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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: Bennelong Electorate

23 June 2014

 

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:40): I wish to update the House on a variety of goings-on in my electorate of Bennelong. Over recent weeks I have held mobile offices at Epping and West Ryde train stations. I have been chatting with commuters and giving constituents the opportunity to raise issues with me directly.

Over the weekend I opened St Kevin’s primary school fete. The sun was shining and the fete was crowded for this wonderful community event. I could not resist the home-made sweet stall and stocked up on some goodies to take home to my family. But alas they remained with me!

Next month Putney shops is the Bennelong Village Businesses village of the month. Shopping locally offers great benefits to the local community and the economy. This is an ongoing project. We have secured discounted advertising rates for small local businesses through our local newspaper, The Weekly Times.

Last week I visited Royal Rehab to work towards the launch of the first of several sustainable market gardens as part of the Bennelong gardens project. Royal Rehab patients will have the opportunity to work in the gardens, along with clients of disability group Achieve Australia and other locals who are keen to get involved. These are just a few of the exciting developments in the suburbs of Bennelong.