MEMBERS STATEMENTS - Warren Roberts (19.3.2019
Written on the 19 March 2019
Thursday, 19 March 2019
On a happier note, last week I had the great pleasure to attend, along with my parliamentary colleagues Michael O'Brien, Tim Smith and David Davis, a farewell to celebrate and acknowledge 23 years of service by Warren Roberts.
His many accomplishments were spoken about on the night by Cr Melina Sehr, but of particular note were Warren's championing of the redevelopment of the Cato Square car park, which will truly transform that space; the Yarra River biodiversity project, which as a local resident I have watched evolve and which has enhanced the Yarra River in the area; his foresight in identifying and supporting council in the purchase of their current offices; and for many of us, his efforts to support the many small businesses within Stonnington that would have been affected by the former Brumby Labor government's devastating clearways policy, a disastrous initiative that thankfully the council, the small business community and the general community took to the streets to fight.
Congratulations again to Warren for all that he has achieved.