Protecting our environment

As a parent and member of our local community, I take seriously the role we all have as custodians of our environment.   It is important we do all we can to secure a better future for our families and our nation. This includes action to address climate change and protect Australia’s wonderful natural assets.

Locally I have supported a number of  environmental initiatives including:

  • Delivering more than $900,000 in local environmental and landcare projects including Chandler Reserve, Willsmere Park, Yarra Flats, and other Parks along the Yarra River in Boroondara, Fairview Park in Hawthorn, the Koonung Creek Corridor, Winfield Park, Maranoa Gardens and Beckett Park in Balwyn and South Surrey Park in Surrey Hills
  • Helping local community organisations become energy sustainable with grants for solar panels.
  • Committing $2 million to protect and restore the Yarra River including $500,000 for the Yarra Riverkeeper.