CoLocal | Members Statement

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (10:17): Recently I had the opportunity to meet with Sara Mitchell, the founder of CoLocal, to hear firsthand the important community initiatives that Sara and her team are working on in the Western Metropolitan Region. CoLocal has been advocating for many years for the 20-minute neighbourhood model, especially in the fast-growing and diverse outer metro areas like Wyndham. CoLocal aims to build capacity and share resources that allow our community to do more together, aligning a shared vision that creates a sense of belonging and pride and encouraging a supportive local economy. CoLocal are about joining the dots in the community. Since 2018 they have piloted and managed the Point Cook pop-up park to connect the heart of the community and to create a focal point to congregate, to get to know one another and to support local traders. I thank Sara for all her hard work and for her leadership and look forward to working with her to make our community a better place to live and work.