Category: Northern Metropolitan Region

Building A New Epping North School Brick By Brick

The Andrews Labor Government is giving families in Epping North the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny today turned the first sod on the brand new Edgars Creek Secondary College. The $12 million project will build a state-of-the art science, technology, engineering and maths […]

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

Helping Young Jobseekers Spread Their Wings

More young jobseekers in Melbourne’s north-western suburbs are finding meaningful employment thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s flagship Jobs Victoria program. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Member for Essendon Danny Pearson joined workers and staff from Wingate Avenue Community Centre at the Hyatt Place in Essendon Fields today – one of many […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment, Northern Metropolitan Region

New Bell Street Bridge Opens

The new Bell Street Bridge is open to traffic, providing a safer and less congested connection to Strathmore and the CityLink Tullamarine Freeway. Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan announced the opening of the new bridge – part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.3 billion CityLink Tulla Widening Project. The bridge gives drivers a smoother and […]

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

Bigger Northern Hospital Means Better Care

The health needs of Melbourne’s rapidly growing northern suburbs will soon be much better met, thanks to a major expansion of the Northern Hospital. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $162.7 million to upgrade the hospital, with an increase in operating theatres and additional beds that will allow an estimated 10,000 more patients to be […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Northern Metropolitan Region

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

Our Mernda Rail extension is no small thing.

Found this out yesterday… Excluding the City Loop, when was the last time a Melbourne rail line was extended by three or more new stations? 87 years ago! Before the ballpoint pen was invented. Before Elvis was alive. Our Mernda Rail extension is no small thing. Three new stations. Thousands of new jobs. A brand […]

Categories: Facebook, Northern Metropolitan Region, Video

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

$7.4 Million Boost For Mernda Rail Project

The Andrews Labor Government has added a pedestrian overpass to the design of the brand new Mernda station that will be built as part of the extension of the South Morang line. Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio announced today that $7.4 million from the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) fund will go towards a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Suburban Development, Northern Metropolitan Region

Going Green: Irish Manufacturer Brings Jobs To Somerton

An Irish insulation manufacturer has officially opened its new facility in Somerton, creating 50 new jobs and setting new standards in energy efficiency. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan congratulated Kingspan at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony today. The Andrews Labor Government has worked with Kingspan to develop the Oherns Road factory – worth about […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment, Northern Metropolitan Region

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. Parliamentary Secretary for Public Transport Ros Spence joined Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny to officially open the $8.6 million facility today. The depot on High Street will be home for 50 buses operating on Smart Bus […]

Categories: Media Release, Northern Metropolitan Region, Parliamentary Secretary for Transport