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Maroondah Highway - Heatherdale Road, Mitcham

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.

 

Sage Hotel Ringwood

Ms RYALL — Congratulations on the official opening of Sage Hotel Ringwood. With a fantastic location in the heart of our alfresco dining and shopping at Eastland, Sage Hotel Ringwood has created fabulous employment opportunities for so many locals.

Eastwood Primary School and Deaf Facility

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.

Red Cross Mitcham Branch

Ms RYALL — Congratulations to our fabulous Mitcham Red Cross team, who knitted Trauma Teddies for kids in emergency circumstances. It was wonderful to meet the women who do so much for others and dedicate their time to comfort children who are sick. Our community really appreciates all that you do.

Parliamentary Schools Debate 2017

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.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

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.

Adjournment- Bus Routes to Aquinas College

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.

60th Wedding Anniversaries

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.

Norwood Blacks Netball Team

Ms RYALL — Congratulations to the Norwood Blacks netball team on their premiership season. Winning the grand final against Fairpark Netball Club 35-29 is a very sweet victory and one hard earned. It is fabulous to see the women in our community achieving great things. Well done.

Mitcham Thunder Basketball Club

Ms RYALL — Congratulations to Mitcham Thunder Basketball Club, which have celebrated their first birthday after a huge year of very hard work. It is great to see the club succeed so much within the first year with 13 teams, many of which won their division's grand final.