Noel Harvey 26 March 2019

Published on 25 March 2019

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It is very easy to identify the things in our community that we find disappointing, concerning or frustrating.  The Central Goldfields Shire community has had plenty of bad press in recent years and as a result we begin to believe that everything is wrong or disappointing.

As an outsider coming to work in this place only about 15 months ago, I believe that this community has a sense of spirit and pride that I have not come across anywhere else.

There are many people, businesses and organisations who contribute to the community is so many positive ways.  I have been privileged to chair the Go Goldfields collaborative table, which brings together a wide range of people and organisations committed to creating change and improving the lives of people who live here.

Everyone has a part to play in changing the way we think and talk about this great community.  Those who talk it down or only focus on the negatives are part of the problem.  Together, lets stand up and be proud of who we are, acknowledge the challenges, but be proud and positive.

Its not easy, but it is the only way to achieve the immense potential of the Central Goldfields Shire community. We must all be part of what we want to be.