Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Members statements

Bayswater electorate achievements

Bayswater electorate achievements

Mr TAYLOR (Bayswater) (12:58): In my first speech to Parliament I said the following:

… I can assure you that not once nor will I ever take for granted the gravity of this position you have bestowed upon me. You have placed in me your trust to be your voice inside and outside this building, and I will not let you down.

The great privilege I have been given to be the Labor member for Bayswater is why I have not wasted a moment and have worked hard each and every day to deliver for Knox, because our community deserve nothing less. Together we have delivered record funding for local schools, our hospitals and our transport network and have created good local jobs.

Here are just a few examples of what we have achieved together: over $70 million to deliver major upgrades for local schools like Wantirna College, Templeton Primary, Bayswater Primary, Fairhills High and many more; a $112 million expansion to the Angliss Hospital; more nurses and more paramedics; delivering the North East Link and building the Metro Tunnel and the Suburban Rail Loop to get you home sooner; free kinder, starting next year; delivering the green heart of Knox with new wetlands at Lewis Park and lots of open space; fixing the McMahons Road intersection; revitalising the Boronia CBD; helping to deliver a new regional netball facility and creating Australia’s home of basketball in Knox; a new SES building and building a new station for The Basin CFA; a new pavilion at JW Manson Reserve in Wantirna; and backing in grassroots sports locally. Locally, if re-elected, we will also deliver $11.07 million to upgrade Bayswater South Primary School, and we will invest around $1 billion to rebuild Maroondah Hospital.

I thank the local community for every opportunity to deliver for Knox and to be your voice. A Labor government values our community, and I love our community. There is so much more to do, and only a Labor government will get it done.