Electorate News and Issues

Box Hill needs a new master plan

Box Hill needs a new master plan

Central Box Hill urgently needs a new master plan if we are going to avoid it becoming a jungle of high rise towers and wind tunnels. Here's what I said about it in Parliament last ... Read More
Eram Park

Eram Park sewage treatment plant is on the nose

What has gone on with the Eram Park sewage treatment plant proposal is a disgrace. Here's what I said about it in Parliament last week: I raise with the Minister for Water the issue of ... Read More
Rail drain's flow-on effect

South Parade flooding needs to be fixed

Here's more about what happened after the Level Crossing Removal Authority “upgraded” the drainage as part of the Blackburn level crossing project - instead of flooding the station's pedestrian underpass, it's flooded residents' homes all ... Read More
Victorian crime increases 2017

Crime in Whitehorse up by 8.8%

Crime in Whitehorse is up by 8.8% over the past year. Across Victoria, since Daniel Andrews was elected, robbery has increased by 32.4%, sexual offences by 29.8%, home invasions by a massive 54.5%, assault by ... Read More
South Parade flooded

Residents flooded by bungled rail project

This was South Parade in Blackburn on Thursday evening, as residents were inundated with overflow from the Blackburn rail project's new drainage system. Backyards have been flooded, garages filled with water and driveways washed away, ... Read More
TAFE land being sold for high rise

Box Hill TAFE land being sold for high rise

The Andrews government and Box Hill TAFE are moving to sell off public land owned by the TAFE for even more high-rise towers in central Box Hill. The government is bypassing normal planning procedures, and ... Read More
Box Hill transport Interchange

Interchange report shuffled to yet another committee

After having one inquiry into the future of the Box Hill interchange, the Andrews government has now set up another inquiry to repeat the work of their first inquiry. Having an inquiry by a "Ministerial ... Read More
The Age - Battle for Box Hill

Box Hill needs a far-reaching new master plan – urgently

Central Box Hill has become unattractive and uninviting for many local residents, and the current surge of high rise proposals risks making it little more than a mess of towers and wind tunnels. There’s a ... Read More
Box Hill High School

Government orders enrolment cuts at Box Hill High School

What the Andrews government is doing to Box Hill High School is appalling. Box Hill High School is one of the most successful government schools in Victoria. Its outstanding gifted students program benefits not only ... Read More
Government should release interchange report

Government should release Box Hill Transport Interchange report

The State Government is refusing to release a long-awaited report into upgrading the Box Hill Transport Interchange. The report by a ministerial advisory group was handed to the Minister for Public Transport earlier this year, ... Read More
Koonung Secondary College

Call for help for Koonung Secondary College’s ageing facilities

Koonung Secondary College is a great school, but it is suffering badly from water leakage and drainage problems due to its ageing facilities. In Parliament last week, I called on the Minister for Education to ... Read More
Mont Albert Primary School centenary open day

Mont Albert Primary School hosts Centenary Open Day

Congratulations to all involved with MAPS Centenary 2017 on Mont Albert Primary School's Centenary Open Day. It was a wonderful day for past and current students, teachers and parents, with plenty of memorabilia, guided tours ... Read More