I would like to take this opportunity to wish all residents of East Gippsland a merry Christmas and happy New Year.
The festive season an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends and create many great memories. It is also a great time to recharge the batteries and what better place to do it in than East Gippsland.
However you choose to spend your holiday season, whether it be boating on the Gippsland Lakes, fishing off Lakes Entrance, Marlo or Mallacoota, camping in our National Parks or heading to one of our many beautiful mountain regions like Omeo or the Snowy River region, please remain vigilant and safe, especially when you are on the roads or waterways.
It is also worth remembering, this time of year can bring sadness to some through loneliness, loss of a loved one during the year or another reason. If you have someone close who may be going through this, try and spare them some time.
As Christmas brings with it an array of shopping needs, I also encourage everyone to shop locally to support our local traders and economy.
This region is full of those who are proud and passionate about where they live and the issues that are important to them. I look forward to working with the entire East Gippsland community in 2017.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016