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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



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Here's what we achieved together in 2021

As the year comes to an end I want to reflect on some of the great wins that we’ve achieved together. 


Free the Park Hotel prisoners

The treatment of the asylum seekers being held inside the Park Hotel is unfathomably cruel.After 8 years in detention, these people are now facing yet another struggle - against COVID-19.I asked the Victorian Government to advocate to release these people from this hotel prison immediately.


COLOUR IT: What are you most looking forward to when Melbourne re-opens?

We have all worked so hard and sacrificed so much to keep our community safe during this pandemic. Now it's time to re-open and revitalise our incredible city! Young people of Melbourne - what are you most looking forward to doing? 


MEDIA RELEASE: Greens fear Government is setting new 'Arden' precinct up to fail

The Victorian Government today released the final Arden Structure Plan, for a new precinct in inner city Melbourne that the State Government says will be home to 15,000 residents and 34,000 employees by 2050.