Volunteers are the lifeblood of this community and I would like to thank all the people in this district who roll up their sleeves and donate their time.
Today marks the end of National Volunteer Week and I spent Friday morning with some of the wonderful volunteers at the Caroline Chisholm Celebrating Volunteers event.
I urge you all to follow their example and volunteer your time and expertise, whether it’s helping your local sporting club or becoming a youth mentor, every little bit helps make this community stronger.
Another highlight of the week was the GoTafe Recognition Luncheon, celebrating the achievement of outstanding students from 2014.
Throughout the week I met with representatives from organisations including the Community Fund Goulburn Valley, Goulburn Murray Water, Hume Region Homelessness Network, Parks Victoria and the Bangerang Cultural Centre.
Constituents raised issues surrounding alpine grazing, lowering the driving age, rising energy costs, WorkSafe, Ice, the lack of mental health services and duck shooting.
And of course the All Aboard Shepparton campaign continues to gather steam.
Visit the All Aboard Shepparton Facebook page to share your story.
And don’t forget to buy your ticket on the May 28 6.30am train to Melbourne to help us push the government to invest in a more frequent rail service for this region.