Monday, April 22, 2013

Federal Election 2013 - Rose Read Greens Candidate for Goldstein

Recently Rose Read was preselected as the the Greens Candidate for Goldstein in the upcoming Federal Election on September 14th.

Rose was a great candidate for Tucker ward in the recent Council elections and came close to being elected, coming a close fourth. She has extensive experience and understanding of our local communities and will be an excellent candidate as outlined in the details below.

Her expertise and input on Council's environment committee has been invaluable and I wish her all the best for the campaign-

Rose Read – Candidate for Goldstein
Mobile: 0409 132 338
Rose Read is an active community member and resident of Bentleigh. She is a representative on Council’s Environment Committee and works with local government and businesses across Melbourne to improve energy efficiency. She is also an experienced manager of services for children and families. Ms Read said ‘I love living in Bentleigh, where I raised my family and know the community well’. ‘We need a lively, engaged and healthy community for everyone,’ she said. She is standing as a Greens candidate for Council because she wants ‘to see a council that listens and works with community members to improve planning for people and the environment’. She is committed to ‘expanding childcare and kindergartens in the area; actively involving residents in neighbourhood planning and services; providing more open space, adventurous playgrounds and events for all ages; and ensuring better access to activities and services for older residents’.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Pavillion progress at Duncan Mckinnon Reserve

Recently along with other Councillors I was provided with an on-site tour of the construction site of our current major capital project - the new pavillion at Duncan Mckinnon. This is a $9.5 million project that will deliver wonderful new modern facilities to the literally thousands of local children and families who play sport at our busiest recreational facility. There will also be a reconfiguration of the carpark to allow for safer traffic movements.

As one who competed on the track from the mid-seventies to now seeing family members participating in the netball competitions there, it is especially pleasing to see this progress.

The photos above show the construction is well advanced-with completion on track for the end of March next year and I will post regular updates-