Category: Eastern Victoria Region

Consultation Open On New Mallacoota Kindergarten

The local Mallacoota community are invited to have their say on the new kindergarten after the old building suffered significant damage during the bushfires. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today opened community consultation to find out what the community wants in their new kindergarten. The Victorian Government has […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Education

Clifton Creek Primary School To Be Rebuilt

The Victorian Government is delivering funding to ensure Clifton Creek Primary School is rebuilt after the community suffered the devastating loss of their school in the summer’s bushfires. Minister for Educaton James Merlino today announced more than $4.2 million for Clifton Creek Primary School, honouring a committment to rebuild the school. The rebuild will include […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Education

Latrobe Youth Space Development To Generate Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting young people across the Latrobe Valley and the Gippsland region with $4.3 million to design, develop and run the Latrobe Youth Space in Morwell. Minister for Youth Ros Spence today announced Kubale Constructions based in Warragul has been appointed as the head contractor to redevelop the Latrobe Youth Space, […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Youth

Hope Restart Centre Opens In East Gippsland

Victorians struggling with addiction issues will receive extra support to kick their dependency with the opening of a new alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation centre in Bairnsdale. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced the Hope Restart Centre – a 30 bed residential rehabilitation centre to help people deal with the devastating impacts of […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Better Schools In Fire-Affected Areas Of East Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading school facilities in bushfire-affected areas, with funding announced for five schools in East Gippsland. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Clifton Creek Primary School, Mallacoota P-12 College, Cann River P-12 College, Metung Primary School and Buchan Primary School will share in $1.3 million. Mallacoota P-12 College will receive […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Education

New Kinder Hub Opens In Morwell

Morwell families will have access to more kindergarten places thanks to a new one-stop-shop bringing together kinder, school and family services at a single location. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened the $6.5 million integrated children’s centre which is co-located at Morwell Central Primary School. The new facility delivers early childhood services such as […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Education

Groundbreaking Work To Store Carbon And Create Jobs

A groundbreaking way to help store carbon dioxide (CO2) is a step closer to reality with rock samples from beneath the seabed off Gippsland’s Ninety Mile Beach indicating the geology is suitable for the technology. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes said the successful drilling of an offshore appraisal well at the Pelican site in Bass […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Resources

Students To Get Mental Health Support After Bushfires

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students in areas worst hit by the summer’s bushfire have the mental health support they need. Minister for Education James Merlino announced the Mental Health Practitioners in Schools initiative will be rolled out to ten schools across East Gippsland – to ensure students impacted by this summer’s bushfires […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Education

A Permanent Kinder For The Mallacoota Community

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure a permanent solution is found for the Mallacoota Kindergarten, after its building suffered significant water damage after the bushfires. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced up to $2.5 million will be provided to establish or reinstate a purpose-built kindergarten building in Mallacoota, as soon as possible. The […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Education

Boosting Early Learning Facilities For Bairnsdale Families

Families living in Bairnsdale will have access to the upgraded and first-rate early learning facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Parliamentary Secretary Sonya Kilkenny today joined children and staff at Bairnsdale Kindergarten to officially open its upgraded facilities. Bairnsdale Kindergarten has upgraded its bathroom, laundry and change area to improve the building’s […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education