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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..

ANZAC Day

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..

Mentone Reserve

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Sport. The action I seek is for the minister to prioritise funding for the upgrade of Mentone Reserve, home of the St Bedes/Mentone Tigers Amateur Football Club and the Mentone Cricket Club, following the Andrews..

The Fallen

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — We are now less than two weeks from marking the centenary of Anzac on Saturday, 25 April — a truly significant occasion when as a nation we will reflect on the sacrifices of our men and women during World War I. Across our communities, local..

Melbourne Metro Rail Project

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Public Transport. The action I seek is for the minister to prioritise investment in the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel. Melbourne Metro rail includes two 9-kilometre underground rail tunnels that will transform Melbourne’s public transport system…

Former Government Performance – Matter of Public Importance

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — It gives me great pleasure to rise to speak on this matter of public importance. Reflecting on the past leads us to the future. It is worth noting that a number of new members have come into this chamber and reflected on their..

Edithvale Primary School

Mr RICHARDSON — Last week I attended the Edithvale Primary School fete, along with hundreds of local residents. The fete was an absolute success with substantial support from the local school community, community groups, organisations and businesses. I congratulate the school’s principal, Denise Webster, and assistant principal,..

Chelsea Heights Community Centre

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — Over the weekend I stopped by the Chelsea Heights Community Centre open day, which showcased the services and programs on offer. The open day was action-packed with kinder programs, fitness and dancing classes, cooking demonstrations and sporting activities, along with displays and stalls…

Chelsea Football Club

Mr RICHARDSON — Recently I also had the opportunity to stop by the Chelsea Football Club to hear about its future plans and the season ahead. The club recently acquired the services of Brent Guerra, a former Hawthorn premiership player, and it is looking towards success after..

Edithvale Aspendale Sporting Club

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — Recently I attended the season launch of the Edithvale Aspendale Sporting Club, which was hosted by former Hawthorn premiership player Robert DiPierdomenico. It was a tremendous fundraiser at the Rossdale Golf Club, which was well attended by over 200 people. I congratulate the committee,..

Chelsea Kindergarten

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Families and Children. The action I seek is that the minister meet with staff from Chelsea Kindergarten to discuss ongoing challenges with funding for four-year-old kindergarten hours. Prior to the last election it was a..

Parktone Primary School

Mr RICHARDSON — I would like to reflect on my visit to Parktone Primary School in Parkdale and pay tribute to principal George Danson and the students and teachers. Not long ago this school was on its knees, with just 120 students. The student population is now 500 strong…

Aspendale Primary School

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I recently had the opportunity to attend the Aspendale Primary School student leadership ceremony, which was a wonderful event. I pay tribute to Tom and Lauren, the student leaders. In my conversation with Karen, Tom’s mum, and his grandmother, Evie, they expressed utter..

Mordialloc Electorate Ambulance Services

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Ambulance Services, and the action I seek is for the minister to meet with local paramedics from the Chelsea, Mordialloc and Moorabbin ambulance divisions to hear about the challenges they are facing in the region..