Collingwood, like Clifton Hill faces a huge threat from the East-West toll road tunnel. Stephen stands totally opposed to this project and in particular the demolition of the homes around Bendigo Street.
The Collingwood public housing estate is in desperate need of refurbishment. Facilities for young people on this estate are totally inadequate. At the very least we need a new indoor basketball stadium. This could be built on the grounds of Collingwood College and would be great for the school, the Collingwood All Stars, and the local community.
As with other areas the lack of planning is a concern. With new developments happening on Stanley Street and at the Brewery site we need extra services to match including childcare.
As a Councillor Stephen has done much to protect Collingwood and he would continue this work at a higher level if elected to the state parliament.