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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..

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..

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..

VICTORIA’S TOP SUSTAINABILITY SCHOOLS NAMED

Congratulations to Epping Views Primary School and Rachel Zammit (St Monica’s College Epping) for being named finalists in Victoria’s biggest sustainability awards for schools. The finalists have been announced by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, ahead of the presentation ceremony in..

GREENER BUILDINGS HELP NORTHERN HEALTH SAVE ON ENERGY

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting solar power supplies to drive down energy costs at Northern Hospital and regional health services across Victoria. Minister for Finance Robin Scott, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy, Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny and Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio..

ANOTHER 80 POLICE AND PSOs JOIN THE FRONTLINE

The Andrews Labor Government’s record community safety investment continues at full speed, with another 80 police and Protective Services Officers (PSOs) graduating on 1 September 2017. The Police Academy is operating at full capacity – and this will continue for the next few years – ..

MERNDA RAIL EXTENSION JOBS HUB OPEN FOR JOBSEEKERS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping jobseekers find opportunities on major Victorian projects with the launch of a dedicated Jobs Hub for the Mernda Rail Extension. The Jobs Hub is located at 323 McDonalds Road, Epping and is open from 9-5pm Monday to Friday and..

CHILD’S RD & DALTON RD REMOVAL OF ROUNDABOUT UPGRADE

One of Lalor’s busiest intersections will be safer and more reliable with works now underway to replace the Dalton and Childs roads roundabout with traffic lights. We had a site inspection today for an update on the progress on the $5.54 million project. As well..

O’HERNS ROAD, HUME FREEWAY AND HIGH STREET INTERCHANGE PROJECT

VicRoads is working hard to deliver the O’Herns Road / Hume Freeway interchange project as soon as possible. Once completed the project will relieve traffic pressure on Cooper Street, Miller Street and High Street by providing a new access point to the Hume Freeway. At..

EDGARS CREEK SECONDARY COLLEGE TO OPEN A YEAR EARLY!

Families in the Epping North community will be able to send their children to a new secondary college a year earlier than expected, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government fast tracking the delivery of Edgars Creek Secondary College. See the link below for an information Fact Sheet..

EXPANSION OF THE NORTHERN HOSPITAL

The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $162.7 million to upgrade The Northern Hospital, with an increase in operating theatres and additional beds that will allow an estimated 10,000 more patients to be treated each year. The Stage 2 project will complete a 7 storey tower and add 96..

M80 RING ROAD UPDATE

We are upgrading the remaining sections of the M80 Ring Road to deliver widening and improvements along 38km of freeway from the Princes Freeway, Laverton North through to the Greensborough Highway, Greensborough. We are adding more lanes in each direction to ease congestion, improving safety..

MORE FRONTLINE POLICE TO HIT THE BEAT IN MELBOURNE’S NORTH NEXT MONTH

From next month, local communities will begin to see the first 300 frontline police officers on their streets. These are the first of the 3,135 police the Andrews Labor Government is delivering over five years to make communities safer and drive down crime. Today, myself, Danielle..

NEW THOMASTOWN BUS DEPOT NOW OPEN

A new, state-of-the-art bus depot in Thomastown is now open, supporting better bus services for passengers in Melbourne’s north. Today I was joined by Parliamentary Secretary for Public Transport Ros Spence to officially open the $8.6 million facility. The depot on High Street will be home..

WHITTLESEA TECH SCHOOL DESIGN UNVEILED

Whittlesea Tech School is taking shape, with designs for the ground-breaking facility unveiled today. I can announce today that Melbourne Polytechnic’s Epping campus will host the high-tech learning centre in a brand new building. The Whittlesea Tech School will be a shared learning hub where students..

MELBOURNE WHOLESALE FRUIT & VEGETABLE MARKET, EPPING

In a Victorian first, the Andrews Labor government has helped lure decontamination processor Steritech to the Melbourne Market. Steritech is set to open a new X-ray treatment facility that will boost export potential, and provide Victorian producers with a major market advantage. Today I announced the..