New voice in the Hills

Members Jen Fallaver, Stuart Leaver and Susie Fox-Mooney.
Members Jen Fallaver, Stuart Leaver and Susie Fox-Mooney.

Ten new committee members were elected as the association was officially re-formed.

Association president Stuart Leaver said the community had been pushing for the group to reform since July.

‘The community recognised the benefits of having an association. The re-forming came out of the train park upgrade,’ Mr Leaver said.

Mr Leaver said the Shire of Mundaring and local MP Frank Alban had encouraged the reformation.

‘It is important to communicate with the Mundaring Shire ” they didn’t have a point of contact with Glen Forrest until this,’ he said.

‘We represent the majority view of community to council and government so individuals don’t have to.’

Mr Leaver said the association would meet once a month, or when needed, and encouraged local residents to come to the meetings to have their say.

The group will start a prioritisation and planning process in the next few months, which will see community members present their concerns to the association and the committee will put them forward to the relevant authority.

Mr Leaver said the Glen Forrest association would team up with the Darlington Residents and Ratepayers Association and the Stoneville and Parkerville Residents and Ratepayers Association when necessary to deal with issues that affect the entire Hills area.

For more information, visit the Glen Forrest Residents and Ratepayers Association Facebook page.