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Why community and connection are so important

Steph Ryan MP

This magazine throws a spotlight on the stories of more than 50 community groups and businesses, and over 110 people in Kilmore.

I’d like to thank each and every person who gave their time to share their stories.

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Why community and connection are so important

Updated: Oct 7, 2018

From Steph Ryan MP

This magazine throws a spotlight on the stories of more than 50 community groups and businesses, and over 110 people in Kilmore. I’d like to thank each and every person who gave their time to share their stories.

Steph Ryan MP, photo Christine Walters

The idea for this magazine came about through my conversations with local business owners. If we want people who are new to town to support our great local businesses, we first need them to feel part of our local community

As the stories in this magazine show, Kilmore is already revitalising.

One of the great privileges of my job is meeting the people who are driving positive change and contributing so much of their own time to make our communities better places to live.

As Kilmore residents, you know your town and what it needs.

Supported by business and government, a community can achieve some pretty wonderful things. Kilmore already has so much to offer and I am here to support the community as it continues to grow.

So many of you have shared your passion for this town and its resources and the stories in this magazine are a glimpse at some of the exciting things happening.

If you’ve got an idea, give it a go! Start small, start slowly. Things develop over time and sometimes they may not even go to plan.

Let’s work to keep the wonderful sense of community that has defined Kilmore for so many years.

This is just a small number of the fabulous stories to be told in Kilmore.

Everyone has something to say, everyone has a voice. It has been a privilege listening to and documenting your stories. Thank you for being willing to share them with the wider community.

I am particularly grateful to Vanessa Wiltshire who, when presented with my crazy idea didn’t hesitate to take it on and has worked so hard to turn it into a reality.


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