Committee 4 Rochester’s Graeme Robertson sits down with the Campaspe News to tell us what C4R has been doing and its future plans.ELAINE COONEY February 5, 2014 4:26am
Graeme Robertson has been appointed to help facilitate the needs of the Rochester community in the new Committee 4 Rochester.
Can you tell us about your career before the Committee 4 Rochester?
I commenced my working life as a secondary school teacher and then moved into various school support roles. When I retired I was an assistant regional director in the Loddon Mallee Region of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. My main responsibilities in recent years were around resources, school facilities, emergency management and transport.
How did you come to be project officer for the Committee 4 Rochester?
I saw the role advertised not long after I had retired from full-time work. I had worked with the schools in Rochester and knew that it was a friendly community and that I would enjoy the role. I had developed a strong interest in the sustainability of rural communities in my previous work and thought this would be a good opportunity to help a community to work towards stronger sustainability.
What are your views on the town?
I had always thought of Rochester as a neat and friendly town servicing the surrounding community. Since spending more time here, I can say my original impressions were right, but now I can say it is a lot more than that. It’s a very friendly community with many people who are keen to advance the town. Rochester has lots of assets that you don’t know about unless you get to know the town, the river, the lovely buildings, the sporting facilities
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