Category: Media Release

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

Keeping Melbourne The Ultimate Sports And Events Capital

The Andrews Labor Government will ensure Melbourne remains the global home of sport and entertainment, by giving Melbourne Park the best facilities in the world. Treasurer Tim Pallas and Minister for Sport John Eren today announced $271.55 million to complete the third stage of the Melbourne Park redevelopment. Announced as part of the Victorian Budget […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Boost For Australia’s Most Popular Art Gallery

Australia’s most popular gallery – and now one of the world’s most visited – is set to continue its success thanks to a funding boost in the Victorian Budget 2017/18. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced that the Andrews Labor Government will invest $28.7 million over two years to support the NGV to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Funding Boost To Fast Track World-First MND Research

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $3 million towards a world-first project that will fast track drug discoveries to treat and fight Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The Government is partnering with the Cure for MND Foundation and the Florey Institute to deliver the project which will use a world-first drug screening platform and Nobel Prize […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

All Night Public Transport On Weekends Here To Stay

The Andrews Labor Government will make all night public transport on weekends a permanent feature of the world’s most liveable city. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined hospitality and healthcare workers today to announce $193.2 million over the next four years to make Night Network permanent. The landmark Night Network trial, a key election […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Ministers

Indonesian Bank Chooses Melbourne For Its Australian HQ

In a win for Victoria, Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) has chosen Melbourne as the home for its Australian headquarters, joining the growing list of international companies establishing head offices in Victoria. Meeting with representatives from Indonesia’s financial regulator Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK) and BNI, Treasurer Tim Pallas welcomed the announcement as a significant milestone in […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Frontline Police Numbers Keep Climbing

There are more sworn police officers in Victoria in every region across the state since the Andrews Labor Government came to power, according to the latest Victoria Police staffing report released today. This is before another 300 police officers start to hit the street next month as the Labor Government continues its record investment to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Backing Our Wangaratta SES Volunteers

The Wangaratta State Emergency Service (SES) unit will soon have the modern and safe facilities they need to help protect the community, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and Wangaratta SES members to announce $1.6 million from the Victorian Budget 2017-18 to […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Wangaratta Hospital Revamp To Treat Patients Sooner

More Wangaratta patients will get the critical care they need closer to home, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost to redevelop Wangaratta Hospital. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Health Jill Hennessy, Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and local residents to announce that the much-loved hospital would receive $15.2 million through […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Training And Support For Kinship And Foster Carers

For the first time foster carers and kinship carers will join to undergo comprehensive training to better support the children they care for. The Andrews Labor Government is developing an integrated training program which will address issues such as trauma informed care, how to manage difficult behaviours and de-escalation techniques. Carer KaFÉ; Kinship and Foster […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children