Samantha Dunn

MLC for Eastern Metropolitan

I care about you and your family. I am a strong voice for you in Parliament, representing our shared vision to improve the East's liveability and standing up for forests, public transport, cycling and road safety.

I've grown up in the east of Melbourne, my family moved here back in the 1970's. My background is working in finance and administration in both the private and not for profit sector. I know what it's like to access distant health services, the challenge of finding local education options and the constant battle travelling to work. The East is a great place to live, but it's under pressure. I understand the issues that impact on people in the region.

I want our children to grow up in a city that looks after future generations, both young and old. I want public transport to be a viable way for us to get around. I want clean energy to power our houses, action on climate change and a healthy environment with open spaces for us all to enjoy. I'm a strong advocate for improved public transport and passionate about biodiversity, better planning laws, economic development and responding to climate change.

I will be a strong voice for the people of Eastern Metropolitan and a healthy and sustainable future. ​

If you'd like to learn more about Samantha, check out Getting to Know Samantha Dunn.

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Manningham is the only municipality in metropolitan Melbourne that relies solely on buses for public transport. But for more than 100 years, Labor and Liberal governments have failed to deliver on their Doncaster Rail promises. Only a rail line can provide mass transit options for Manningham. 

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Infrastructure Victoria presented two choices for public transport in the Gippsland area for its consultation process. One of the public transport options for Gippsland presented to the Regional Jury were to shut down direct V/Line services to the region and replace them with a ‘rail shuttle’ to interchange with metropolitan services at Pakenham station.  The second option was to invest billions of dollars in separated rail lines for eastern regional services.

Latest Speeches

Thu, 18/08/2016 - 3:45pm

Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — On too many occasions over 2016 the actions of this government have led to the unnecessary removal of trees. The collateral damage is racking up, including the lemon-scented gum on Flemington Road, which has gone for the CityLink-Tulla widening project. For the elevated rail project, hundreds of trees have been cleared or will be cleared with sparing or no information shared with locals in communities that value these trees. The Blackburn grade separation has seen trees on private property slated for the chainsaw.

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With Melbourne’s population projected to reach 7 million by 2030, the need for sustainable high-density developments to curb urban sprawl is only increasing. Lighting the way is Breathe Architecture, which transformed a dilapidated Brunswick site into award-winning eco-apartments The Commons. The concept’s focus on sustainability and its treatment of private and communal space provide an inspiring alternative model for apartment development.