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…

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…

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…

Sandringham Train Line Graffiti Clean Up

Adjournment Legislative Assembly 05 June 2019   My adjournment matter is for the Premier. The action that I seek is for the Premier to urgently respond to the constituency question I asked him on 28 May in this place and confirm for the Sandringham district community that graffiti along the Sandringham line will be cleaned…

2019/20 Victorian State Budget Reply

Budget Reply Legislative Assembly 4 June 2019 It is a pleasure to rise to address the Victorian budget of 2019–20. It would have been more of a pleasure if the state Labor government, the Andrews Labor government, actually delivered what I was hoping they would deliver for the people of the Sandringham district. I did…

Rezoning of the Gas and Fuel Land

Members Statement Legislative Assembly 29 May 2019   To the great surprise and concern of my community, on 23 March the Minister for Planning rezoned the former Highett gas and fuel land as residential growth zone schedule 2. This will allow for the immediate construction of 26-metre-high, nine-storey residential apartment blocks. With 70 per cent…

Sandringham Train Line Graffiti

Constituency Question Legislative Assembly 28 May 2019   My constituency question is for the Premier, and I reference my letter to him dated 6 May 2019. I therefore ask: will the Premier commit to the immediate removal of graffiti along the Sandringham train line, including along private property and fences abutting the line, with priority…

Southern Basketball Association

Members Statement Legislative Assembly 01 May 2019   I was recently pleased to write to the Treasurer and convey for his consideration the 2019 Sandringham district budget submission. It is my role and responsibility to ensure that residents, community groups, schools and sporting clubs in the Sandringham district are adequately supported in their work by…

Gas and Fuel Land, Highett

Constituency Question Legislative Assembly 01 May 2019   My constituency question is to the Minister for Planning. Will the minister advise my community of when he intends to release his decision regarding future use of the former gas and fuel land on Nepean Highway, Highett; and further, will the minister please arrange a briefing for…

Sri Lanka

Condolence Motion Legislative Assembly 30 April 2019   One of the most basic tenets of any civilised modern society is respect for the freedom of all people to peacefully assemble and worship according to the customs and traditions of their faith. This is enshrined in article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political…