Category: Northern 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

Getting It Done: New Lanes Open On Citylink

Drivers will be able to access nearly nine kilometres of new lanes from 1 April 2017 as part of the widening CityLink Tulla project. From the early hours of Saturday morning, drivers heading to or from the CBD on CityLink between Flemington Road and the West Gate Freeway will now have an additional traffic lane […]

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

Boosting Education And Training In Greensborough

The Andrews Labor Government’s promise to reopen Melbourne Polytechnic’s Greensborough Campus has been celebrated at a community open day today. The TAFE reopened last month, returning higher education and training to the people of Greensborough and north-east Melbourne after it closed in 2013 because of Liberal budget cuts. Thanks to $10 million from the Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills, Northern Metropolitan Region

Expanding Kindergarten Places For Brunswick Families

The Andrews Labor Government is helping families in Brunswick access expanded kindergarten services at Hartnett House Integrated Children’s Centre. The completion of stage 1 has increased the licensed capacity from 94 to 126 places, including creating 11 new four-year-old kindergarten places. The $600,000 upgrade includes two new children’s rooms, a community room, an undercover courtyard, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children, Northern Metropolitan Region

A Super Saturday For Grazing Racegoers

Racegoers will enjoy a Super Saturday at the Flemington Racecourse today for the 2017 Grazing Trail & Cellar Door race meeting. The food and wine event forms part of the Super Saturday race meeting, which is being supported by a joint funding package of almost $440,000 from the Andrews Labor Government and the Victoria Racing […]

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

Labor Scores For Darebin Netballers

The Andrews Labor Government’s first new netball courts for Melbourne’s inner suburbs are now ready for action in Darebin. Minister for Sport John Eren joined Member for Preston Robin Scott today to officially open three new outdoor netball courts at the Darebin Community Sports Stadium in Reservoir. Netball is booming in Victoria, but more court […]

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