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Anzac Day in Knox 2016

With the centenary of the Western Front and the battle of Long Tan being particularly remembered in 2016, I was honoured to attend many local memorial services to mark ANZAC DAY. The spirit of Anzac and the acknowledgment of the sacrifices made by so many grows each year with...
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2016 Youth Council Forum

Our first Youth Council Forum meeting for 2016 was a great success with most Knox Secondary schools represented. The group of secondary student leaders discussed issues which are important to themselves & their peers. I was impressed with the depth of their insights &...
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Congratulations to the 2016 Students Leaders

With the start of each school year brings a new group of student leaders at our local Knox schools. Being selected as a Student Leader is a great honour and an important role and I congratulate those who have been chosen to lead their school in various capacities throughout 2016....
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Knox Sport and Recreation Clubs Invited To Apply For VicHealth Grants to Get People Moving

Knox Sport and Recreation Clubs Invited To Apply For VicHealth Grants to Get People Moving Sports and active recreation clubs throughout Knox are encouraged to apply for funding as part of the second round of VicHealth’s 2015-16 Active Club Grants program, announced on 1...
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2015 Primary School Leaders Lunch – Ferntree Gully Electorate

The future of our state is in good hands!  I recently welcomed over 60 student leaders from Knox Primary Schools to lunch where we celebrated their years as leaders in our local schools. Students spoke about their experiences including the easy parts, the fun parts & the...
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KNOX MP’S WELCOME OPENING OF HIGH STREET ROAD DUAL CARRIAGEWAY WORKS

Kim Wells MP, State Member for Rowville and Nick Wakeling MP, State Member for Ferntree Gully, have today welcomed the opening of the dual carriageway of the $16.2 million High Street Road Duplication Project in Wantirna South. “It is great to finally see the opening of the new...
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Overwhelming Response to Planning Survey

Earlier this year, Knox residents were very concerned about comments made by a senior member of the Andrews Labor Government in State Parliament regarding local planning in the Knox community: “I note the anxiety of the Member for Ferntree Gully about the notion of having...
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NDIS in Knox delayed for two more years

The Andrews’ Labor Government’s rollout of the NDIS in Victoria will mean people in Knox who are waiting for disability support services may remain on the waiting list until November 2017. Nick Wakeling MP, the Member for Ferntree Gully said while the NDIS had bipartisan support...
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Labor’s hypocrisy on renewables hurting Victorian solar customers

Facts: The Victorian Labor Government released a Renewable Energy Roadmap on 21 August, promising a fair return for those with solar PV panels on their roofs through the feed-in-tariff. On 25 August, the Essential Services Commission announced it will cut the current solar...
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Local History Grants help to preserve & share Victoria’s local history

$350,000 to preserve and share Victoria’s local history – Local History Grant Winners 2015 Creating stories about local communities for present and future generations is something that enriches all of us. The Local History Grants program provides $350,000 in grants to...
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