AXEDALE will continue to strengthen its community ties with a unique new initiative next month.
The Axedale: Our Town, Our Future committee will host a community senate to build local relationships and networks. The senate will also share ideas and look at strategic opportunities that will help improve Axedale.
Our Town, Our Future president Yvonne Wrigglesworth said there were a number of impressive committees and groups in Axedale that didn't have much of a dialogue.
The senate will bring the groups together and look at putting ideas and initiatives into action.
"There are a lot of special interest areas in the town and we want to do more than talk," Ms Wrigglesworth said.
"This is our first (senate) meeting and the major themes will be what are Axedale's opportunities to work together."
Ms Wrigglesworth said the senate would also discuss what the town can do to help small businesses grow and strategies that haven't been looked at as a group.
"We hope to become a more collaborative community," she said.
Ms Wrigglesworth said she didn't know of any other towns that had developed a local senate.
"We see a lot of people that really lead in the community," Ms Wrigglesworth said.
"This event will help people come together to make something happen."
The Axedale: Our Town, Our Future committee was formed about 10 years ago and since then has taken on projects including new playgrounds and public toilets for Axedale parks and rejuvenating the Axedale River Reserve.
"It's great to see how much energy people still have," Ms Wrigglesworth said. "There are a lot of great ideas out there and we want to bring them together to see if we can make them a reality."
The Axedale Community Senate will meet at the Axedale Recreation Reserve (Golf Club) Clubrooms at 1pm on May 25. There is a $10 fee that includes afternoon tea. To register or for more information visit www.axedalevictoria.net