What is your connection to Moorabool?

 

I had been living in the inner west of Melbourne and decided to move out of the city. Bacchus Marsh had a rural feel to it and was convenient for work and to the city.

 

How long have you lived in the area?

 

I have lived in Bacchus Marsh for 25 years.

 

What are you passionate about?

 

My family I am most passionate about. I want to make sure that they have a good start in life.

 

What is your role in the Bacchus Marsh Men’s Shed?

 

I joined the Bacchus Marsh Men’s shed in 2013 and I am the president at the moment. We are renovating the old stables, in partnership with the Bacchus Marsh community college, to be a workshop for the men’s shed and a classroom for the college.

 

Tell me about your other involvement in the community?

 

My involvement in the community is mostly with the men’s shed. We have done different projects around Bacchus Marsh, painted the playhouse at Darley Neighbourhood House, helped the RSL, made planter boxes for the flower show last year and repaired old bicycles and donated them to the hospital shop.

 

What is the best thing about living in Moorabool?

It still feels like a rural town and is close to Melbourne.

 

If you could change anything about the area, what would it be?

 

Another road across the freeway to relieve traffic on Gisborne Road and a bypass for vehicles going between Geelong and Bendigo.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

 

I worked as a maintenance fitter for Victoria Railways for nearly 30 years and enjoyed the job, but I have no interest in trains whatsoever. People hear I worked for the railways and straight away think that I am interested in trains.