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Hume Pride Autumn 2020

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14 Aitken Ward Meadow Valley Ward Councillor updates Cr Geoff Porter 0400 091 567 @ GeoffP@hume.vic.gov.au From classes and workshops to social groups and activities for all ages and interests – there are so many ways you can get involved in Hume Libraries! If you love to read or want to read more, I encourage you to participate in the Autumn Book Binge! This State Library Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria intiative invites readers to complete challenges to go in the running to win monthly prizes. Pick up an Autumn Book Binge brochure at your local Hume library or visit humelibraries.vic.gov.au to find out more. Cr Karen Sherry 0484 240 973 @ KarenSh@hume.vic.gov.au My dog Gemma, like most dogs, loves to go for walks and make friends in our parks and off-leash areas. It is great that we can enjoy these activities with our pets, but they come with responsibilities. As dog owners, it is our responsibility to keep our streets, parks and reserves free from dog poo. Failing to pick up after your dog is considered littering and could result in an on-the-spot fine – so make sure you always take bags with you or use the ones in our dog parks. Cr Jana Taylor 0484 118 483 @ JanaT@hume.vic.gov.au I am proud that Meadowlink Linear Park, which officially opened in July 2019, has received the Planning Institute of Australia's inaugural Healthy Active by Design Award for Victoria. The project will be considered for the National Awards, scheudled to be announced at the Planning Congress 2020 in May. Concept design and design development are complete for stage two of Meadowlink, which will provide walking and cycling infrastructure along Railway Crescent to connect Broadmeadows Railway Station to the park. Find out more at hume.vic.gov.au/meadowlink Cr Joseph Haweil 0484 602 340 @ JosephH@hume.vic.gov.au As a frequent user of Mickleham Road, I know how frustrating it is when traffic is brought to a standstill in peak times. It is not good enough that a road that services one of our fastest-growing communities has not changed since it was constructed. My fellow Councillors and I continue to passionately advocate to the Victorian Government for the duplication of Mickleham Road – and you can help us too. Find out more at hume.vic.gov.au/ humeadvocates Cr Jodi Jackson 0484 124 092 @ JodiJ@hume.vic.gov.au I would like to extend a warm welcome to our 2020 Enviro Champions. These members of the community have shown a great passion for making Hume City a cleaner, greener and more sustainable place to live. I look forward to hearing more about their projects as their training progresses. I am proud to see that many previous Enviro Champions' projects are ongoing – you can read about them at hume. vic.gov.au/envirochampions Cr Drew Jessop, OAM 0412 085 624 @ DrewJ@hume.vic.gov.au Do you have a memory or photo that you think captures Hume City's past? It has been 25 years since Hume City Council was formed, and we are seeking contributions from residents that will help us look back on our shared history. If you have something you would like to share, let us know by emailing contactus@ hume.vic.gov.au, calling 9205 2200 or using #Hume25Years on social media. Cr Carly Moore 0484 114 228 @ CarlyM@hume.vic.gov.au Hume City welcomes people from all over the world. Many of thse people have fled war-torn countries as asylum seekers and refugees. Refugee Week, Sunday 14 to Saturday 20 June, is an opportunity for Hume City to further welcome and celebrate these members of its community. Council plans to host a range of events to help celebrate Refugee Week and you can find updates and further details by following facebook.com/humecitycouncil Mayor Cr Naim Kurt 0484 602 352 @ NaimK@hume.vic.gov.au As a member of the Hume Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group, I have been working with our Council to strengthen our relations with our Indigenous community. As part of these actions, Council will be acknowledging National Reconciliation Week, held from 27 May to 3 June. Our Council proudly acknowledges the traditional owners of the land, the Ganung-Willam-Balluk of the Wurundjeri. A range of activities is planned for National Reconciliation Week to strengthen this knowledge and I encourage our residents to take part. Details will be available at hume.vic.gov.au/ upcomingevents Deputy Mayor

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