Category: Eastern Metropolitan Region

New Facilities For Students In Melbourne’s East

Families in Melbourne’s east are one step closer to receiving first rate school facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane today visited Sacred Heart Primary School to review the designs for a $2.7 million upgrade. Relocatable buildings will be demolished and twelve […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Media Release, Minister for Education

Supporting our growing suburbs

The Andrews Labor Government is working to meet the needs of Victorians living in Melbourne’s growing suburbs. The Growing Suburbs Fund will receive $50 million over two years to help build important community projects across Melbourne’s outer suburbs. The Fund is vital in delivering long-term projects and will give councils more time to plan and […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Media Release, Northern Metropolitan Region, South Eastern Metropolitan Region, Southern Metropolitan Region, Western Metropolitan Region

Backing Our SES Volunteers In Emerald

Some of the busiest State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers in the state, Emerald SES, will soon have a brand new unit, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited Emerald SES to announce $1.8 million to build the new modern facility, as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18. This […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

New South Warrandyte Fire Station Opens

A new fire station for South Warrandyte was officially opened by Emergency Services Minister James Merlino today. With improved facilities and more space, the South Warrandyte Fire Brigade is well equipped to continue keeping this community safe. The new $6.8m building is staffed 24 hours a day and will help the brigade deal with increased […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services, Northern Metropolitan Region

Neighbourhood Justice Centre Celebrates 10 Years

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre today celebrated its 10th anniversary of supporting the local community at a special event at the Melba Speigeltent in Collingwood. Since the centre opened its doors a decade ago, it has worked with local organisations and community members to tackle justice, crime and safety issues in the City of Yarra. Opened […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Location, Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Justice

Building School Pride In Ferny Creek

Families in Ferny Creek are a step closer to getting the first-rate school facilities their children deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Ferny Creek Primary School to announce that the school will receive $285,000 from the School Pride and Sports Fund to build a roof for the […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Location, Media Release, Minister for Education

Major Upgrades For Box Hill And Brighton Libraries

Two Melbourne libraries will undergo refurbishments thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. The Box Hill Library will benefit from a grant of $258,000 to help create new reading and study facilities and make the library easier to use including the provision of a new flexible space for library programs. As the […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Media Release, Minister for Local Government, Southern Metropolitan Region

The level crossings at Blackburn Road and Heatherdale Road are now gone.

The level crossings at Blackburn Road and Heatherdale Road are now gone. That’s 10 down, and 40 to go. This is what progress looks like.

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Facebook, Video

Warrandyte Bridge Upgrade Expressions Of Interest Open

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for expressions of interest to widen Warrandyte Bridge and relieve pressure on one Melbourne’s most dangerous and congested bottlenecks. Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan and VicRoads are seeking applications from construction companies for the $5.1 million upgrade, which will expand the bridge to three lanes. The upgrade includes the […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Semi-Autonomous Cars To Be Trialled On EastLink

The Andrews Labor Government is working with the Australian Road Research Board in conjunction with La Trobe University and ConnectEast to test cars with driver-assistance technology on the motorway as part of an 18-month trial. The first of its kind research project will assess the use of semi-autonomous cars with safety features such as lane […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety