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RECORD AMBULANCE INVESTMENT TO PUT LILYDALE PATIENTS FIRST

The Andrews Labor Government will boost ambulance resources in Lilydale, giving paramedics the facilities and support they need to quickly respond to local emergencies. Lilydale will receive a new 24-hour team with 14 full-time equivalent paramedics and a new ambulance vehicle. The announcement is part..

STUDENTS RISE TO PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE

Hundreds of thousands of Victorian children have embraced Premier Daniel Andrews’ challenge to read more books. Education Minister James Merlino today visited Tecoma Primary School to celebrate the school’s participation in the 2016 Premier’s Reading Challenge. More than 230,090 participants from 3,206 schools, early childhood..

Building The Education State In Portarlington

Students at Portarlington Primary School are a step closer to enjoying the first-rate facilities they deserve. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today turned the first sod to start construction on the new $5.7 million project. The new school, which..

SLAM DUNK FOR MONBULK COLLEGE STUDENTS

Monbulk College students have scored a slam dunk with a swish new adjustable basketball hoop thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. It will be installed thanks to an $8,700 assist from the $16 million School Pride and Sports Fund, which helps strengthen community pride in..

PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST WITH PROJECTS IN THE YARRA RANGES

Residents in the Yarra Ranges will gain $1.6 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to build and improve community projects as population in the area grows. The funding is part of the $50-million Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF), designed to provide crucial facilities to..

Works Starts On Frankston School Upgrade

Students in Frankston will soon enjoy upgraded classrooms and better school facilities thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke today turned the first sod to start construction on the new $850,000 upgrade to Frankston Primary..

Building The Education State In Parkdale And Mentone

More than 600 primary school students are a step closer to getting the first-rate facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today turned the first sod to start construction on the new..

Building The Education State In Croydon

More than 600 secondary school students in Croydon will soon enjoy a new $18.4 million campus at Melba College thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane today turned the first sod on the..

Frog Bog Gets A Facelift

Silvan Primary School’s frog habitat learning area – or Frog Bog – is getting a $9600 upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino was delighted to announce the new funding as part of the School Pride and Sports Fund. The..

New App To Put People First During Emergencies

Whether it’s a flood, fire, storm, earthquake, tsunami or shark sighting, Victorians can now receive warnings for all emergencies through a single mobile phone app and phone number. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today launched the new VicEmergency app and new VicEmergency Hotline –..

Keeping Children Safe From Sexual Abuse

New resources for Victorian schools and parents will help keep students safe from sexual predators and abuse. They have been created to help parents, students and school staff identify the warning signs of sexual exploitation of children, including grooming, and how to respond to concerns..

Support For Mildura Residents After Freak Storm

Residents in Mildura and the wider Mallee region are being urged to take advantage of emergency relief assistance available to individuals and families affected by Friday’s freak storm. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited Mildura and Merbein to thank emergency service staff and..

Putting Bentleigh Students First

More than 700 primary school students in Bentleigh will benefit from a major upgrade at Coatesville Primary School, with building works now complete. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today visited the school to cut the ribbon on the $7.8..

Victoria To Benefit From Bushfire Mitigation Boost

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Deputy Premier James Merlino today announced $850,000 in funding for projects that will enhance bushfire mitigation in Victoria. Mr Keenan said the funding will be provided under the Commonwealth’s $15 million National Bushfire Mitigation Programme to better prepare..

New Fire Trucks Rolled Out In Time For Summer

Firefighters at CFA brigades around the state will have new heavy tankers and trucks to better protect Victorians in the coming fire season, thanks to a $33.5 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited Sunshine North manufacturer,..

Recognising Cool Schools At Design Awards

Sustainably designed workshops made from rammed earth and exposed timber at a training college in Somerville have been recognised with a Best School Project award at the 2016 Victorian School Design Awards. Minister for Education James Merlino presented the awards at an event in Melbourne..

New Gym, Food And Music Spaces For Point Cook Students

Students at Alamanda K-9 College now have a new gym, food technology spaces, music facilities and classrooms, with an $8 million upgrade now complete. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the Point Cook school to officially open the new facilities that will help the..

New School For Families In Preston

Families in Preston will soon have more choice for their children’s education, with the Andrews Labor Government reopening the former Preston Girls’ Secondary College as a new co-educational secondary school. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Preston Robin Scott today visited the former..