Suburban Rail Loop Consultation

My constituency question is to the Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop, and I ask: will the minister provide me with a detailed account of the Victorian Labor government’s engagement with Highett, Cheltenham and Pennydale residents prior to announcing the commencement of the Suburban Rail Loop at the Sir William Fry Reserve? In a press…

Suburban Rail Loop

My constituency question is for the Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop, and I ask: when will the minister offer precise, substantive and helpful responses to the now 32 questions I have conveyed to her on behalf of residents regarding the impact of the Suburban Rail Loop on our community? On Monday, 16 November, following…

Bayside Community Emergency Relief

I commend the outstanding work of Bayside Community Emergency Relief, which was first formed as a Facebook group on 1 January this year to assist with bushfire recovery efforts. Now incorporated, with a local membership of some 6300, BCER has played an indispensable role in providing urgent support for our community affected by the first and…

St Patricks Parish Primary School

I am thrilled to announce that $1.7 million has been secured for St Patrick’s Parish Primary School in Mentone, being a state government coinvestment towards their $3.4 million classroom and learning space development. One of my first acts as the member for Sandringham was to advocate on behalf of St Patrick’s to seek coinvestment funding…

#ShopLocal Christmas Competition

Earlier this week I launched my first ‘shop local’ Christmas competition. This competition is all about injecting confidence and cash back into local shopping strips. As prizes, I have personally purchased fifty $50 gift vouchers to be spent at local businesses this Christmas. Every dollar in prize money goes straight back into the tills of…

2020-2021 Sandringham District Budget Submission

Dear Treasurer Over the course of the next fortnight, you will finalise preparations for the delivery of Victoria’s 2020/2021 State Budget. This budget will have defining implications for our State’s future. Its focus must remain on healing and strengthening local Victorian communities which have been decimated by our State’s prolonged shutdown. On behalf of the…