Lowood moves closer to progress association
THE people of Lowood are moving closer to the formation of a new community group after a well-attended meeting in town last week.
Local organiser Kim Rutherford said Federal MP Shayne Neumann, Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann and councillors were on hand with 25 community members to give support to the concept.
"They were supportive of our endeavours to establish a community group not unlike a 'progress association', although our first decision is to introduce a name that identifies our objective with a 2014 freshness," she said.
"Mr Neumann gave encouraging words about the viability of a community group, strength in numbers giving us power to advocate and agitate the authorities to make progress.
"The decision to form a committee with office bearers will be made at the next meeting."
Ms Rutherford said a think tank got together a week before this meeting to define what their agenda.
"Present were myself, Col McNamara, Jeff Hewitt, Alley Rutherford, Cr Otis Ogg and Amy Stockwell," she said.
"Together we kicked off the organising of the community meeting."
The meeting to form a committee will be held Wednesday, February 12 from 7-9pm in the CWA hall on Main St.