THE Combined Bellarine Community Associations (CBCA), representing the voice of the nine community associations across the Bellarine, recently met with Regional Roads Victoria (RRV).
Newly appointed RRV chief operating officer Paul Northey spoke to the group about issues ranging from projects with peninsula-wide significance, such as the Drysdale Bypass, through to more local concerns.
The CBCA was able to raise concerns such as Barwon Heads traffic congestion, specific issues like Grubb Road and Orton Street/Presidents Avenue, the Portarlington-Queenscliff Road, Swan Bay Road, as well as the increasing problems caused by through traffic in Indented Head, Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale.
Breamlea’s Julie Riley, who chaired the meeting, noted that it was a fantastic opportunity to communicate local problems directly to Regional Roads Victoria.
As the state election approaches on November 24, the upcoming Meet the Candidates Forums will give Bellarine voters an opportunity to engage directly with candidates on issues which concern them. The CBCA is working with each community association to offer residents a series of events beginning in Point Lonsdale tomorrow (October 12), through to Ocean Grove on November 14.
Community forums across the Bellarine:
Point Lonsdale on October 12 at the school hall
Portarlington on October 25 at Parks Hall
Leopold on November 7 at Memorial Reserve
Drysdale on November 10 at SpringDale Centre,
Ocean Grove on November 14 at the Ocean
Grove Bowling Club
All forums except for Drysdale are at 7pm. The Drysdale/SpringDale forum is at 10.30am.