Congratulations to the Ringwood Saints Baseball Club on their 50th anniversary. Ringwood Saints is a fabulous family club, with baseball enjoyed by all ages in our community. This was well demonstrated at their recent birthday celebrations, with every age group present. The Saints have six senior teams and numerous junior sides, as well as T‑ball, and they attract both women and men as well as boys and girls to their exciting sport. I wish the club all the best for the next 50 years, and may it go from strength to strength.
Congratulations to Mountview Uniting Church in Mitcham on its 50th anniversary. It was fabulous to join the congregation and Reverend Byrne on Sunday for their celebration service with the Maroondah Singers. I am grateful for the Mountview Uniting Church and their faithful Christian service to our local community.
Melbourne East Netball Association (MENA) held their annual MENA Pink Day this month. It was pink galore, with pink clothes, pink hair and pink socks. The wonderful volunteers at MENA put on a cupcake stall to raise just over $1100 — an absolutely extraordinary result. Congratulations to all involved for supporting Breast Cancer Network Australia.
Ms RYALL — Congratulations to Maroondah Singers on their 50th anniversary celebrations. Maroondah Singers came together in the Mountview church building at the same time as the church was established 50 years ago. As a community choir the Maroondah Singers are going from strength to strength with their wonderful voices and performances. I wish them well for their next 50 years of performances.
Ms RYALL — The matter I raise is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. The action I seek is for an urgent review of the intersection of Maroondah Highway, Heatherdale Road and Dampier Grove on the border of Mitcham and Ringwood to ensure the following: increased pedestrian crossing time from north to south across Maroondah Highway, as currently there is insufficient time to complete the crossing in the time allowed; red and green turning arrows for cars exiting Heatherdale Road and turning right onto Maroondah Highway; red and green turning arrows for cars exiting Dampier Grove and turning left into Maroondah Highway; and flashing pedestrian warning signs. There also needs to be an opportunity for cars to do a U‑turn on Maroondah Highway between New Street, Ringwood, and the Heatherdale Road and Dampier Grove intersection.
Congratulations to Antonio Park Primary School on yet again another fantastic fete. It was a huge attendance as always, with this year's theme of Where's Wally. No-one had any trouble finding Wally; he was everywhere. Congratulations to all involved, including the committee, teachers and volunteers, who worked tirelessly to make sure the event was a great success, with great food, great entertainment and great fun.
Heatherdale Preschool recently celebrated its 65th anniversary. This preschool has made an indelible mark on our community and on the huge number of lives it has provided a foundation for over 65 years. Congratulations to the president and the committee, both past and present, as well as all staff and volunteers who have taken the preschool from strength to strength.
The Nunawading Lions Club recently celebrated International Women's Day, holding a fabulous fundraising event in Mitcham for The Babes Project, an organisation that does incredibly important work in supporting and empowering women facing pregnancy and motherhood alone. The night was a huge success, raising $3000, with many soft toys and first teddies donated. My thanks go to the president, the committee and those who organised the event. To know that each of you have supported The Babes Project's incredible volunteer work at such a critical time of a woman's and newborn's life is so satisfying. I know that the women who receive that support are so very grateful.
Ms RYALL— A big shout-out to our local Chinese community, who celebrated the Lunar New Year — the Year of the Dog — with a spectacular showcase of Chinese culture, fabulous food and activities at Box Hill. Well done to the Asian Business Association of Whitehorse and all volunteers.
Ms RYALL - My constituency question is to the Minister for Public Transport. The land opposite the Heatherdale railway station in Heatherdale Road, where so many have to park to catch the train, is currently for sale. If the minister does not buy the land, where will these people park?