Victorian State Budget 19/20

Adjournment Legislative Assembly 30 April 2019   My adjournment matter is for the Treasurer, and the action I seek is an urgent response to a letter I sent dated 11 April 2019. On that day, I wrote to the Treasurer outlining the 2019 Sandringham district Victorian budget submission. In this submission, I highlight local projects…

Sandringham Hospital

Members Statement Legislative Assembly 21 March 2019   It will be my great pleasure next Thursday, 28 March, to attend the Sandringham Hospital’s annual Lunch by the Bay, hosted at the Sandringham Yacht Club. Over the past three years this now annual event has raised almost $70 000. It is hoped that funds raised through…

Sandringham District Netball Association

Constituency Question Legislative Assembly 20 March 2019   My constituency question is to the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events. Minister, what financial support will the state government provide for netball in the Sandringham district to ensure that participants can access facilities which adequately provide for increasing levels of involvement? Last week I was…

Mentone and Cheltenham Railway Stations

Adjournment Legislative Assembly 19 March 2019   I wish to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, who I note is at the table this evening. The action I seek is a written explanation as to why the government-appointed community reference groups for both the Mentone and Cheltenham level crossing…

Ava Wake

Members Statement Legislative Assembly 07 March 2019   Ava Wake had just turned two in April 2017 when her parents, Leanne and James, noticed something was wrong. Leanne is in the chamber today. Their little girl suddenly stopped sleeping, playing or walking and became inconsolable. After multiple medical appointments, Ava was diagnosed with stage 4…

Land Tax

Constituency Question Legislative Assembly 07 March 2019   My question is to the Treasurer. A Sandringham district resident, Jamie, is the director of a family company that owns a commercial property in Cheltenham. The property is currently being rented by a motor vehicle service group. The tax levied on this property has increased by over…

Kingston City Council

Adjournment Legislative Assembly 07 March 2019   My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Local Government in the other place. The action I seek is for the minister to confirm that Kingston City Council has complied with community consultation guidelines, specifically in relation to the council’s plan to plant trees along Beach Road between…

Sandringham and Frankston Train Lines

Constituency Question Legislative Assembly 06 March 2019   My question is to the Minister for Public Transport, and I ask: Exactly when will both the Sandringham and Frankston lines be shut down during the month of April, and can the minister guarantee that those who travel on these lines during this period will not be…

Government Performance

Matters of Public Importance Legislative Assembly 06 March 2019 I rise to speak on a matter of great importance to the Victorian community and in doing so wish to acknowledge the magnificent contributions—outstanding contributions, indeed—by my colleagues, the members for Ripon, Euroa, Forest Hill and Ferntree Gully. Economic security and fiscal responsibility are indeed matters…

Sandringham Electorate Schools

Members Statement Legislative Assembly 06 February 2019 I rise to draw the attention of the house to the urgent funding needs of both Sandringham College and Mentone Girls Secondary College in my electorate. During the course of the 2018 election campaign I was pleased to make financial commitments to both schools on behalf of the…