Suburban Rail Loop

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop, and the action that I seek is the immediate commissioning of a report that quantifies how much existing open and green space will be lost as a direct result of the Suburban Rail Loop development and how much open and green space will…

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Hampton Pier Closure

My constituency question is for the Minister for Fishing and Boating, and I ask: how much funding will be provided for the repair and ongoing maintenance of the Hampton Pier in this financial year? Across three separate parliamentary contributions, multiple articles of correspondence to three government ministers, including Parks Victoria as well, and 4112 petition…

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2020-2021 Budget Papers

I am delighted to take note of the Victorian budget, and in doing so I note that the Victorian Labor government’s budget is big on taxes and is big on borrowing, but in my view it is weak on hope. Members interjecting. It is weak on hope, and that is what our community needs at…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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#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…

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