Lisa Chesters opens new office

 OPENING: Lisa Chesters with Eaglehawk North Primary School students Benjamin Williams, Hannah Ilsley, Gemma Saari amd Elliot Wellard who assisted with the opening. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

OPENING: Lisa Chesters with Eaglehawk North Primary School students Benjamin Williams, Hannah Ilsley, Gemma Saari amd Elliot Wellard who assisted with the opening. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

COMMUNITY leaders and school children gathered at Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters' Myers Street office this morning to commemorate new renovations.

Ms Chesters said renovations were undertaken to provide the office with wheelchair accessibility, to ensure people with disabilities could visit it.

"We requested a refurbishment to ensure everybody had access to their local member," Ms Chesters said.

"The office is there to support individuals and community organisations."

The office was officially opened by Eaglehawk North Primary School student leaders Benjamin Williams, Elliot Wellard, Gemma Saari and Hannah Ilsey.

The children's names were engraved into a plaque, which will hang on a wall of the office from now on.

Ms Chesters is also encouraging local artists to display their artwork on her white walls, to add colour to the space and increase their exposure.

"We remodelled (the office) to make it an inclusive and inviting space to break the stereotype of MP offices and parliament being a fortress," she said.

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