Earlier this year Stephen worked to try to stop Council rezoning whole chunks of Richmond into a zone that facilitates inappropriate development. Unfortunately Labor and Green councillors refused to stand up to the state government.
The challenge now is to fight inappropriate developments as they come up and fight in the parliament for progressive changes.
Stephen has a proud record of standing up for the Richmond community. In 1993 he led the fight to save Richmond Secondary College (now Melbourne Girls College).
Stephen has done a lot of work with public housing residents at the Elizabeth Street estate but ongoing vigilance is required to ensure that the open space there is protected.
Richmond is the fastest growing suburb in the inner city and it needs a MP that understands the issues and is prepared to be a fighting representative.