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Firstly, I want to also say my heart goes out to everyone in our beautiful community, I know this is tough, but together as we have been - lets stand together and continue to be kind to one another and help each other out, let’s not lose that. Thank you again to all of you who will continue to work on the frontline, thank you, thank you, thank you. So, please all, look after yourself, stay home, stay safe. We’ve done this once and we will do it again, together. Please also continue to help-out those who need it most and if you need help, never be afraid to ask for it. Please remember that if you are sick, get tested and stay home. We’ve all got to play our part to help beat this virus. Doing that, ensuring we keep our distance, practicing good hand hygiene and wearing a mask will help us slowly reopen again and get to a ‘COVID Normal’ Back in March we announced a $1.7 billion economic survival package and as part of that we have now seen over $44 million in payroll tax refunds and small business grants received by business across Knox and Maroondah. From talking to local business, cash in their pockets was what they needed most. And again we know businesses need our support, that’s why we announced a further $534 million support package to help as many businesses and workers get to the other side of this. For more go to Remember to anyone who has lost casual shifts or lost their job you can apply to be part of the ‘Working for Victoria’ scheme. Visit: workingforvictoria Over the course of the journey we know we will need to do more and we absolutely will to help Victorian’s navigate their way through this pandemic ‘Getting On With it’ – Project Updates - $250,000 to revamp ‘The Train Park’ in Bayswater so families can enjoy it for years to come - $300,000 to provide the Bayswater Junior Football Club with a new female friendly pavilion and upgrades to the existing pavilion - Delivering over $30 million of upgrades at local schools across our local area including Boronia K-12, The Basin Primary, St Bernadette’s Primary and Boronia Heights Primary. This editions shout out goes to the massive team on the ground (which includes well over 1,000 ADF personnel) doing contract tracing, testing, enforcing the restrictions, keeping us fed, keeping us safe, educating our kids and so many others who are continuing to work whilst so many of us get to work from the comfort of our homes, I know I’ve said it before but you deserve every amount of thanks and recognition you get! And thanks also to the team at the BBCN who are helping to keep the entire community informed during these rough times. Don’t forget, I’m here to help you and your family with state government matters. However, as my team and I are currently working from home, my office is closed to walk-ins. That said, you can call my office on 9738 0577 or email me at Jackson.Taylor@parliament.vic. and I’ll get back to you. And for any further you can search ‘Jackson Taylor MP’ for more and to follow me on Facebook. MP
(Knox Deputy Mayor, Ct Marcia Timmers-Leitch, and children with Jackson Taylor at the much loved train in Marie Wallace Reserve (“Train Park”) in Bayswater.)

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