John Leo relates good news story of the local member engaging ‘resident power’

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Co-owner of NSW villages The Arbour in Berry and Wivenhoe Village in Camden [both in development], John Leo tells the interesting story where the local member for Berry, Garath Ward, hosted a bus load of The Arbour residents on a tour of Parliament House, ensuring that they bumped into the Minister for Resources and Energy, Chris Hartcher. The residents made a forceful case for villages with embedded electricity networks to receive electricity rebates plus regional relocation grants. They succeeded.
John now also sits on the Retirement Living Council, representing smaller operators.
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