Marong Community Plan launch
A renewed Marong and Districts Community Plan will be launched by City of Greater Bendigo Deputy Mayor Cr Jennifer Alden at the Marong Family Fun Day on Saturday January 20.
The fun day will feature a pool party at the Marong swimming pool from 4pm – 6pm, followed by a community barbecue from 6pm – 7pm, then there will be a Bendigo Summer in the Parks free outdoor cinema screening of Despicable Me 3 at Malone Park from 7pm to 9pm.
Cr Alden said the plan was prepared by the Marong Community Action Group and the Marong Family Fun Day was the perfect event to launch the revised plan.
“Marong is a fast-growing area of Greater Bendigo and it is important to ensure it becomes a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds and interests can access the services and activities they need to live fulfilling lives,” Cr Alden said.
“The plan has been developed following a survey of the local community. Marong Community Action Group also provided other opportunities for community members to come together and have their say about what is important for the future development of Marong and nearby districts including Wilson’s Hill and Leichardt.
“It’s an important piece of work that features five key priority areas and a number of actions to achieve the priorities.
“Priorities for the community include valuing and protecting the natural environment and setting of Marong, maintaining and enhancing Marong’s liveability, building a connected and safe community, ensuring transport infrastructure meets the needs of the community and supporting the implementation of the Rural Communities Strategy.
“Marong’s goals are in line with those set for the whole municipality and will help to deliver on Council’s vision for Greater Bendigo to be the world’s most liveable community.
“I encourage all members of the Marong and District communities to come together for Marong Family Fun Day and the launch of the renewed community plan. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the company of others, learn more about the community plan and get involved in one or more of the action areas.”
Copies of the plan will be available at the launch from Marong Community Action Group members and from www.bendigo.vic.gov.au after the launch.