Campaign Aims to Bring Community Together

Published on 01 May 2020

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The community’s ability to adapt and support each other through these unprecedented times will be the focus of Council’s new ‘Looking out for Moyne’ campaign, launching today.

Moyne Shire Mayor, Cr Daniel Meade, said the campaign was aimed at bringing the community together and will highlight the many positive stories from across the Shire.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions required to contain the virus have changed how we live,” Cr Meade said.

“Through these difficult times, there have been many inspirational examples of communities and businesses adapting to the situation, which we’re excited to share as we look towards future recovery.

“From local businesses adapting their operating models, to meal donations for health workers or people who have lost their jobs, through to innovative ways to stay connected, there are some great stories out there.

“The ‘Looking out for Moyne’ message stems from the idea of looking out for our mates, and will be broadened to capture various sectors of our communities.

“For example, under ‘Looking out for our Businesses’, Council will profile businesses that are still open for business, those that have adapted or been innovative, as well as those that are doing it tough and that we should all rally around and support.

The campaign will also promote support initiatives and programs available to the community and local businesses.

“Council have developed a range of initiatives to assist rate payers, local businesses and the wider community,” Cr Meade said.

“We also want to help people connect with support measures available through the State and Federal governments.”

The community are also encouraged to get involved in the campaign.

“This campaign is about celebrating the great Shire of Moyne through this difficult time,” Cr Meade said

“We would love the community to get involved and send in stories and photos from the community showing some of the great positivity and resilience being shown.”

The ‘Looking out for Moyne’ Campaign will launch on Council’s social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) and the community can contribute through the hashtag #LookingoutforMoyne or by emailing Moyne@Moyne.vic.gov.au.