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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Level Crossing Removal Project

Constituency Question Legislative Assembly 19 June 2019 My question is to the Minister for Transport Infrastructure. On the Level Crossing Removal Project website it states that ‘Feedback and ideas from the community will be presented at the Group’s meetings as designs are developed’. It further states ‘local traders and businesses to help shape the Project’.…

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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…

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Gas and Fuel Land, Highett

Members Statement Legislative Assembly 06 June 2019   It was only last week in this place that I conveyed the Sandringham district community’s great surprise and concern that the Minister for Planning decided to rezone the former Highett gas and fuel land as residential growth zone schedule 2. As noted, this will allow for the…

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Education Funding

Matters of Public Importance Legislative Assembly 05 June 2019   It is wonderful to rise in the chamber this afternoon to speak on this matter of public importance (MPI), and I do so acknowledging the presence in the gallery this afternoon of some young people, some young students. I am not entirely sure which school…

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