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Keep Melbourne liveable

For too long, big property developers have had too much influence over the planning of our city.

We deserve a city that’s planned and built for people, not big property developers.

My wins for a liveable Melbourne include:

  • Defeating the terrible East West toll road which would have seen thousands more cars poured onto local streets in inner Melbourne and destroyed Royal Park.
  • Fighting to protect Melbourne’s heritage – such as saving Federation Square from an Apple mega-store, and saving Campbell Arcade from demolition. Unfortunately though, we’ve lost many heritage buildings and are still fighting to save several more.
  • Successfully campaigning to get big donations (over $4210) banned from state politics (but there’s a lot more to do).
  • Protected Melbourne’s heritage, especially against dodgy developers, by supporting tougher legislation which penalises developers who illegally destroy heritage buildings.
  • Opposed the dodgy privatisation of the Port of Melbourne, which unfortunately eventually passed with Labor and the Liberals working together.
  • Won $1.3 million for an upgrade of Racecourse Road, for better safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and all road users

I’m fighting for:

  • Mandated affordable housing in all new property developments
  • More affordable, sustainable and community led housing
  • Increased sustainability of all new urban development, including solar panels or green roofs on new apartment buildings above three storeys
  • Restoring the rights of the community in local decision making, including VCAT, to stop developers gaming the system
  • Protected local parks, green spaces, and heritage.
  • Public transport brought back into public hands, so that it runs for the public good, not private profit
  • No more toll roads
  • Upgrades to South Kensington Station and make more trains stop there
  • High-capacity signalling on the Craigieburn line, so trains can run every 3 minutes at Kensington and Newmarket stations
  • Safer cycling and pedestrian infrastructure
  • More frequent and reliable buses including on Route 402
  • A new east-west tram in the city’s inner north

Keep Melbourne liveable


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