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Victorian State Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny

Event Review:

Carrum state MP Sonya Kilkenny told almost 40 Carrum Downs business people she had a common goal with the Committee for Greater Frankston – jobs growth.

“It’s all about families creating a better life,” she said during her address at Carrum Downs industrial precinct’s popular venue Shanikas restaurant. Building more infrastructure was a key element of creating more jobs, she said.

Ms Kilkenny, who was elected in November 2014 and has lived in Carrum electorate for more than a decade, said she had heard “loud and clear” calls for duplication of Lathams Road, the precinct’s main road.  The MP said she would continue to lobby VicRoads and the state Department of Transport for duplication. “They have started working on the process, and it has happened quite quickly. I hope to have good news soon,” she said, alluding to next year’s state budget.

Ms Kilkenny said she also supported an “inland port” at Dandenong South that would be connected to the Port of Melbourne by rail, easing road congestion, lowering costs and boosting business in the southeast.  Other topics covered included more buses including possibly for Carrum Downs workers, government grants for businesses affected by closure of the car industry, and energy costs.


Photo: Trudy Poole

Event Description:

Dear Carrum Downs Businesses,

On behalf of Sonya Kilkenny, Carrum’s passionate and vocal State
member, the Committee for Greater Frankston is inviting you to a local
Small Business breakfast.

Sonya is very interested to hear your views on major policy and
infrastructure obstacles in the Carrum Downs industrial precinct.
(yes… including Lathams Road)

She would also like to discuss the benefits of a Southern in-land port
and improved freight logistics on manufacturing in our region.

When: Friday 24th November 2017
Where: Shanikas Cafe, 11 Levida Dr, Carrum Downs 3201
Time: 7.30am-9am
Cost: $28 for breakfast buffet & a coffee
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Official Event Invitation


Nov 24 2017


07:30 AM - 09:00 AM



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Shanikas Cafe
11 Levida Drive, Carrum Downs, 3201