Around the Electorate

Address-in-Reply to Premier’s Statement – 12 February 2019

In my address-in-reply speech responding to the Premier's statement, I took the opportunity to state that the time has come of a train station in South Perth to be seriously considered and put back in the State Government's agenda. Click here for my media statement and Southern Gazette's coverag


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Position Statement on the City of South Perth Draft Activity Centre Plan and Proposed Town Planning Scheme Amendment No. 61

23 October 2018  POSITION STATEMENT City of South Perth Draft Activity Centre Plan and Proposed Town Planning Scheme Amendment No. 61 The City of South Perth Councillors will meet tonight to receive a briefing and consider a draft Activity Centre Plan (ACP) and Town Planning Scheme (TPS) Amendme


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Member for South Perth Calls for a Review of Bus Routes 30 and 31

On 13 September 2018, on behalf of a number of constituents who have raised the matter with me, I asked the Minister for Transport in Parliament if the Public Transport Authority would review the current bus routes serving Manning and surrounding areas to ensure they are efficient and effective goin


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The Member for South Perth Joins Call to Keep Point Peron Camp School Open and Affordable

On 16 August 2018, I raised a grievance in Parliament on behalf of parents and students at Como Secondary College (and Kensington Primary School) who are users of the Point Peron Camp School and are likely to be impacted by the McGowan Government’s decision to defund it. The full transcript of


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Launch of the Reds Volleyball Club

In April 2018, I was honoured to accept the request to be Patron of the newly launched Reds Volleyball Club, based at Aquinas College in Salter Point.  The Reds Volleyball Club is the second volleyball club in the electorate of South Perth. I was delighted to join over 100 people at Aquinas Col


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Opening of the John McGrath Pavilion and Hall – 1 March 2018

I am deeply honoured and humbled by the decision by the City of South Perth to name their new community facilities on Ernest Johnson Reserve the John McGrath Pavilion and John McGrath Hall. The Reserve, developed in the 1940s by the then-South Perth Road Board, has a rich history in South Perth a


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City of South Perth Volunteer of the Year 2017 Winners

On 5 December 2017, I attended the breakfast hosted by the City of South Perth to announce the winners of this year's Volunteer of the Year awards.  Congratulations to Patricia Pinkus, recipient of the 2017 City of South Perth Volunteer of the Year Award, and Samantha Chisholm, recipient of the Jun


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Opening of the McDougall Park Community Kindergarten Treehouse

I was pleased to be able to witness an outstanding community effort at McDougall Park Community Kindergarten in Como.  After receiving a $10,000 grant from Lotterywest, a group of parents decided to build a treehouse (by hand) to add to the kindergarten's play infrastructure.  It took them five m


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