Coun­cil­lors’ Cor­ner

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We’ve come a long way since this area was first set­tled in the late 1820s but as we grow and progress, I’d like to en­sure our history, heritage, Indige­nous heritage and our strong sense of com­mu­nity re­main im­por­tant. This C y was formed by hard-work­ing and in­no­va­tive peo­ple, with many de­scen­dants of those ‘orig­i­nal’ fam­i­lies still liv­ing here. I re­cently dis­cov­ered a di­rect fam­ily link to the Spencer fam­ily, after which Spencer Road in Thorn­lie is named. This may ex­plain the con­nec­tion I’ve al­ways felt with this area. Th­ese found­ing fam­i­lies in­stilled pride and pas­sion for our com­mu­nity and I en­cour­age all res­i­dents, par­tic­u­larly those who are new to our coun­try, to con­tinue that pas­sion and join in lo­cal ac­tiv­i­ties, whether sport, art, so­cial or event-based. Our web­site is a terrific start­ing point. Our City is blessed to still have many his­toric build­ings. In fact, there is cur­rently a com­pe­ti­tion to find the most ‘beau­ti­ful old build­ings’ in the City of Gos­nells. En­tries are open un­til 1 De­cem­ber and the owner of the most pop­u­lar his­toric build­ing will win $2,000. See the City’s web­site for de­tails. I be­lieve our rich past has given us a solid foun­da­tion to build our com­mu­nity’s fu­ture, which I look for­ward to. And if you’re in­ter­ested in Coun­cil, or the de­ci­sions that could help shape our City’s fu­ture, you can now lis­ten to record­ings of Coun­cil meet­ings on the City’s web­site.

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