A forum will allow groups to give updates on their Mary Valley renewal projects.
A forum will allow groups to give updates on their Mary Valley renewal projects. Contributed

Forum to discuss Mary revamp

PEOPLE from Conondale to Dagun have been invited to a community forum this Thursday to give a status report on renewal projects in the Mary Valley.

The forum will be held at the Kandanga Bowls Club and individuals, groups and organisations who have projects operating in the valley will give a status report on their activities.

“We are always looking for new innovative ideas for the valley too,” Mary Valley Renewal Team spokesperson Glenda Pickersgill said.

“The Mary Valley community and economic action plan helped us to focus on ways to improve our communities and our environment.

“Now we want to share the progress that is happening in the Mary Valley and keep moving forward by more conversations.”

“Come along and find out how you can get more involved with existing projects, or work with others on new ideas that are important to rebuilding the communities of the Mary Valley, and protecting our special environment.”

The community forum follows on from the round of consultation earlier this year when international community builder Peter Kenyon hosted conversations to get valley residents thinking about their future.

Information and updates on projects will be fed into the Mary Valley Community and Economic Plan and the updated version will be available on the website www.maryvalleyrenewal.org

Ms Pickersgill said this forum was the first of several to be held at six-monthly intervals to maintain the momentum and interest in rebuilding the Mary Valley community and economy.

Encouraging diverse sustainable agriculture is the top priority , followed by branding the valley, showcasing the environment, river access, developing a retirement place for farmers, and securing the region as a food bowl for the south-east corner of the state.

The doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start at the Kandanga Bowls Club, and dinner is available by calling Julie Worth on 0438 843 195 or the Kandanga Bowling Club on 5484 3253.

Inquiries can be made to Glenda Pickersgill on 0411 443 589 or Marie Hensley on 0408 708 803 or email maryvalleyrenewal@gmail.com

Gympie Times


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