Basketball Geelong gets $7 Million
How To Votes
“Give Geelong its fair share!” exclaimed Darryn Lyons today regarding Supercats Stadium.
Basketball Geelong has been attempting to secure funding to convert the timber warehouse into six basketball courts.
“Basketball Geelong been talking to Andrew Katos, Member for South Barwon, who’s been very supportive. The problem has come with John Eren, the Lara sitting member and State Minister for Sport. At every step, it’s been delayed and put off – it’s as if they simply want to wear them down to the point where they just go away”, said Lyons.
Our HTVs are finally ready to be published, please click through to see them
Supporting small business
Beyond banning straws and take away coffee cups we need to be looking at removing plastic all together and working together towards always using sustainable options in our every day lives.
I think the most important thing is that we begin! If we all start taking small steps towards helping our environment we can make great change together!
I plan to support small business by bringing new initiatives into Geelong that that will help to improve the local economy.
When I was Mayor I bought major events into Geelong such as the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road bike race, these events have the ability to stimulate our local economy. The race alone bought in $13.3 million
Crime in Geelong has been spiralling out of control, I don’t understand why it takes an election for politicians to start paying attention and allocating resources to tackle these issues.
Geelong needs a Community Policing Task Force, which is about going back to basics, having more police and especially more PSO’s out on the street doing foot and bike patrols and building relationships with our community.
Current member for Geelong is Proud of our services
Victorian businesses begin to pay payroll tax at $650k compared to Queensland where the threshold is $1.1million. This is ridiculous, we need to encourage and foster businesses not tax them for paying their employees! Yes Geelong only pays the regional rate but we shouldn’t be taxing jobs at all!
GeeLONG Life Cup
The fact that Christine is proud of Geelong's health and train services says it all really. There is nothing to be proud of at the moment!
V/Line Fails again
I am excited to announce the GeeLONG life Cup. This is a multi-use take away coffee cup. You will be able to pick one up at any coffee shop or cafe for a small deposit and it can be easily returned to get your money back.
Free Parking and More Parking
Our train system is a joke you only have to look at V/Lines twitter page to see that delays and cancellations are a regular occurrence. We need a fast and reliable train service that gets to Melbourne in under 30 minutes. Geelong deserves better!
Parking in central Geelong is a nightmare. I want more parking and free parking all over central Geelong.
No to Safe Injecting Rooms
Being the Mayor that first lit up Geelong, it's great to see White Night coming to Geelong this weekend. Geelong After Dark and Light Up Geelong are two events that I am very proud to have established while I was mayor! I am absolutely thrilled to finally see White Night come to Geelong after many years of hard lobbying!
Vandalism of our campaign signs and van
They are a band-aid not a solution.
We are looking at solving this from the root cause rather then just dealing with the issue. The Swanston Centre is receiving a lot of the Geelong’s drug addicts and users and we need better programs to help them deal with these patients.
Geelong Gallery Development
I woke up this morning to find the tyres of our big pink van had been VANDALISED and my signs SLASHED. This is an absolute disgrace! I am running because I believe that Geelong deserves better and more then what it has received from current and previous governments
Planes, Trains and Cruise Ships
I am a massive supporter of art in Geelong, which is why I met with a team from the gallery this week to discuss their plans for the future…..
Mental Health Awareness
My vision and priority for Geelong is to have cruise ships, a conference centre and 21stcentury transport links. This is a golden opportunity to give Corio Bay Foreshore a radical makeover now that the funding for the Waterfront Safe Harbour Precinct Redevelopment has been green lit.
Why I am running as an Independent
October is mental health awareness month. One of my priorities is to have a new purpose-built mental health facility in Geelong. Currently one in five Australians are affected by mental illness and statistics show that number increases
Lyons Will Stand
briefly signed up as a member of the Liberal party when I came back to Australia after living in London for years. I had been disillusioned with Australian politics for a long time including toing and froing of leaders in the Gillard and Rudd Governments.
Australia looked like an absolute joke, looking on from London I was fed up with the constant changes in leadership and the mockery that was Australian politics. So when I moved home I joined the Liberal Party, in the hope for a more stable government.
Former Geelong Mayor Darryn Lyons today announced his nomination for the State seat of Geelong, vowing to give the city a tenacious voice in Parliament.
The Geelong businessman will stand as an Independent in a bid to wrest the seat from Labour, which has a 6 per cent margin.
“I will be giving voters, appalled by the childish behaviour, theatrics and vitriol of the major parties, a viable alternative,” he said at a campaign launch on the Geelong waterfront.