At five million people, and growing at 2,700 people a week, Melbourne is jam packed.
Melbourne’s west has received the majority of this growth, with Tarneit increasing by 3,270 people (9%) in just one year between 2016 – 2017. Truganina increased by 2,975 people (11.9%). Sunbury continues to grow reaching 40,000 people in 2017. An increase of 18% in just 10 years.
Unplanned, unmanaged population growth is killing Melbourne's liveability. If we don’t take action now Melbourne will go from the world’s most liveable city to an urban claustrophobia.
Family Violence Safety Notices
When it comes to police dealing with family violence and protecting victims, every minute counts.
That’s why a Liberal Nationals Government will introduce legislation allowing attending police to enforce an immediate intervention order in cases of family violence, without losing critical time seeking an interim order.
Every Victorian deserves to be safe and feel safe while using public transport.
That’s why a Liberal Nationals Government will expand the successful Protective Services Officers (PSOs) program to include the deployment of 100 additional Transit PSOs to a new dayshift roster at up to 20 railway stations identified as daytime crime hotspots.
Today the Liberal Nationals are announcing the beginning of a revolution for families with autism with one of the largest single investments in autism support, totalling more than $50 million over four years, should the Liberal Nationals be elected to government in November.
As part of this revolution, the Liberal Nationals will implement a 7 point plan of practical and hands-on support for children with autism and their families.
An elected Liberal Nationals Government will rebuild Norwood Secondary College, starting with a $15 million commitment to stage-one of a two-stage redevelopment.
A Labor Government has presided over Victoria for 15 of the past 19 years. In that time, Norwood has not received any funding for upgrades to its outdated classrooms and learning spaces.
My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport. Why is there no seating and shelter at bay 4 at Mitcham train station and bus interchange for the 738 bus? This bus goes to Knox, and many disabled and elderly people choose to travel to Knox from Mitcham station. They are forced to go to other shelters and other areas to get out of the rain and even to have a seat, which means they have got to rush and they find it very difficult to get to the bus that they need to take. I ask on behalf of my constituents what the reason is or why in fact there is no shelter or bus seat there.
My adjournment request is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. The action I seek is for the resurfacing of Mitcham Road between Whitehorse Road and Springfield Road to address the state of disrepair of the road.
$72,000 facelift for Nunawading Tennis Club
An elected Liberal Nationals Government will contribute $72,000 to court resurfacing at Nunawading Tennis Club.
Nunawading Tennis Club has been a much-loved part of the local community for more than 50 years. In the beginning, the club hired two courts for play. Today it has a multi-purpose pavilion and seven en-tout-cas courts.
Family violence strangulation laws
There is no single solution to something as complex as family violence but stronger sentencing laws will put offenders behind bars for longer and send a strong message of zero tolerance.
That’s why a Liberal Nationals Government will legislate to amend the Crimes Act to make non-fatal strangulation, choking and suffocation in a domestic setting a criminal offence punishable by up to 10 years jail.
My adjournment request is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. The action I seek is a full road safety review of Warrandyte Road in the vicinity of the Ringwood North shops, in particular along Warrandyte Road between Lockhart Road and after the roundabout as well. This specifically relates to road congestion in the area that is mounting and becoming gridlocked during peak hours. But it is also gridlocked during school drop-off and pick-up times. With the Andrews government's policy of increasing housing density, together with population increases, there are more vehicles and pedestrians on and around the roads than ever before. Residents are reporting that they see near misses from cars speeding through the pedestrian crossings when travelling north and south between Oban Road and Wonga Road. They also report that with the current speed limit residents struggle to get out of the streets and off Warrandyte Road due to heavy traffic.