We asked Councillor Libro Mustica the following:
1. What is your connection to Moira?
I'm a long-term resident of Moira Shire, having spent the majority of my life in the area. After arriving in Cobram from Italy at the age of 10, I worked hard as a builder and eventually started my business while raising a family. I never lost sight of the importance of my community and its prosperity.
2. What do you think is the greatest strength of the Moira Community?
The Moira Shire community possesses the local knowledge, passion and perspective to create community cohesion and resilience as well as real and lasting change. The entire Moira community works together as a united group to create a more stable, strong and productive local economy. There's great power in numbers and our cohesive approach to growth is one of our strongest qualities.
3. What made you decide to run for Council?
I've always been passionate about my community's strong and thriving future. I've spent my life working hard to help our community grow by building new homes, providing employment opportunities and eventually becoming a councillor. The past four years gave me the opportunity to do more for the area than ever before, and now I want to continue carrying on those efforts for the future.
4. What do you hope to achieve in your term as a Moira Shire Councillor?
I am proud to say that we've been able to achieve some tremendous goals over my past four years as Councillor and Mayor, but there is still a lot more we can do. There will be a strong focus on improving services and infrastructure, which will create new job opportunities and help attract greater tourism back into our beautiful part of the world.
5. What is your favourite thing to do in Moira?
I appreciate all the little things our community has to offer and it's those small everyday moments that bring me the most joy. Being part of a community that is truly there for one another has always been a major reason I've loved living here. Even something as simple as spending time with my family and friends at one another's houses or down by the river is enough to make anyone love living in Moira.