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05 May 2023

City of Greater Geelong Leaves Armstrong Creek Library Behind as Funding Slashed for Staffing

Armstrong Creek, Mount Duneed, and, Charlemont residents are set to see a reduced-service library, as the City of Greater Geelong has failed to allocate funding for adequate staffing.

The library, once open, will be unable to provide essential services that other suburbs receive without such essential funding.

The Member for South Barwon, Darren Cheeseman MP, spoke in parliament about the alarming actions made by the City of Greater Geelong as they failed to allocate funding for staff. In expressing his concern for the local families of the South Barwon electorate, Darren states that without adequate staffing, it would be both inappropriate and a letdown for the community.   

Darren is calling on the City of Greater Geelong to not leave the Armstrong Creek Library behind and ensure that funding for adequate staffing is considered a priority in the council's 2023-2024 budget.

The lack of support for workers shown by the City of Greater Geelong is nothing new. Members of the community who may wish to support Darren’s campaign against the City of Greater Geelong can do so through his website.

Quotes attributable to the Member for South Barwon, Darren Cheeseman MP:

 “Armstrong Creek Library is very close to my heart, as it is an issue I’ve campaigned on. The City of Greater Geelong must provide appropriate staffing, anything else would be completely inadequate”