Mary Wooldridge MP

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Mary Wooldridge MP is Opposition Leader in the Legislative Council, Liberal Leader in the Legislative Council and Shadow Minister for Health.

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Fire risk increased as back burns postponed

Friday, November 24, 2017

I've asked the Government to explain why back burning of highly-populated and at-risk areas such as Eltham has been postponed. There are indications that this summer will be one of elevated fire risk. However, not all planned burning to reduce fuel loads has occurred.

$10m needed from Daniel Andrews to fund upgrade to Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

This centre is over 40 years old and is a vital facility used extensively by the Eltham community. While it has undergone a number of minor upgrades in the last 15 years, it now needs substantial renovations to meet the community's needs and expectations both now and in the future.

What's the future for the old Eltham CFA building?

Friday, November 10, 2017

The site is on prime land and situated near the central shopping strip, but it has not been used as a fire station since the new $10.5 million station, on which construction began under the former Liberal government, opened for operation in March 2016. However, the Minister has said that the former Eltham CFA fire station will not be sold, so I asked the Minister, what will the former CFA building now be used for?

Fitzsimons Lane a 'gridlocked nightmare' during Bolton Street works.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Residents describe the traffic as a 'completely gridlocked nightmare'. VicRoads has closed the northbound lane on Bolton Street and traffic is being funneled along Main Road. This was okay during the school holidays when traffic was lighter, but the current closure is causing massive traffic issues.

Eltham resident's views re NE Link

Monday, September 25, 2017

Overwhelmingly respondents were in favour of the ring road being completed. Those who were strongly opposed, just 4.8%, cited concerns for the future of the Nillumbik Green Wedge. On the other hand, more than 47% favoured Option 1, while 41% supported a route that would go through Eltham and link with Eastlink.

Petition tabled to increase Railway Station Carparking

Friday, September 22, 2017

These car parks are full early each morning, commuters often resort to parking along nearby roads and shopping centers, thereby restricting access for other road users.

Hospitals struggling under Daniel Andrews

Friday, September 15, 2017

North-East Link interchange for Fitzsimons Lane

Friday, September 15, 2017

There is concern that if there is no interchange near Fitzsimons Lane the north-east link will not result in much relief for this very congested road.

Government refuses to guarantee Eltham's timber trestle bridge

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government has refused to guarantee the future of Eltham's famous timber trestle bridge. I sought an assurance from the Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, in Parliament that the bridge would be preserved in any plans for the duplication of the Hurstbridge railway line from Greensborough to Eltham.

Labor still failing to fix Eltham's congestion woes

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Daniel Andrews and his Government are failing Eltham residents with their half-funded plan to upgrade Bolton Street. While the Government congratulates itself for finally beginning this long overdue project, it is steadfastly refusing to do anything to relieve the massive congestion Eltham residents face daily.

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