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Central Bayside Community Health Services

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — It was a pleasure to join the Minister for Health recently at Central Bayside Community Health Services, where we announced funding for eight dental chairs, new and upgraded sterilising equipment and an X-ray machine. A real highlight for me was to join..

Applications Open for Boating Safety and Facility Grants

This week applications opened for the Victorian Government’s $8 million 2015-16 Boating Safety and Facilities Program (BSFP). Victorian boating groups, local councils and other community organisations across the City of Kingston are encouraged to apply for grants to improve local boating facilities and waterway safety…

A win for City of Kingston Emergency Services Volunteers

Emergency services volunteer groups in the City of Kingston will share in $12.5 million to purchase much-needed equipment as part of the 2015-16 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). The VESEP grants will fund operational equipment, such as trucks, tankers, watercraft, trailers and minor facility..

Kingston Level Crossings

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Public Transport. The action I seek is for the minister to continue to consult and consider the needs of the City of Kingston in preparing for the removal of seven dangerous railway crossings within..

Indian Independence Day

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — Recently I attended in Cheltenham the Australia India Society of Victoria’s celebration for the 69th anniversary of India’s independence. Indian Independence Day is a significant occasion for the Indian community here in Australia and for the more than 1 billion people in India…

Federal Emergency Relief Funding

Mr RICHARDSON — We have another campaign on our doorstep now. It is about the federal government’s decision to cut vital emergency relief funding to some community services not only in my electorate but across Victoria. Emergency relief funding is vital for vulnerable families — people doing..

Federal Health Funding

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — Recently I raised in Parliament a matter for the Minister for Health regarding the federal government’s decision to cut funding for those suffering from inborn errors of metabolism, which provides vital assistance by supporting individuals suffering from rare genetic disorders and their..

Edithvale Aspendale Sporting Club

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — Over the weekend I had the opportunity to join the Edithvale Aspendale Sporting Club at an important fundraiser to support Yarrabah School, which is an exceptional example of a school catering to the needs of children with intellectual, physical and multiple disabilities..

Chelsea State Emergency Service Unit

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Emergency Services. The action I seek is for the minister to visit the Chelsea unit of the State Emergency Service (SES) to discuss its long-term needs and future plans to support our local community…

ACE Body Corporate Management

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — Recently I had the opportunity to celebrate the incredible journey of Ace Body Corporate Management over the past two decades and pay tribute to its founder, Stephen Raff, his wife, Binnie Raff, and the dedicated team who have served over the years…

Yarrabah School

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is for the minister to visit Yarrabah School in Aspendale to understand its future needs and discuss how the school community can progress to a master plan process..

National Volunteer Week

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — Recently I had the opportunity to attend a volunteer appreciation event as part of National Volunteer Week. The event took place in Chelsea and recognised the important contributions of our volunteer organisations from the likes of the Edithvale Country Fire Authority, the..

Kingston Green Wedge

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — Tonight I raise a matter for the Minister for Planning. The action I seek is for the minister to prioritise the protection of the Kingston green wedge for the betterment of our community and future generations. Green wedges are an important element..

$1000 Awarded to the Edithvale Lifesaving Club

Tim Richardson today announced that the Edithvale Lifesaving Club will receive $1,000 as part of grants made available to help local sporting clubs. These funds are part of the Sporting Uniform Grants Program 2014-15 which aims to give clubs the opportunity to replace old uniforms..


Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — This year 25 April marked the centenary of Anzac, and the occasion was commemorated in a number of ceremonies not only across the country but also overseas. I wish to take this moment to reflect on the moving services that occurred locally in..

$1.5 Billion to Get Started on Melbourne Metro Rail Project

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $1.5 billion to cover all anticipated planning, design and significant early works ahead of major construction of the Melbourne Metro Rail Project in 2018. This injection of funds provided in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget will allow the Melbourne Metro..