Week 3 of the federal election campaign is underway. Pre-polling has commenced and our Dunkley candidates have each been hosting ministerial policy forums.
The next Dunkley election forum will be the Candidates debate hosted by Frankston City Council on Wednesday, 15 May 2019
On the evening of Monday 29 April 2019 , Federal Infrastructure Minister Alan Tudge MP and Dunkley MP Chris Crewther briefed the Langwarrin Community on the status of the Frankston rail extension project.
Key discussion issues included:
- An outline of the public benefits of the Frankston rail extension to Langwarrin commuters, students, and workers and how this project works to connect the Greater Frankston region together.
- Public discussions on the Frankston rail extension project’s expected timelines and delivery milestones; scope and design considerations; and interrelationship with other regional transport projects including car parking
- Clarification about the revised timing of the federal government’s Frankston rail extension project funding profile, and Minister Tudge public commitment that “if the Victorian government commits to this project’s delivery today, we will absolutely have funding in next year’s budget, for construction to start“.
On Tuesday 30 April 2019 Tony Burke MP, Shadow minister for the Arts and Peta Murphy, Labor candidate for Dunkley – held a community Q&A session at McClelland Gallery on the proposed framework for Labor’s cultural policy.
Audience highlights included :
- The speakers personal stories about ‘a work of art that moved them‘
- Discussions about the “profound influence art and culture have on the image of an area like Frankston” and how it frames the community’s own perception of where they live.
- The Shadow minister’s acknowledgement that having a “diverse cultural policy for all Australians implies inclusive access to federal Arts funding’ across different regions, not disproportionally favouring ‘inner city’ areas.