Share your thoughts
so I can make your voice heard

With Benambra being a vital part of Victoria, the only way we can develop and prosper as a community is if you speak our mind. There is no such thing as perfection, but as we’ve seen, action beats apathy very time. This is why I am asking you to share your thoughts. With the help of my amazing staff, I am ready and eager to listen to what YOU have to say about matters that affect our community including: our roads, healthcare, education, businesses, environment, police force, and agriculture

Together, we can build a stronger, safer, more prosperous Benambra! One that we are proud to call home with a bright future ahead for us all.

BENAMBRA’S TRUE POTENTIAL

Support farmers and enable them to fulfill their potential
Accessible grants for visionary entrepreneurs
Public and private funding available for existing businesses
Increased job opportunities throughout Wodonga and the entire district
Strategic tourism designed to elevate our heritage, natural environment, and food and wine experiences
Timely access to relief funding, healthcare, and higher education opportunities.

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Grants

Funding is crucial for any development. Accessing grants in an easy, bureaucracy-free way is key to your idea’s success.

Victorian Parliament

Communication needs to flow. Your voice needs to be heard. And we’re here to make sure that happens.


POLICIES

Our actions shape our future. Let’s create it together!

Healthy citizens for a healthy society

Having access to the entire spectrum of healthcare services – physical health, mental health, and care for the elderly – is a requirement to build a strong society in which all have equal opportunities and can thrive. Working together to create the infrastructure we need, close to home, is needed so our community can thrive.

Building our future generation

Higher education and workmanship should be cultivated and nurtured close to home. With programs investing in the opening of new schools and upgrading legacy ones, we can keep our youth close to home, in a place where they want to raise their families in the future.

Protecting our natural resources

We are the custodians of this land and I believe people in Benambra, perhaps more than most, share a passion to manage, preserve and protect the environment. It’s a unique asset and one we cannot afford to waste.

Connecting our community

With more than 10,000 square kilometres in the electorate, our roads and bridges are integral to our way of life. Whether it is getting produce to markets, taking the kids to school, or commuting from home to work each day, our roads and bridges must be safe, reliable, and the best they can possibly be.

Protecting our community

Close to our hearts, the force that helps us sleep without worry needs the support and means to perform. Through resources, funding, and soft skills training, collaboration with the police can enhance its ability to keep us safe.

Helping our citizens in crisis

When there is a crisis, you need these guys on deck. They are the paid and volunteers of the CFA and Fire Rescue Victoria, the ambos and their community support teams in many of our towns, along with the SES and so many other groups that support searches and rescues. They must have the best training and equipment possible to keep us safe.

Better for our environment

I believe in looking out for the next generation. Just as we don’t want them to inherit unsustainable debt, we also don’t want to pass on an unsustainable environment to them either.
But the transition to renewable energy must be carefully managed. We can’t allow our most vulnerable community members to be burdened with high power bills. And our grid must be able to adapt to the power pushed back into the system from rooftops.

If you don’t have your Health

Our health and mental health system is in crisis. Under the Victorian Labor Government our needs have been ignored. Albury Wodonga Health is the largest health service outside of Melbourne, second only to Geelong. Instead of committing to the Master Plan recommendations for a new greenfield hospital, we are treated as second class citizens with a “Mickey Mouse” redevelopment at Albury Base.

Building our future generation

Higher education and workmanship should be cultivated and nurtured close to home. With programs investing in the opening of new schools and upgrading legacy ones, we can keep our youth close to home, in a place where they want to raise their families in the future.

Protecting our natural resources

We are the custodians of this land and I believe people in Benambra, perhaps more than most, share a passion to manage, preserve and protect the environment. It’s a unique asset and one we cannot afford to waste.

CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY our natural resources

With more than 10,000 square kilometres in the electorate, our roads and bridges are integral to our way of life. Whether it is getting produce cattle or grain to the markets, taking the kids to school, or commuting from home to work each day, our roads and bridges must be safe, reliable, and the best they can possibly be.

And yet I can’t remember having more country roads reduced to one lane. Pavements have been under-mined; potholes are causing thousands of dollars damage to cars and road shoulders crumbling. We have more traffic lights on these dangerous, failed roads in the country than we have in Wodonga.

The link to the road toll is undeniable – a massive spike in fatalities across Victoria in 2023 largely the result of the 23% increase in country road deaths in that 12-month period.

Protecting our community

Close to our hearts, the force that helps us sleep without worry needs the support and means to perform. Through resources, funding, and soft skills training, collaboration with the police can enhance its ability to keep us safe.

Helping our citizens in crisis

Rural communities are justifiably proud of their emergency services, particularly the volunteers who make up the CFA, SES, community ambulance, Red Cross, St Johns (& others). Frontline police, ambulance and health workers play a pivotal role in keeping us all safe.

It’s important that the best prevention, response and recovery processes are in place to ensure that the impact of any emergency or disaster is minimised and those affected are looked after in a timely and compassionate manner.

Better for our environment

I believe in looking out for the next generation. Just as we don’t want them to inherit unsustainable debt, we also don’t want to pass on an unsustainable environment to them either. But the transition to renewable energy must be carefully managed. We can’t allow our most vulnerable community members to be burdened with high power bills. And our grid must be able to adapt to the power pushed back into the system from rooftops.

Learn How Bill Helps You in
the Victorian Parliament

“What does a State Parliamentarian do every day?” It’s not such a bad question. And frankly it can be anything from voicing your concerns to the government of the day to cooking pancakes at a school. I put this short video together to provide a brief insight into my role, its challenges, and how I can help you..

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