Mr. J. BULL (Sunbury) — On the weekend of 14 and 15 March I had the great pleasure of joining the Sunbury community at the 39th annual Sunbury festival, known as SunFest, which is the biggest festival in my electorate. On Saturday, with the sun shining, I was honoured to be a judge at the street parade, which was watched by thousands and which showcased more than 30 community groups and individuals in a spectacular parade through the centre of town. The festival had a full carnival and activities for all ages, and the community support and engagement was sensational. I would like to thank volunteers, friends and locals alike — it was a fun day for all.

On Sunday, day two of SunFest, I took part in the Sunbury Walk or Run for Fun, with all proceeds going to the scouts, the Sunbury State Emergency Service and the Leukaemia Foundation. The participation in this event was fantastic. I would like to acknowledge all the runners who braved the steep Goonawarra hill, in particular Rob Follett, the male winner of the 10-kilometre event, and my sister, Kirstin Bull, who was the first female to cross the line in the 10-kilometre event. I congratulate the volunteer organisers on all their hard work in putting together yet another great SunFest.