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Supporting Our High-Achieving Students

High-achieving students in Victoria will soon have access to a new state-of-the-art facility, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $27.5 million to build a new, co-educational Centre for Higher Education Studies next to Melbourne High..


The Andrews Labor Government is giving more grassroots clubs in Monbulk another chance to own life-saving defibrillators and receive emergency training. James Merlino MP today announced sport and recreation clubs across Monbulk have one final opportunity to apply to the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and..

Budget Boost For Wonthaggi SES Volunteers

A significant step towards new Victoria State Emergency Service facilities in Wonthaggi has been taken thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited Wonthaggi today to announce the Victorian Budget 2018/19 provided $2 million for VICSES to acquire new land..

Work Starts On New Wonthaggi Secondary College

South Gippsland secondary students are a step closer to getting a new school with world-class facilities, with construction now underway on the rebuild of Wonthaggi Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino today turned the sod on the $32.5 million project to completely rebuild the..

Unprecedented Investment For Yarra Ranges Secondary Schools

Kids across the Yarra Ranges will get the world-class schools they deserve, as part of the biggest schools investment in the area’s history, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government has today announced that the Victorian Budget 2018/19 will invest almost $50 million..

Backing our state’s emergency services

Emergency services workers and volunteers will get the equipment and facilities they need to keep Victorians safe, as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19. More than $43 million will go towards upgrading and building new Country Fire Authority (CFA), State Emergency Service (SES) and Life Saving..

Better local schools for families

Students across Victoria will have better classrooms and new schools in our growing suburbs and towns, with the largest investment in school buildings in our state’s history. The Andrews Labor Government is investing a record $1.25 billion as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to build and..

Investing in people to build our state

Victorians will get the skills they need for good, secure jobs building our state and caring for our community, with the biggest change to TAFE and skills training in Victoria’s history. The Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in major road and rail projects, new schools and..

Giving every child the chance to succeed

All Victorian students will be supported to get a great education, stay in school and learn the skills they need for the future. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 invests $26 million to enhance vocational education in schools and $50 million to deliver up to 1,700 Head Start Apprenticeships and..


Wandin Recreation Reserve will share in the biggest investment in women’s and community sport in Victoria’s history thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Wandin Recreation Reserve will receive $1 million to build a new multi-purpose sporting and community pavilion, which will cater for the growing..

Emergency Volunteers To Share In $13.34m In Grants

Volunteer emergency-service groups can apply for Andrews Labor Government grants of up to $150,000 to help buy operational equipment and fund minor facility upgrades. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino announced today that applications are open for the 2018-19 round of Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment..

New Science Building And Stadium For Melba College

Students in Melbourne’s outer east will soon have the first-rate sports, science and arts facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.   Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Melba College in Croydon to announce the school will get $11.05 million in the..

New Gippsland Tech School Opens

Students from eight secondary schools in Gippsland now have access to the latest technology and innovative learning programs, with the opening of the new Gippsland Tech School. Minister for Education James Merlino today joined Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney to officially open the..

New Cutting-Edge Building For Latrobe Valley Kids

Students in Yallourn North have a modern state-of-the-art building, thanks an innovative new Andrews Labor Government school building program. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Yallourn North Primary School to officially open its new architect-designed modular building. Within 9 months of announcing funding, the..


Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP, today announced that small business operators in the Belgrave area will be able to access support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits on Tuesday, 22 May 2018. The Andrews Labor Government doubled its mobile support..


New facilities will be built at Olinda Precinct as part of a major $2.95 million upgrade of the former Olinda Golf Course announced today by the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will provide $2.95 million for the next stage of the Olinda Precinct,..

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..


Families in Belgrave can have peace of mind knowing local paramedics now have the facilities they need to respond to emergencies faster with the opening of a state-of-the-art ambulance branch. Deputy Premier and Member for Monbulk James Merlino today officially opened the new $1.7 million..