Next generation

Kaye Swanton (former Castlemaine City Councillor), Castlemaine

How wonderful to see such a large interest in the upcoming council elections (Castlemaine Mail Sept 25). It reminds us that in these strange and unique times, community is at the forefront of our desire to connect and build social cohesion. 
It’s particularly exciting to see such a large and varied field of candidates in the Castlemaine Ward. It foreshadows well a sense that the next generation of candidates is emerging. 
I’ve always believed that each generation has a right to help shape the nature of their community-from social policy, to housing and
economic policy, environment and infrastructure.
When we cast our votes, we have a very real opportunity to shape the future of Mount Alexander Shire, to ensure that the new council reflects the rich diversity that is now synonymous with Castlemaine and surrounding communities.

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.