#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…

Mentone Life Saving Club

Mentone Life Saving Club on 22 October 1920 came into being. There was no clubhouse, no lifesaving equipment and no trained members. John Delves lent a boatshed to give a presence on the Mentone Beach, and Mr Dave Moreland was tasked with training 12 new members. One hundred years on, there are now more than 1100 members, making Mentone…

Catherine Kirby: 2020 Joan Kirner Award

Catherine Kirby, a local Sandringham mother, educator and champion, is the deserving recipient of the 2020 Joan Kirner Award. The Parents Victoria award recognises the outstanding contributions made by parents to the life of their local school communities. Be it driving buses, assisting with school productions or simply getting things done around Sandringham College, Catherine…

Small Business Support

My constituency question is for the Minister for Small Business in the other place, and on behalf of local businesses and residents I ask: when will the minister respond to the 16 unanswered letters which I have written to her on behalf of small business operators since 20 July this year? Now, in a desperate attempt to…

Hampton Pier

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Fishing and Boating and I ask: can the minister confirm for my community when the Hampton Pier will be repaired to a standard that permits its reopening for community use? It was more than four months ago that the many moorers, recreational fishers and pedestrian patrons of…