Sydenham Kite Festival

HUTCHINS (Minister for Local Government) — I rise to talk about the Sydenham Kite Festival, which was held in my electorate just a few weeks ago. It was the fifth annual festival, and is completely run by volunteers. I want to congratulate Annie Ang and Matthew Lam for all their hard work over the years in putting this festival together. It started with a Sydenham Leadership Group participation training program which was organised by Brimbank City Council. Out of that came the kite festival, which has grown from strength to strength every year, and this year was no exception. It is a free event, with the support of Brimbank council, local businesses, community groups, City West Water and Lions. It connects kids with the outdoors and does an amazing job. It gives away hundreds of free kites to local kids, and it is a great day out.