QUESTIONS should be answered as to why more than 700 seniors are waiting on support to live independently in their own homes across the Loddon Mallee region.
Journalist Emma D’Agostino this week wrote that the number of applicants waiting on Home Care Packages at the end of June was almost three times the number of packages released in the region that quarter.
Read more about the situation for some of the seniors in our community, here.
And did you know the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas lists about 180 fauna species as vulnerable to critically endangered in central Victoria?
Journalist Adam Holmes spoke with some conversation groups, who say greater funding, monitoring and recovery plans are needed to stop the gradual decline in native species in the region.
You can read more about what they had to say, here.
If you want to know what folks across our region are keen to hear about from the candidates, make sure you follow the Addy’s Your Town, Your Voice series – our readers are raising some valid concerns about issues that affect them.
Let’s hope their candidates are listening.
Have a great week,
Nicole Ferrie, editor