Samantha Dunn

 

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I love the green leafy east. I grew up in the east of Melbourne after my family moved here in the 1970s. I understand what it’s like to access distant healthcare services, the challenge of finding local education options and the constant battle travelling to work. I appreciate that while the East is a great place to live for you and your family, it is under pressure. 

I want our children to grow up in a city that supports and nurtures 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 homes, action on climate change and a healthy environment with open spaces for us all to enjoy.

I didn’t start life wanting to be a politician. In 2005 I was working in finance and administration.  I ran a community campaign to save Long Day Care at Sherbrooke Children’s Centre in Upwey, which my son was attending at the time. This journey taught me about the power of the community voice, so I decided to run for local council for the Yarra Ranges Shire Council. I remained councillor for 9 years, leading the way for the strong community campaign to try and prevent the development of McDonalds in Tecoma.

In November of 2014, I was elected to Victoria’s state parliament, the first ever Green to represent the Eastern Metropolitan region.

A conservationist at heart, I have used my voice in Parliament to push for an end to native forest logging and to protect threatened species such as the Leadbeater’s Possum and Greater Glider. I won’t stop until I see the establishment of the Great Forest National Park and Emerald Links. 

As your representative in Eastern Metropolitan, I will continue to fight for better transport options instead of the North East Link super toll road, and will push for the long awaited Doncaster Rail. 

I am a strong voice for you in Parliament, representing our shared vision to improve the East's liveability and standing up for what matters when it comes to Doncaster Rail, Forests, the North East Link, the Great Forest National Park, Water, Tourism, Emergency Services, and Local Government.

Portfolios

Doncaster Rail
Forests
North East Link
Great Forest National Park
Water
Tourism
Emergency Services
Local Government

Contact

Office of Samantha Dunn
128 Ayr Street, Doncaster 3108
9850 8600
Samantha.Dunn@parliament.
vic.gov.au

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North East Link just won't work

At $15.8 billion, the North East Link will be the world’s most expensive road per kilometre, yet it won’t fix Melbourne’s traffic problems.

Possums not paper

Victorians value our forests. We love to escape the demands of everyday life to explore this unique and diverse environment.

Transport troubles

Victoria’s public transport is overcrowded, delayed, and just plain inadequate. As our population grows, these problems are only getting worse.

News

VicForests annual report discloses grants

31 October, 2017 - Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) (12:09) — My question is for the Minister for Agriculture. In its 2016–17 annual report VicForests has disclos...

Cr Bronwen Machin and Cr Natalie Abboud

31 October, 2017 - Ms DUNN — On a different matter, I would like to congratulate Cr Bronwen Machin from Mount Alexander Shire Council, who was elected mayor of ...

Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Bill 2017

20 October, 2017 - Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — I rise to speak on the Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Bill 2017. My colleague in the other place, th...

Managing Biodiversity Conservation Risks

20 October, 2017 - Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — My question is for the Minister for Agriculture. Minister, how are biodiversity conservation risks being man...

Awaiting Answers From North East Link Authority

17 October, 2017 - Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — In August a member of the government relations team of the North East Link Authority provided me and my staf...

Central Highlands Tourism

17 October, 2017 - Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan)  — Today my member's statement is in relation to an email that Deanne Eccles sent to the Premier on 23 August....

Yarra River Protection (Wilipgin Birrarung Murron) Bill 2017

3 October, 2017 - Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — I rise to speak on the Yarra River Protection (Wilipgin Birrarung murron) Bill 2017. The bill does a range of...

Nationalisation of Heyfield Timber Mill

20 September, 2017 - Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — My question is for the Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Regional Development. Now that the Andrew...

Greens MP calls for mandatory height controls on the Ivanhoe precinct

20 September, 2017 - Greens MP for Eastern Metropolitan Samantha Dunn has called on the Andrews Government to limit the height of the proposed development at th...