fountain.
"Is that a park? A park for me is a place for a barbecue and for kids to have slides and swings. It is an area where people should be able to come and enjoy themselves."
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