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Slam Dunk For Students And Sports At Montmorency

Montmorency families will get a great local school – and the world-class sporting facilities – they deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver a new sporting stadium at Montmorency Secondary College. Labor will invest more than $16.1 million to build the major new..

Building The Best School Facilities For Monbulk

Monbulk families are a step closer to getting the first-rate facilities they deserve, with construction of major upgrades on track at Monbulk College, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Monbulk College to inspect progress on the $19 million..

New School Buildings And Sports Area In Greensborough

Students in Greensborough now have the modern classrooms, sporting facilities and buildings they need for a first-rate education, thanks to a $10 million upgrade by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bundoora Colin Brooks today visited Greensborough Secondary College..

Program Boosted To Keep More Kids In School

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding an important program to engage students at risk of disengagement from school, with three new recipient areas unveiled today. Visiting Lowana College in Newborough, Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing announced the school..

Delivering A Great Local School For Churchill

Churchill families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to upgrade Churchill Primary School. Labor will invest more than $2.6 million to demolish Block A, which is the school’s main teaching and administration block. Its tired old..

FREE TAFE ON SHOW AT BOX HILL INSTITUTE OPEN DAY

Students from across Monbulk can find out more about the free courses being offered by Box Hill Institute at its Lilydale Lakeside campus Open Day on Sunday September 16 from 10am to 3pm. Member for Monbulk James Merlino encouraged anyone looking to gain new skills..

Delivering A Great Local School For Bentleigh

Bentleigh families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver a massive upgrade to Tucker Road Bentleigh Primary School. Labor will invest more than $4.5 million for a new building that will house state of the..

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..