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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COVID-19 Restrictions in Sandringham

My constituency question is to the Minister for Health, and I ask: will the minister provide me with the chief health officer advice on which the Victorian Labor government bases its decision to maintain inequality between faith communities and hospitality venues? As of today, the maximum number of people permitted to attend a religious ceremony…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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