Get the fundamentals right, and lift our game

The Australian: If there is one thing in school education that generates heated debate, it is curriculum changes. And so it should. It goes to the heart of what our children are taught: the content, the priorities and the values embedded in the materials. Earlier this week the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority released…

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Honouring our Anzacs

This Anzac Day we are again able to gather at local services to reflect and pay our respects to all our defence personnel who have served our nation. I wanted to share with you the stories of five local Knox veterans who from World War II to Afghanistan have served to preserve our way of life. They are…

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2021: A big year for Knox

2021 is going to be a big year. As a community we are bouncing back from the pandemic and life is finally starting to get back to normal. Importantly, there are several local road and community infrastructure projects that will be getting underway across Knox – projects I committed to at the last election to…

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$80M SECURED TO EXTEND DORSET ROAD

$80M FOR DORSET RD EXTENSION We have secured $80 million to finally build the Dorset Rd extension! This has been on the books for decades, and now can be done. It will make a huge difference to local traffic, and take cars off suburban streets in Ferntree Gully as people presently do the rat-run to…

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CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON HENDERSON ROAD BRIDGE

After being on the drawing board for decades, construction of the $6m Henderson Road bridge has started today. The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, today turned the first sod of the project which will fix the missing connection on Henderson Road over the Corrhanwarrabul Creek, linking Rowville to Knoxfield. “The new bridge to…

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$50M SECURED TO DUPLICATE NAPOLEON ROAD

Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, today announced Napoleon Road will be duplicated from Lysterfield Road to Kelletts Road with $50m in secured funding. The upgrade involves the duplication of Napoleon Road from Lysterfield Road to Kelletts Road in Rowville, in Melbourne’s outer south-east. This section of Napoleon Road…

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