Plans and priorities for the future
Married at St Patrick’s on Beaufort Street and with his children born a stone’s throw away, Simon Millman is a proud local who was elected as the Member for Mount Lawley last year.
He now reflects on his first twelve months in parliament.
“It’s been an honour representing our local area,” Simon says, “but my proudest achievements would have been impossible without close collaboration with our community.
“That’s why I speak so often in parliament about our vibrant neighbourhood and the tireless work of schools, community groups and sporting clubs.”
These achievements include stopping the widening of Guildford Road, implementing a ban on right hand turns at the Beaucott intersection, and helping parkrun get up and running at Yokine Reserve.
But as a father of two young boys, his highlight has been investing in local schools.
“Mount Lawley Senior High School is one of the best schools in the state,” Simon says, “so I was thrilled to commit $4 million during the campaign.”
Every public primary school in the electorate has also received funding, including $20,000 for Mount Lawley Primary’s robotics program and $50,000 for Coolbinia Primary’s outdoor learning area.
But what are his top priorities for the next three years?
As well as focusing on local jobs and advancing the Government’s tough Meth Action Plan, Simon wants to tackle congestion by building Metronet.
“So many people travelling to the CBD pass through our neighbourhood,” Simon says, “so congestion and rat running is a common concern I share with fellow locals.
“I can’t wait to see how Metronet transforms our city, alleviating congestion by taking cars off our roads.”
Simon is eager to meet as many residents as possible and is encouraging the community to always pop by if they have concerns.
Simon Millman MLA
Member for Mount Lawley
2/58 Walcott Street Mount Lawley