Getting it done: Monash Upgrade underway

Works on the Andrews Labor Government’s Monash Freeway Upgrade will begin this week to ease congestion and improve travel times. The much needed project will include 44 kilometres of improvements, 30 kilometres of new lanes, create 400 new jobs and construction will be completed in..

Local students rise to the challenge

Each and every year our extraordinary local schools step up and read more books than ever before as part of the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. I was delighted to be joined by the former Premier John Brumby to congratulate students at both Kilberry Valley Primary School..

Our diverse community speaks up

I had the great pleasure of hosting a community forum for local multicultural groups with the new Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission, Helen Kapalos. It was a fantastic opportunity for local multicultural community groups to raise any concerns they had and ask Helen about..

$400 Million Monash Freeway Fix

I was delighted to be joined by the Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan to announce that we are investing $400 million to upgrade the Monash Freeway. The Monash Freeway will be widened from four to five lanes each way between the..

$1.4 million boost for Bridgewater Kindergarten

I am delighted to announce that Bridgewater Family and Community Centre will receive$1.4 million as part the Andrew’s Labor Government’s Interface Growth Fund. This much needed funding will be used to create new spaces for kindergarten and maternal and child health services. Construction will start..

Narre Warren South P-12 says NO to family violence

I joined with students, staff and members of the local community to officially unveil NarreWarren South P-12 College’s Say NO to Family Violence campaign banner. The school community held a moving ceremony, full of wonderful musical performances and extraordinary speakers to ensure we continue to..

Casey Central East Primary School to open in 2017

This morning I joined with the Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino to announce that Casey Central East Primary School will open for the start of the 2017 school year. We committed to build this much needed new school in 2009, but..

Kicking goals for a good cause

The outstanding Hampton Park and Cranbourne Football and Netball Clubs joined our Say NO to Family Violence awareness campaign on the weekend. Both clubs dedicated their Round 16 football matches to the campaign and unveiled their very own Say NO to Family Violence campaign banner…


I was thrilled to officially launch our Say NO to Family violence awareness campaign with the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson at Kambrya College. We were joined at the launch by the school community and local community organisations who are also..

Hampton Park Tennis Club to serve it up

I was delighted to share some great news with the Hampton Park Tennis Club earlier today. They have received a $3,000 VicHealth Active Club Grant to purchase new racquets and nets for their tennis courts. I was very impressed with some of the shots their..

Narre Warren Cranbourne Road Upgrade Complete

Recently I joined with the Minister for Roads, Luke Donnellan MP and local residents Albert Middleton and Julie Johnson earlier to officially open the $49 million upgrade of Narre Warren Cranbourne Road, six months ahead of schedule. The upgrade includes three lanes in each direction..

$5 Million reasons to celebrate

Hampton Park Primary School has $5 million reasons to celebrate thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s very first State Budget. The school has received $5 million to upgrade their administrative facilities, toilets and staff facilities, plus art, library and computer rooms and also build a..


The Hampton Park Junior Football Club is set to don new uniforms after receiving a $1,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government. As part of the Sporting Uniform Grants Program, the club will be able to replace their old kits with new uniforms, including team..

Andrews Labor Government to expand Casey Hospital

The Andrews Labor Government has put the health of local families first by providing $106.3 million for the long awaited and much needed expansion of Casey Hospital. The expansion will include a new inpatient tower, four new operating theatres, a new surgery recovery centre and..


Students at Berwick Fields Primary School can now build their ECO Cubby, a fabulous new fun place to study the environment. The Andrews Labor Government’s State Budget provided $100,000 to build a new ECO cubby at Berwick Fields Primary School making the students plans a reality…

Berwick Fields embarks on Reading Challenge

Recently I joined with students from Berwick Fields Primary School in their amazing Bamboozled Library to launch the Premiers Reading Challenge. Each and every year students from across my electorate, including hundreds from Berwick Fields Primary School read countless books throughout the Challenge. Reading to..

Call for an Avenue of Honour

In Parliament I asked the Minister for Roads to include the planting of an avenue of honour along Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road as part of the ongoing upgrade works. The upgrade of Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road, a major road linking our two communities and with sweeping views of..

Berwick Trade Careers Centre now open

I joined with the Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert MP and Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan MP to open the $26 million trades training facility at Chisholm Institute’s Berwick Campus today. I worked closely with the previous Labor Government and Chisholm,..