2020 has seen a challenging start for many families affected by the devastating bushfires. But in times of crisis, we see the best in our community and what a generous community we have.
Thank you to all the local CFA members who assisted their fellow CFA’s during this time not just in Victoria but also heading interstate to help our neighbours.
It has been heartwarming to see how generous our community is, with many who rallied to donate items, offer their businesses as collection points, volunteers who have put together essential packs, cared for injured wildlife and donated in any capacity they are able. We are still in the midst of the bushfire season, so please remain vigilant and ensure you have a bushfire plan in place.
On April 2nd I hope you can join the community and me at the ‘Thank Your Emergency Services’ Race Night at Pakenham Racing Club. This is a special event to thank our emergency services works who constantly go out of their way to protect us. It will be a night of celebration and thanks with kids entertainment, live music, a BBQ and a night of great racing. The night is free for all first responders and their families and only $15 for adults for the rest of the community with all proceeds going back to the event to ensure our emergency workers have a great night.
For tickets and more information, please head to www.country.racing.com/pakenham. I hope you can all join me on this special night.
I also want to congratulate the Beaconsfield Progress Association on a hugely successful Australia Day Movie Event early this year. The Castle is a great Aussie classic and was the perfect choice for the day. We are very fortunate to have amazing community members who put in the time and effort to create free community events for all of us to enjoy.
Brad Batttin MP
State Member for Gembrook
Shadow Minister for Emergency Services
Shadow Minister for Youth Justice, Crime Prevention and Victim Support