Kilmore

New guide to create community connection in Kilmore

10 May 2018


Community and business leaders in Kilmore will have the chance to contribute to a new publication which will help residents discover all that is great about Kilmore.

Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan hit on the idea for the guide after many conversations with local traders and community groups.

“Business owners and community leaders in Kilmore often tell me how hard it is for new residents to find and connect with them,” Ms Ryan said.

“Because of this people go out of town to shop or to join a community group.

“Not only does this mean that money isn’t being spent locally, it means residents are travelling to Melbourne, which is increasingly stressful and expensive.

The guide, which will be distributed to new residents and through cafes and public outlets, will be developed in a photo and blog-style format.

“This is not a list or a database,” Ms Ryan said.

“It’s a guide that will tell stories of locals and get to the heart of why they do what they do.

“It is my hope that the guide will inspire people to get involved in the local community.”

From the artistic to the technical, the guide will showcase everyday people who are developing and revitalising Kilmore.

Local writer and photojournalist Vanessa Wiltshire will conduct interviews and take photos of nominated businesses and community groups during the second half of May and throughout June. She will also write and develop the guide.

To nominate your business or community group, or to find out more information, please contact vanessa.wiltshire@parliament.vic.gov.au.

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