Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (19:10): (1892) I raise a matter this evening for the Minister for Planning, and I am delighted to see the minister at the table. The matter I raise is amendment C270 to the Mornington Peninsula planning scheme, which the minister probably is not aware of yet because the council only resolved on this on 17 February.
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (14:13): I am pleased to rise to open the debate this afternoon on the Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Bill 2019. The Great Ocean Road has of course been the subject of some extended discussion out in the community and probably amongst members for an extended period.
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (15:06): I could not go past the opportunity to make some comment, particularly on the contribution of the member for Essendon. I do not intend working into the detail of the bill, but I want to make the point that I have been sitting in the chamber since 2 o’clock, and I have heard a constant narrative about the views of the opposition, the views that were put eloquently by the member for
MR MORRIS (Mornington) (14:05): I rise to support the motion of the Premier expressing the condolences of the house to those individuals and communities that have been affected by the recent fires, rightly recognising the courage and the commitment of all those who have served during this fire campaign and expressing our thanks to all who have contributed, whether from Victoria, interstate or overseas. When the house last met these fires had been burning for
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) I rise this afternoon to again express my concern at the lack of a school zone speed limit outside Balcombe Grammar School on the Nepean Highway at Mount Martha. We all know that cars and kids do not mix: when cars are travelling at 80 kilometres an hour and a collision occurs, the most likely outcome is a fatality. Balcombe Grammar currently has 860 pupils. Next year that number is expected to
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (17:16:55): (1483) Some weeks ago I raised an issue for the Treasurer. Knowing that a particular project that I was seeking funding for perhaps had several ministers who may have had an interest in it, I thought I would raise it with the Treasurer given that it simply required money. Then the Treasurer came back to me very promptly—and I thank him for that—and advised me that it was a matter for
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (09:49:49): On Monday, like many in this house, I had the privilege of participating in my local Remembrance Day service. This year, of course, was the 101st anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, an important milestone in itself. A separate service was also held to formally dedicate a new memorial to those who served in the Korean War, which has become known as the forgotten war.
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) I raise a matter this evening for the Minister for Roads, and the action I seek is for the minister to arrange to fund the installation of traffic lights in the southern section of Main Street in Mornington. I think this is actually the 10th time I have raised this issue in the Parliament. Throughout the course of the last Parliament I requested action from the then minister because there is a
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (09:37): This morning we awoke to revelations that yet again we have a toxic waste crisis in this state. Of course that is nothing new given the incompetence of this government, but the scale is epic even by Labor’s standards. Twenty-seven million dollars of taxpayers money has already been spent on 13 sites, with potentially another $76 million required for full mitigation. A site in the west of the state, containing an estimated 50 million
Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (09:46): The Minister for Planning recently intervened in the Mornington Peninsula planning scheme to insert amendment C254. This is a reinstatement of a previously permitted capacity to develop an aged-care facility. Interestingly in the documentation the claim was made that it did not change any revisions that would require the ratification of Parliament. That is because it does not move the urban growth boundary, but it does increase massively the capacity of