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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..

ST MONICA’S COLLEGE, EPPING

I am pleased to announce that St Monica’s College, Epping has received a grant of $1 million from the Victorian Government Capital Funding Program for Non-Government Schools, matching dollar-for-dollar the schools contribution. Over one-third of Victorian students study at Catholic or Independent schools . The..

MOSAIC RECREATION RESERVE AND COMMUNITY SOCCER FACILITY, LALOR

Last week the State Government announced a $2.95 million Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF) grant for Whittlesea Council to help with the construction of the $6.985 million Mosaic Recreation Reserve and Community Soccer Facility in Lalor. Through the GSF and the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund (CSIF), more than..

SCHOOLS TO BE UPGRADED IN MELBOURNE’S NORTH

Students at schools across the City of Whittlesea will soon have better facilities, thanks to a state wide boost of more than $40 million for school maintenance funding. Today I can announce that $2.3 million has been allocated for a variety of maintenance programs at schools across the..

CONTRACT AWARDED FOR LALOR EAST PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE

A builder has been appointed to undertake the maintenance works at Lalor East Primary School. ADMA Group has been appointed to address the stormwater infrastructure and reticulation, electrical switchboards, cracked pavements, and to replace the external drinking fountains including new plumbing. Lalor East Primary School received $379,000..

CONTRACT AWARDED FOR THOMASTOWN PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE

Thomaston Primary School received $281,000 in the 2015-17 State Budget for maintenance works to upgrade the existing facilities. ADMA Group has been appointed the builder for maintenance works to address the stormwater flow, replace cracked pavements and ensure there is wheelchair access to the kerbing of..