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Students in year nine at Warrnambool College are keenly awaiting the results of the city council election. Teacher Danny Finn said students in year 9A had been learning about the process, learning about each candidate and deciding who they would vote for. “We voted and we’ve come up with our own seven councillors and are now waiting to compare our results with actual votes when they’re released mid November,” Mr Finn said. “The students were really interested to know why the voting process wasn’t completed online so the results would be immediate. “They understood the fact that not everyone had access to the internet but they could be mailed out their voting ballot paper prior to the online voting so that the paper votes could be counted prior to the online votes.” Mr Finn said students were asked their opinion on the future of Flagstaff Hill. One suggestion was that it be used as another CBD while retaining its maritime village look. The students said the addition of accommodation on the site and free entry could help increase patronage and boost profits. Boat rides, a petting zoo, a large slide to be added to the lighthouse and a waterslide were some other suggestions. Mr Finn said the students were very keen to share their ideas and would like the opportunity to vote at a younger age. Flagstaff Hill’s future has been a hot topic during the election campaign. The campaign ended last Friday with postal ballots closing. Results won’t be known for more than two weeks.

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October 26 2020 – 11:00AM

Activate it: Some Warrnambool College students say Flagstaff Hill should be retained but brought to life.

Students in year nine at Warrnambool College are keenly awaiting the results of the city council election.

Teacher Danny Finn said students in year 9A had been learning about the process, learning about each candidate and deciding who they would vote for.

“We voted and we’ve come up with our own seven councillors and are now waiting to compare our results with actual votes when they’re released mid November,” Mr Finn said.

“The students were really interested to know why the voting process wasn’t completed online so the results would be immediate.

“They understood the fact that not everyone had access to the internet but they could be mailed out their voting ballot paper prior to the online voting so that the paper votes could be counted prior to the online votes.”

Mr Finn said students were asked their opinion on the future of Flagstaff Hill.

One suggestion was that it be used as another CBD while retaining its maritime village look.

The students said the addition of accommodation on the site and free entry could help increase patronage and boost profits.

Boat rides, a petting zoo, a large slide to be added to the lighthouse and a waterslide were some other suggestions. Mr Finn said the students were very keen to share their ideas and would like the opportunity to vote at a younger age.

Flagstaff Hill’s future has been a hot topic during the election campaign. The campaign ended last Friday with postal ballots closing. Results won’t be known for more than two weeks.

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