Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, will launch her 2017 Listening Post program this week at Strathfieldsaye IGA.
Over the next few months Ms Chesters plans on holding 12 Listening Posts across the Bendigo electorate and 50 over the year.
"The Bendigo regional electorate is a larger electorate stretching from Elmore to Macedon. It's not easy for everyone - particularly people living in small towns - to get to the Bendigo electorate office in Bendigo. So, I will come to you.
"I find that there are lots of people wanting to meet up with me for a wide range of reasons.
"Some people want to introduce themselves, others have an idea or a proposal they want to share, while some want to sound out how I can help them in a particular situation.
"Holding Listening Posts outside regular business hours on Saturdays and after school/ work provides constituents with an alternative opportunity to meet with me and in past years have been very successful.
"It’s been great to meet so many people in my electorate. It helps me in my job as the representative of central Victoria.”
Ms Chesters also reminds residents that they can organise a meeting with her or a member of her team at any time.
"Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me anytime, either at my office on the corner of Williamson and Myers Streets, by telephone on 5443 9055 or by email at [email protected]”
Listening Post Schedule:
Strathfieldsaye IGA 22-Feb 3 - 5pm
Epsom Woolworths 23-Feb 3.30 - 5.30pm
Strathvillage IGA 24-Feb 3.30 -5.30pm
Woodend Coles 4-Mar 10 – 12noon
Coles Bendigo (Central) 9-Mar 3.30 - 5.30pm
Kangaroo Flat IGA 10-Mar 10 – 12noon
Maiden Gully Post Office 16-Mar 3 – 5pm
Kyneton Woolworths 17-Mar 3 – 5pm
Eaglehawk IGA 25-Mar 10 – 12noon
Long Gully IGA 25-Mar 12.30 - 2.30pm
Maldon, High St 1-Apr 10 – 12noon
Castlemaine IGA 2-Apr 11 – 1pm