Media Centre

TOOL SHARE LIBRARY FUNDING BOOST

The Upwey Township group will receive a much needed funding boost to kickstart their own tool share library thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.   A $5000 investment from the Labor Government will help the Upwey Township Group expand their tool share service.   The..

Funding boost for natural disaster resilience in Victoria

Victoria’s resilience to natural disasters will be boosted by $9.1 million in joint Commonwealth and Victorian Government funding. Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus Taylor, who has responsibility for Commonwealth disaster assistance, said the funding is part of the jointly funded Commonwealth-State National..

Funding boost for natural disaster resilience in Victoria

Victoria’s resilience to natural disasters will be boosted by $9.1 million in joint Commonwealth and Victorian Government funding. Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus Taylor, who has responsibility for Commonwealth disaster assistance, said the funding is part of the jointly funded Commonwealth-State National..

New Emergency Management Commissioner Appointed

Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced the appointment of Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp APM as the state’s new Emergency Management Commissioner. Mr Crisp has almost 40 years experience in policing roles across regional and metropolitan Victoria and overseas, including key emergency..

World-Leading Pilot For Students With Disabilities

More than 100 schools across Victoria are taking part in a world-leading pilot to better assess the learning needs of students with disabilities and additional needs. Minister for Education James Merlino today unveiled the trial of the revolutionary approach to understanding the educational needs of..

New Fire Station Announced For Selby Volunteers

A new fire station will be constructed in Selby delivering a major boost to emergency services in the Dandenong Ranges thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited the volunteer Selby Fire Brigade today to announce the ageing station on..

New Community Pavilion more than a sporting venue

A new pavilion, complete with community meeting areas will be built to serve local sports clubs and groups across the Monbulk area. Member for Monbulk James Merlino today turned the first sod to mark the construction of the Monbulk Recreation Reserve pavilion.  The project received..

First Australian Meeting For Global Education Leaders

Education experts from around the world will gather in Melbourne next year for a summit which recognises Victoria’s world-leading approach to education. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the Asia Society Global Cities Education Network symposium will be coming to Victoria in 2019. The..

Delivering Great Local Schools For Frankston

From birth through to high school, Frankston families will get the world-class facilities and schools their kids deserve with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver the final stage of the Frankston North Education Precinct. The Labor Government has already invested $19.9 million for upgrades..

New Campus For Beveridge Primary School

Families in Beveridge will soon have greater access to primary school locations, with Beveridge Primary School getting a second campus thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the land of the new campus has now been purchased and..

CIAO YARRA VALLEY CIAO RECEIVES A FUNDING BOOST

The Yarra Ranges has secured the Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao event thanks to funding from the Victorian Government’s Regional Events Fund, giving potential tourists another reason to visit the Yarra Ranges. Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP, today announced that the Yarra Ranges will once..

VICTORIAN COMMUNITIES TAKING THE LEAD TO FIGHT FRUIT FLY

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to help local communities and the horticultural industry to tackle Queensland fruit fly (QFF) head on with the approval of another $1.6 million in on-ground grants. The program supports a coordinated and collaborative approach to QFF management in Victoria,..

FUNDING BOOST FOR KALLISTA SCOUT GROUP

Member for Monbulk James Merlino has provided a much needed boost to the 1st Kallista Scout Group.   The Andrews Labor Government will contribute $40,000 to the redevelopment of the Kallista Scout Hall.   Due to the current state of the building at the Kallista..

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..

Delivering A Great Local School For Gladstone Park

Gladstone Park families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government announcing on Friday it will deliver a massive upgrade to Gladstone Views Primary School. Labor will invest $3.1 million to transform tired old classrooms and facilities at..

Getting More Kids Into Sport And Physical Activity

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more students to be physically active by easing the financial pressures schools experience in relation to interschool sport. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 300 primary, secondary and specialist schools across Victoria will share in the $1.1 million..

Celebrating Victoria’s Longest-Serving Educators

Hundreds of Victorian teachers were recognised yesterday for their long-serving dedication to students and families at the Recognition of Service to Victorian Education awards. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated just under 400 staff being honoured for 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service..

Delivering A Great Local School For Monbulk

Monbulk families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver a massive upgrade to Monbulk Primary School. Labor will invest $7.1 million to build a brand-new library, a new grade 5 and 6 building and two..