Category: Deputy Premier

Demolition Works Pave Way For Brand New CFA Station

Edithvale is a step closer to receiving a new CFA station, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today donned their hard hats for a tour of the site, which will be transformed into a $3.35 million station with four vehicle bays. Mr Merlino […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Demolition Works Pave Way For New Prahran High School

Families in Melbourne’s booming inner suburbs will soon have access to a brand new school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Philip Dalidakis today visited the Prahran High School site to start the demolition of the existing seven storey building. The construction of the […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Education

Emergency Workers Receive Australia Day Honours

Twelve Victorian emergency service members have made the 2017 Australia Day Honours List for their dedicated service to the people of Victoria. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today congratulated the staff and volunteers receiving the prestigious medals in fire and emergency services. Nine staff and […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Digital Curriculum To Prepare Kids For Jobs Of Tomorrow

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins today marked the start of the new Digital Technologies curriculum with a tour of Taylors Lakes Primary School’s new Coding and Technology space. The space will be used by students and teachers from Taylors Lakes Primary and surrounding schools to hone their digital coding […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Education

Putting People First By Building School Pride

The Andrews Labor Government has released a world-first target to raise pride and confidence in government schools. Minister for Education James Merlino announced the target while visiting Northern Bay College’s Wexford Court campus this morning, where he turned the first sod to mark the start of construction of the $6 million regeneration project. The project […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Education

New Plan To Protect Animals in Emergencies

The Andrews Labor Government today launched a new Emergency Animal Welfare Plan to protect animals during natural disasters. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford launched the Plan with Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley and Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Charles Milne at the State Control Centre in Melbourne ahead of the upcoming fire season. Developed in line […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Emergency Services

Four New Schools For Melbourne’s Inner City Families

More than 5,000 new student places will be created for Melbourne families, with a further three new primary schools and a high school to be built in the inner city. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley today released the Docklands School Provision Review and Stage 2 of the Andrews […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Education

Future Secured For Oberon High School

Families in Geelong will soon have a new secondary school with Oberon High School to be relocated to a modern facility to be built at the Armstrong Creek Education Precinct. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the precinct site to announce the school’s relocation and see concrete poured for a new P-6 primary school […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Education, Western Victoria Region

Recognising Victorians Who Make Our Communities Safer

Victorians who have helped their communities become safer and better prepared for emergencies have been recognised at the 2016 Resilient Australia Awards ceremony in Melbourne. The national awards recognise local projects that help communities become more resilient before, during and after natural disasters, such as bushfires, heatwaves and storms. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

37 Level Crossing Removals Complete Or Underway By 2018

The Andrews Labor Government will have 37 level crossings removed or underway by 2018, with 11 more crossings today released to market after yesterday’s long term lease of the Port of Melbourne. Acting Premier James Merlino joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan to call for Expressions of Interest for two new major packages of […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release, Minister for Public Transport