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