Category: 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 & 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

Liberals Scrambling On Opposition To North East Link

Another day, and the flip-flopping Liberal Leader has another position on the urgently needed North East Link. Despite making clear he won’t build the North East Link, Matthew Guy today told reporters that he “welcomes money for North East Link” announced in last night’s Federal Budget. This is in stark contrast to this time last […]

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

Giving Pascoe Vale Kids The School Facilities They Deserve

Students in Pascoe Vale will have the modern classrooms and school facilities they need to get the great education they deserve, thanks to a major upgrade by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $3 million to fund the first stages of upgrades at Pascoe […]

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

Creating More Kinder Places In Melbourne’s North

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring more kids in Craigieburn get to kindergarten with the opening of a new state-of-the-art, relocatable building. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today officially announced the new kindergarten at Newbury Child and Community Centre is ready for business, with an extra 66 four-year-old kindergarten places to be made […]

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

New Vertical Farm For CERES Preston

The Andrews Labor Government is helping CERES establish a new indoor vertical farm at its Preston depot and expand its organic food delivery service. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that CERES is the latest social enterprise to receive funding through the $1 million Social Impact Investment for Sustainability Program. […]

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

Works underway on O’Herns Road Interchange

Drivers across Melbourne’s north will soon benefit from safer journeys and less traffic congestion as construction gets underway on the O’Herns Road upgrade in Epping. Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said works were now underway on the first stage of the project, the O’Herns Road and High Street intersection upgrade. “This […]

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