The time-honoured tradition of sitting on the sills of Puffing Billy will make its long-awaited return to the iconic heritage railway from today. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today joined Member for Monbulk James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing to..
The Yarra Ranges community can soon boast about energy-resilient community buildings, an international-level pump track as well as upgraded playspaces, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. On behalf of Local Government Minister Shaun Leane, Member for Monbulk James Merlino today announced that Yarra..
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Volunteering Awards, which celebrate the extraordinary efforts of Victoria’s hard-working volunteers. The awards are an opportunity to recognise the incredible support volunteers have given to others during a difficult year – whether it’s delivering essential food relief and..
The Andrews Labor Government is supercharging the state’s zero emissions vehicle journey with $5 million for a fast-charging network and $3 million in new charging grants for local council and business fleets. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the funding along..
The Andrews Labor Government has ensured the future of one of Victoria’s most popular and iconic tourist attractions, Puffing Billy Railway, with a new $24.8 million Visitor Centre officially opened today. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula joined Member for Monbulk James..
The Lysterfield area will be able to enjoy top shooting action, with Victorian Amateur Pistol Association receiving funding from the Victorian Government to host the 2022 Pistol Australia National Titles at the Yarra Pistol Club in Lysterfield. Member for Monbulk today announced the event will..
Two more dangerous and congested level crossings in Melbourne’s outer-east have been removed months ahead of schedule this morning and two brand new train stations are now open – as Victoria gets closer to reaching the major milestone of 50 level crossings gone for good…
Young Victorians in the Yarra Ranges are among more than 71,000 young Victorians who explored exciting new worlds and built their literacy skills this year as part of the Premiers’ Reading Challenge, now in its seventeenth year. Victorian kids aged from pre-school to Year 10..
The Victorian Government will make sure that not one school student in Monbulk is left behind in the wake of the pandemic, with the state’s extraordinarily successful tutor program to continue until the end of 2022. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced today..
Better facilities are on their way for students at Sassafras Primary School with works commencing on an important upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced works are underway at Sassafras Primary School to upgrade the playground and..
The Andrew Labor Government’s signature Free TAFE initiative will grow to more than 60 courses in 2022 – giving more Victorians training for more jobs as the state moves through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced Certificate IV..
Safety for passengers and motorists along the Puffing Billy tourist railway attraction has been increased following a rail crossing upgrade at Menzies Creek. The crossing at School Road along the 40-kilometre tourist railway route between Belgrave and Gembrook Stations is now safer following an upgrade..
Schools in the Dandenong Ranges will receive a boost to undertake essential maintenance projects, with the Victorian Government funding hundreds of projects making the state’s schools better places to teach and learn. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced that four schools in the..
People in the Dandenong Ranges will be better protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to grants from the Andrews Labor Government to install more sunshades in schools, public areas and sports clubs. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today urged schools, community organisations..
Local cricket clubs and councils in Monbulk can now apply to develop or upgrade cricket facilities in the area, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced applications have opened for the third innings of..
Mater Christi College students have been recognised alongside the state’s best performing VCE students in the Premier’s VCE Awards. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today congratulated Lucy Fenton and Lillie Park Jenkinson on their outstanding achievement. • Lucy Fenton was recognised with an award..
The Victorian Government has announced more support for environmental volunteering and local communities by providing funding for vital Landcare jobs in Monbulk. The funding will deliver 80 Landcare facilitator jobs across the state for the next three years. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP said..
Victorian students in Years 9-11 in Monbulk are eligible to win $2,500 as they learn about Australian service people and their history through the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize. The annual competition run by the Victorian Government aims to build greater awareness of Australia’s war..