Lots of people in Abbotsford are concerned about development near the banks of the Yarra River. They want the mandatory set backs and height controls to protect this unique area. People are also worried that Johnston Street will be turned into a Docklands-style high rise area after the upcoming zoning changes.
Residents need a MP that stands up for their interests and not the big developers.
Unfortunately there are also lots of drug issues in this area, including around Victoria Street. Since the late 1990s Stephen has fought for a safe injecting facility as a way to get drug use off the streets, and as a means to get users the help that they need.
Stephen has a proud record of winning improvements for Abbotsford residents including leading the charge to get Victoria Park redeveloped and supporting the battle to keep the Abbotsford Convent open for all.