By now you will have received your voting papers for the Local Government Elections. Local governments make many decisions that affect our communities and Council encourages you to take the opportunity to vote. It is vital that your views are taken into consideration as part of this decision-making process. By voting, you can help influence what sort of place your community will be. Voting also provides you with an opportunity to elect a person you believe can make the best contribution to your community. It’s about your future so vote for the representatives you want. Talk to other people you know and encourage them to vote too. Polls close 10am, Tuesday 28 October 2014. If you believe you are eligible to vote and haven’t received your voting papers please contact Bronie at the Council Office 6491 0200.
The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre will be visiting Railton between 9.30am and 3.00pm on Thursday 23 October (opposite the Railton Hotel). This specialist vehicle offers a wide range of face to face and self service assistance for rural families, older Australians, students, job seekers, people with disability, carers, farmers and self-employed people. Experienced specialist staff travel with the Mobile Service Centre and provide friendly information and support. Staff can assist with Centrelink, Medicare, Australian Hearing and Child Support payment and service option. They are specialists in rural servicing and live and work in the communities they serve. If the assistance you’re after is not available, arrangements will be made for someone from the relevant organization to contact you. For more information, go to humanservices.gov.au and search for Mobile Service Centre or call 132 316.
Gerald Monson, General Manager