I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Water, and the action I seek is that a meeting be convened between Melbourne Water, the City of Moonee Valley and the Maribyrnong Park Football Club, otherwise known as the Marby Lions, who play at Maribyrnong Park, to discuss options to improve the playing surface of the oval at Maribyrnong Park.
I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Sport, and I ask: what is the latest information about providing funding for the Chris Lane memorial Little League field at Boeing Reserve in Strathmore?
I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Families and Children in the other place, and I ask: what is the latest information about providing 15 hours of four-year-old kinder for the culturally and linguistically diverse community in the state district of Essendon beyond the expiry of the current national partnership agreement?
The action I seek is for the Essendon Fish Protection Society & Anglers Club to meet with the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) to discuss the Maribyrnong River native fish revival project.
We have invested in our schools and brought back funding to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. We are investing in building the critical infrastructure that is required to ensure that regardless of where people live they can take a secure job in the CBD if they choose to do so.
I was delighted to join the minister recently at an announcement of the waterways of the west action plan, which is looking at improving the waterways of both Moonee Ponds Creek and the Maribyrnong River.
I think that if there was a capacity to operate a workshop, that would provide a really good opportunity for senior Victorians but also newly arrived migrants in my community.
What a big four years it has been in the state district of Essendon. We have rezoned and we have rebuilt Strathmore Secondary College, we are rebuilding and refurbishing Strathmore Primary School, we have rezoned Strathmore North Primary School, we have put seven new car parks at Strathmore station and we are funding the redevelopment of Essendon Primary School, including the foundation centre.
I have spoken with David Landgren from the Essendon Hockey Club, and he would welcome the opportunity to discuss what role the club can play as a potential site for schoolchildren and students to be able to utilise during the course of the school day.
Access to open space in my electorate is vital for the health of my constituents, and we know that access to our waterways plays an important part in promoting positive physical and mental health.
Strathmore Primary School is a wonderful local school. It has been progressively upgraded over the course of this term of Parliament, and I think the students would welcome having a competition-grade gym built as part of that redevelopment.
That is why the government's GROW program, which enables migrants and people from a disadvantaged background to obtain a career in the transport and construction industries, is so important.
After Chris passed, his baseball community and friends put a petition together for a ground in his honour, the first little league ground in Australia. Chris loved baseball, but it wasn't all about the game.
Recently the Minister for Public Transport announced that the Buckley Street level crossing will be removed by early October.
It was wonderful recently to represent the Minister for Agriculture when the government announced $815 000 in funding to install 30 new fish habitat havens and have an additional 300 000 estuary perch fingerlings stocked in the mighty Maribyrnong River.
I was delighted to host a series of morning teas in my electorate for a number of my local environmental groups recently. The conversation flowed, and there were some fantastic ideas and suggestions on how we can improve the livability in our community as well as improve our parks, gardens and waterways.
I direct my adjournment debate to the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is for a meeting to be convened between me and the coordinator-general in her department to discuss employment opportunities for African-Australians on a number of the major projects of the department.
The Cross Keys Reserve, Essendon, is a well-utilised piece of public open space. It is well frequented by locals as well as a number of sporting codes, and the ability to look at improving the quality of local infrastructure would be well received by my community, as well as ensuring that there is appropriate lighting on the facility.