Ms RYALL (Ringwood) (17:29:35) — (13 628) My request is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and the action I seek is that he direct the revision of the lanes exiting onto Maroondah Highway from Heatherdale Road in Mitcham. Heatherdale Road is the border of the Maroondah and Whitehorse councils, and since the removal of the level crossing the load of traffic coming out of Heatherdale Road and turning right onto Maroondah Highway has significantly increased. That means that approximately five cars can get through on a cycle, but the extent of the wait time is very significant, particularly if there is someone coming across the road from Dampier Grove.
Ms RYALL — Congratulations to Eastwood Primary School and Deaf Facility on their successful twilight market. There was food galore, rides, produce and gifts, as well as music by Eastwood dad's band, and to top it off, perfect weather. Well done to the organising committee and all the volunteers who put in so much time to create a wonderful event.
Ms RYALL — Congratulations to the three local schools in my electorate who participated in the parliamentary schools debate last week. Ringwood Secondary College, Norwood Secondary College and Mullauna College competed for the annual Victorian shield for excellence in debating. With a variety of year 8, 9 and 10 students, all schools showed a high level of preparedness, enthusiasm and competence in debating — a fabulous effort by all. Well done to Mullauna College, who took home the shield for the sixth year in a row.
Ms RYALL (Ringwood) (09:58:39) — Congratulations to Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and parish on holding a fabulous day to celebrate their 50th anniversary — a day full of great food, rides and entertainment. It was a fantastic effort by the organising committee and volunteers, who made the day a fabulous success.
My adjournment request is to the Minister for Public Transport and the action I seek is for the Minister to ensure that regular school time bus services are provided so that students who live in and around Mitcham can take public transport directly to their school, Aquinas College.
Ms RYALL — Congratulations to Graeme and June Tindale on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary. There is so much to celebrate and so many memories to treasure at the time of this wonderful milestone. Congratulations to Robert and Joan Fuller on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary. What a wonderful milestone filled with treasured memories and so much to celebrate.