Beach Road Bay Trail Project

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Roads. The action I seek is for the minister to immediately and permanently halt the narrowing of Beach Road that commenced this week. Since I was elected as the member for Sandringham I have received consistent representations from members of the Sandringham district expressing their concern over…

Bayside Citizenship Ceremony Address

Brighton Town Hall Wednesday, 25 September 2019   Your Worship, Mayor Heffernan, State parliamentary colleagues, Bayside councillors, citizenship candidates, families and friends. Yes, tonight I address you as a civic leader. Perhaps more importantly I address you as the son of migrant parents. My late father, Leslie Thomas Rowswell, was born in the United Kingdom…

Homelessness

Matters of Public Importance   I rise to address this matter of public importance. In doing so I wish to recall some words that I used in my maiden speech contribution in this place in December of last year where I said that, in my view, at its heart public service—the job of members of…

Gas and Fuel Land, Highett

Adjournment Legislative Assembly 20 June 2019 My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Planning, and the action I seek is for the minister to meet with Highett residents who will be directly impacted by the Andrews Labor government’s decision to re-zone the former gas and fuel land for private high-rise, high-density development so that…

Sandringham Graffiti Clean-Up

Members Statement More than three weeks prior to the beginning of the Sandringham line closure on 21 May I wrote to the Premier and six senior statutory office-holders. I sought assurances that this Labor government, its contractors and its agencies would use this rare opportunity to safely access the railway line and clean up graffiti…

Maiden Speech

MAIDEN SPEECH 19 DECEMBER 2018 Introduction I rise this evening for the first time in this place and, in doing so, wish to firstly remember those who have served our nation in conflict and in war. One hundred years ago just last month, we remembered the events of 11 November 1918, when four years of…

Thursday 25 September 2018 Pedestrian crossing and new traffic lights for Tulip Street and Bluff Road intersection

Daniel Andrews has lost control of congestion and failed to get ahead of vital road infrastructure to stop our local suburbs choking with traffic. That’s why an elected Liberal Nationals Government will invest $1.5 million to upgrade the intersection of Tulip Street and Bluff Road in Sandringham by installing traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing.…