Back in Boronia!
CAMPAIGN SUCCESS – Thank you for supporting my campaign!
I’m so proud to be your local Member of Parliament and I’m a proud local. And I’ve heard you crystal clear: We need to back in Boronia and revitalise the CBD.
This is why I’m calling on the Minister for Suburban Development with a petition from locals to establish a Revitalisation Board and thereby a critical process for Boronia to bring the community and key stakeholders together to work towards changing and improving the Boronia CBD for the better, so we can see Boronia reach its full potential we all know it has and the aspirations that each member of this community has for it.
Boronia is a proud community of over 20,000 locals and at its heart is a regionally significant shopping precinct – the biggest in the outer east in fact, outside of Eastland and Knox City.
With that in mind, the precinct is looking tired and in need of attention, something commented on by locals and visitors alike. Your voices and concerns have not been lost on me.
And I’ve heard from locals like you, as well as visitors and business owners that something needs to be done.
I’ve secured $500,000 from the Andrews Government to help kick-start this change to deliver a range of projects in Boronia, to help start the revitalisation and to create local jobs in the process.
The first project recently announced and soon underway will ensure Lupton Way can undergo a major streetscape overhaul, creating a new shared space and see a new and exciting art installation which will provide lighting to make the area safer for locals and provide a bit of added character. This first project is a $620,000 commitment in partnership with Knox Council and there is more to come.
But I want to see a full Revitalisation Board put in place for our suburb to help drive further positive change that is desperately needed in our area.
Future opportunities could include further work at Boronia Station, laneway galleries and gateway public art, placemaking and much more through this and other funding opportunities.
This petition will be presented to the Minister for Suburban Development, Shaun Leane MP, to demonstrate that the people of Boronia want to work together so Boronia can live up to the aspirations that our community has for it.
Suburban Revitalisation Boards have been established in places like Frankston and Broadmeadows – and they have been a real success story.
They have coordinated local stakeholders – business owners, locals, Councils and State Government – together to work towards tangible and real change.
And I’m excited to be leading this charge – and to be working with you to back in Boronia.
🗣There are lots of opinions on Boronia, this is good. As we go forward, your voice now and your thoughts into the future are going to be so important to me in advocating for change.
I will keep you informed at every step and use your voices for this and further needed change.