Happy, safe and connected kids

Mount Alexander Shire Council has adopted its inaugural strategy to guide the provision of Middle Years programs, services and partnership activities in the shire. 
Moving the motion to adopt the plan at last week’s council meeting Cr Max Lesser said the plan demonstrates council’s commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of children and families in our shire and follows on from the great work put into council’s Early Years Plan.
“The middle years is a tough gig as anyone who has kids would know. As the preamble to the report outlines the the middle years of childhood form a significant period of growth in a child’s life,” Cr Lesser said.
He said the majority of the plan was created before COVID-19 and will need to be modified to adapt to the current situation.
“I know I’ve found it tough. I like to get out and engage with the community and I can only imagine what it has been like for kids in this cohort 8-12 years,” he said. See the Mail for more. Out Now.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.