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Out on the hustings

On 18 June I enjoyed another great day out in Kooyong! I started the morning at the Boroondara Farmers Market before holding listening posts in Kew, Kew East and Mont Albert North where I had the opportunity to engage with local residents. This afternoon I visited the Kew Hockey Club at Elgar Park and caught up with the Brumbies team for their pre-match rev-up! It was great to catch-up with Club stalwart David Clancy at Hawthorn Amateur Football Club at the Rathmines Road Reserve for the Club's game against Glen Iris. 

Boroondara Netball Association

On 17 June, I announced a re-elected Turnbull Government will deliver $25,000 to the Boroondara Netball Association to upgrade courts at Macleay Park in North Balwyn. BNA’s membership consists of over 3500 players, coaches, umpires and administrators. It was terrific to catch up with players from the grade 2 year level for their medal presentation.

Delivering $20,000 to establish a new Men's Shed in North Balwyn

The Men’s Shed initiative encourages community and friendship. Men’s Sheds improve men’s health and wellbeing by delivering spaces for community members to meet, share, and work on interesting projects. On 17 June, I delivered a $20,000 cheque to the North Balwyn Rotary Club to establish a new local Men’s Shed as part of the Government’s Stronger Communities Program.

Supporting Alzheimer's Australia

I joined community members living with dementia and family carers at Alzheimer’s Australia on 17 June. There are an estimated 350,000 Australians living with dementia. I valued meeting with these families to discuss the services and support provided to those with early onset dementia, and to discuss Government initiatives including in medical research and improving dementia care. 

PADSIP at Auburn High School

On 17 June, I was delighted to launch PADSIP – Auburn High School’s Positive Ageing Digital Storytelling Intergenerational Project. Led by social worker Mark Silver, PADSIP is an important community engagement project pairing students with older community members. Each student and community member interact over 13 weeks, learn from one another, and produce a short video on their interactions based on the theme ‘aspirations and meeting life’s challenges’.

Lighter Footprints environment forum

The Turnbull Government has in place a series of strong and effective environmental policies designed to reduce carbon emissions and increase the take up of renewable energy. This includes a $1 billion clean energy innovation fund and another $1 billion fund to preserve the health of the Great Barrier Reef. On 16 June, I debated Labor’s Environment spokesperson, Mark Butler, and Greens Senator Janet Rice, at an environment policy election forum. The forum was hosted by local environment group, Lighter Footprints, and was attended by more than 500 community members. After the panel discussion, which was hosted by Rod Quantock, I joined other candidates for election in Kooyong Marg D'Arcy and Helen McLeod to take questions on environmental issues.

Visit to Kew Greek Senior Citizens Club

It was great to catch up with President Con Kolevos and members of the Kew Greek Senior Citizens Club on 16 June and to address club members about some of the great initiatives that we are introducing locally including committing $100,000 to solar panels.  Some of this money will be allocated to install panels at the Kew Senior Citizens Centre where the club meets. It was great to visit the group and a good opportunity for me to brush up on my Greek which I used in my introduction.

Visit to Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre

It was great to visit Shima and her team at the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre on 16 June and to meet young local families and their children enjoying the Centre's new play equipment. The purchase of the toys as well as new chairs for the Centre was made possible by funding from the Government's Stronger Communities Program. In Kooyong many local community organisations received SCP grants which were matched dollar for dollar. $150,000 has been allocated for both Rounds 1 and 2.

$500,000 new Kooyong local environment plan

I’m committed to preserving the environment and our local gardens and parkland. On 15 June, Environment Minister Greg Hunt and I announced our strong local environment plan – $400,000 in new Kooyong Green Army projects to restore our local parks and rivers, and $100,000 for solar panels for community groups. The Turnbull Government is halving Australia’s emissions, investing in renewable energy and delivering for our local communities.  You can read more about our plan for the environment here

Opening the Woodside Energy Innovation Centre at Monash University

On 15 June, I participated in the official opening of the Woodside Energy Innovation Centre at Monash University. Woodside’s generous donation of $10 million will help Monash University work closely with industry, boosting Australia’s competitiveness and delivering the jobs of the future. For example, the Centre recently used 3D printing to produce a critical component for one of Woodside’s gas facilities off the Western Australian coast.  Julia Banks, the Liberal candidate for Chisholm, and I toured the Centre, speaking to the researchers and seeing the advanced equipment first hand.  

Visiting the Woodside Energy Innovation Centre at Monash University with Julia Banks

Unveiling the Centre’s commemorative plaque with, from left to right, Monash University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner, Woodside Energy Senior Vice President Strategy Science and Technology, Shaun Gregory, and the University’s Chancellor, Simon McKeon.


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