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WORLD CLASS NORTHERN HOSPITAL EXPANSION STARTS

More patients in Melbourne’s north will access care and surgery faster and closer to home thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s world-class expansion of the Northern Hospital in Epping, with early works kick starting today. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined Member for Thomastown..

GIVING LALOR KIDS THE SCHOOL THEY DESERVE

Students in Lalor will have the modern classrooms and school facilities they need to get the great education they deserve, thanks to a major upgrade by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny today announced that Lalor Gardens Primary School will get a..

POLICE BODY-WORN CAMERAS TO BOOST COMMUNITY SAFETY

Police in Melbourne’s north will be patrolling with body-worn cameras to better respond to and investigate crime thanks to a multi-million-dollar investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville launched the first stage of the Victoria Police state-wide roll out of body..

MORE STATION CAR PARKING FOR EPPING

The Andrews Labor Government will build more than 70 new car parking spaces at Epping Station as part of the biggest one-off boost to train station parking in Victoria’s history. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will provide $60 million to build more than 2,000 new parking spaces, deliver more secure storage facilities for cyclists and improve access for pedestrians at key stations across Melbourne…

NEW SITES FOR NEW WOLLERT SCHOOLS

The new Wollert Central P6, Wollert East P6 and Wollert East 7-12 are a step closer, with three sites in Wollert being acquired as part of a $236.8 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government to buy the land needed to meet the future needs..

MAJOR WORKS BEGIN ON O’HERNS ROAD PROJECT

As of Friday 23 February, major construction works are now underway on the O’Herns Road interchange project. The first stage of the project will replace the roundabout at O’Herns Road and High Street with traffic lights and add a raised platform at the intersection to..

NORTHERN HEALTH FUNDING SLASHED UNDER TURNBULL’S HEALTH CUTS

Northern patients are missing out under the Federal Liberal Government’s health cuts. Northern Health stands to lose over $4 million dollars in next year’s funding because the Federal Liberal Government is refusing to pay more than $100 million it owes to Victorians. Despite conceding late..

VICTORIAN PARENTS REMINDED TO UPDATE KIDS’ JABS

Victorian parents returning from summer holidays are being urged to ensure their children are fully immunised before returning to childcare and school. Visiting Strathmore Children’s Centre today, Minister for Health and Acting Minister for Families and Children Jill Hennessy reminded parents of the Andrews Labor Government’s..

HOTSPOTS REVEALED AS KIDS IN CARS CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF

Local parents are being warned not to leave their children in cars this summer as new statistics reveal the top postcodes for ambulance call outs to help kids stuck in vehicles. Concerning new data shows Ambulance Victoria responded to 1,696 callouts across Victoria in the..

GETTING IT DONE: MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR VICTORIA’S LIBRARIES

The Andrews Labor Government is backing local libraries, with another $4.5 million in grants to help them flourish. Whittlesea City Council has received a $559,493 Living Libraries Infrastructure Program (LLIP) grant for a Mill Park library refurbishment. The 2017 LLIP will enable 13 councils across Melbourne..

BERTOCCHI EXPANSION TO CREATE MORE THAN 700 LOCAL JOBS

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a major expansion of Bertocchi Smallgoods that will create more than 700 new jobs in Victoria. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Bertocchi’s Thomastown factory today to announce support for its $46.7 million expansion to increase sales..

GETTING ON WITH BUILDING A SAFER COMMUNITY IN LALOR

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in upgrades to improve safety, cut down on crime and encourage more people to visit the May Road shopping centre. Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny today announced $200,000 in funding for the Whittlesea City Council’s Lalor CCTV Pilot. This..

GETTING IT DONE: REVITALISING THE THOMASTOWN PAVILION

The Andrews Labor Government will help redevelop the Thomastown Main Street Community Pavilion through a $2 million Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF) grant. Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny announced today that a new multi-faceted community facility will be constructed to provide additional club space for better..

SAVE ON ENERGY WITH VICTORIAN ENERGY COMPARE

The rising cost of energy is a big concern for Victorian households. Earlier this year, the Victorian Labor Government announced that an extra $1 million would be invested in the Victorian Energy Compare website to include cost-reflective and other innovative tariffs, to ensure that the..

EDGARS CREEK SECONDARY COLLEGE GETS FIRST PRINCIPAL

A principal has been appointed to lead Edgars Creek Secondary College as construction continues at the new school in Epping North. Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny today announced Joanne Camozzato as the first principal of the new $16.7 million school. Scheduled to open in 2018,..

WORK READY TO BEGIN ON O’HERNS ROAD UPGRADE

Drivers in Melbourne’s north are a step closer to a safer and less congested trip home, with work set to begin on the O’Herns Road Upgrade. Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny has announced that Maca Civil Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract to build..