Category: Northern Metropolitan Region

Giving Young People A Voice In Melbourne’s North

A weekend forum in Northcote will provide a platform for young people in Melbourne’s north to have their say on matters that are important to them. Improving transport links, finding work and staying healthy will be on the agenda when the Northern Metropolitan Partnership’s youth forum kicks off at 9.30am on Saturday. Minister for Suburban […]

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

Delivering Leading Edge Facilities For Coburg

Coburg High School students now have the state-of-the-art facilities they need to achieve their best, thanks to a $1.9 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Education Minister James Merlino and Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn today visited Coburg High School to officially open the school’s facilities upgrade, featuring modernised classrooms and a brand […]

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

12 Months Of Trains On The Mernda Line

It’s been one year since the Andrews Labor Government returned rail services to Mernda, with passengers making more than 1.8 million trips on the line in 12 months. The Mernda line extension opening marked the return of the first passenger train to Mernda in almost 60 years, since the last diesel train ran to Whittlesea […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Northern Metropolitan Region

Congestion Busting In Melbourne’s North With Stage 2 O’Herns Road Upgrade

Tens of thousands of drivers in Melbourne’s north are a step closer to safer and quicker travel following the contract award for the second stage of the O’Herns Road Upgrade in Epping. VEC Civil Engineering has been awarded the contract to build new intersections at Edgars Road, Gateway Boulevard and Koukoura Drive with traffic lights. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Northern Metropolitan Region

New School Facilities For Northcote Students

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students in Northcote have the school facilities they deserve for a great education. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Northcote Kat Theophanous today visited Northcote High School to officially open its new state-of-the-art $5.2 million performance hub, with the Labor Government contributing $4.5 million towards the […]

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

Delivering A Great Local School For Macleod

Macleod families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver a massive upgrade to Macleod College. Labor will invest $4.9 million to upgrade Block A, which houses the science and counselling rooms. These tired old classrooms and facilities will be transformed to give students and staff […]

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

Boosting Self-Determination In Preston

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting self-determination – lifting the first mortgage on the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Cooperative Ltd (VACCA) in Preston. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins visited VACCA today to make the announcement, which the Cooperative full control of its property and the economic autonomy to grow and plan for its […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Metropolitan Region

Construction Blitz To Remove Buckley Street Level Crossing

Major construction work is set to get underway to make the dangerous and congested level crossing on Essendon’s Buckley Street a thing of the past. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan said works to remove one of Melbourne’s worst level crossings will improve safety and reduce travel time for local residents. Construction crews will work […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Northern Metropolitan Region

New Fund To Develop Markets For Recyclables

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new $2.5 million fund to help develop markets for Victoria’s recyclable waste, and boost research and development into recycling. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the Resource Recovery Market Development Fund in Craigieburn, where major road builder Downer is trialling an asphalt mix containing recycled plastic bags, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Northern Metropolitan Region

Work Starts On New High School In Preston

Students in Preston will soon have the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Preston Robin Scott today turned the first sod on the new $15.6 million Preston High School, replacing the former Preston Girls’ Secondary College on Cooma Street. The upgrade […]

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