Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP is encouraging community groups in the Yarra Ranges to help protect the environment, with grants of up to $50,000 now available for conservation projects or habitat restoration. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio has announced the..
Victoria’s nation-leading creative industries will receive more support as creative workers and businesses continue to re-activate the sector with new projects and collaborations – including in the Yarra Ranges. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today called out to local creative workers and businesses to..
Victorians from low-income households can now access a one-off $250 payment to help with their energy bills, thanks to the Victorian Government’s new Power Saving Bonus. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced the new $250 Power Saving Bonus will be available to eligible..
The Andrews Labor Government through its Working for Victoria initiative is providing a boost for workers in creative industries with the first 37 creative professionals starting their work with kids in 32 government schools across Victoria. Working for Victoria will fund new jobs for more..
Monbulk students will be among those at 90 schools across the state to benefit from having maintenance works carried out at their school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced that schools across Monbulk will share in more..
The war on weeds in the Yarra Ranges has been given a boost with funding from the Victorian Government. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP has welcomed $35,248 funding from this year’s round of Local Government Victoria’s Roadside Weeds and Pests Fund. Local Government Minister..
The Andrews Labor Government has announced almost $200,000 in Wildlife Rehabilitator Grant funding for 75 of the state’s authorised wildlife shelters and foster carers. The grants provide wildlife rehabilitators with financial assistance to support and enhance their vital caring efforts for sick, injured and orphaned..
When the Andrews Labor Government was elected, we promised to put people first. As our state begins its recovery from the global pandemic, people will continue to be our priority. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 delivers on the investments that will see our community recover –..
Monbulk College students will be among those at 108 schools across the state to benefit from having maintenance works carried out at their school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced that Monbulk College will share in $6.59..
Businesses in the Yarra Ranges are being called on to build their digital capabilities as restrictions are eased with the launch of the Victorian Government’s Small Business Digital Adaptation Program. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP welcomed the launch of the program which will help..
Kristy Meese from the Belgrave Heights Christian School Early Learning Centre and the Alphabeenies Program at Pembroke Primary School have been named as a finalist in the Victorian Early Years Awards for their outstanding achievement in creating positive opportunities and educational outcomes. Member for Monbulk..
Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced 14 grants have so far been approved in the electorate under the second round of the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package. The successful organisations are: Yarra Valley Fly Fishers, The Hoddles Creek Cricket Club,..
An online community survey asking for feedback on a concept design for the new multi-deck car park at Belgrave Station shows that overall, local residents, traders and station users welcome the car park upgrade and want it delivered as soon as possible. The survey, which..
There are more opportunities for people living In Monbulk to get active and healthy with one local sporting club sharing in over $737,000 in funding from VicHealth for sports clubs across the state. The South Belgrave Junior Football Club has received a grant of $2,963..
The Victorian Government has delivered on its promise to ban lightweight plastic shopping bags in Victoria to reduce plastic pollution and help protect the environment. From November 1, the ban will apply to bags being provided at point of sale by all retailers, including supermarkets,..
A new state-of-the-art CFA station has officially opened in Selby, providing stronger emergency services for the community and better facilities for firefighters. Representing the Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville, Deputy Premier and Member for Monbulk James Merlino joined firefighters and community members..
The Victorian Government’s Solar Homes program is continuing to drive Victoria’s transition to more affordable household energy, with 46,000 installations of solar PV, solar hot water and solar batteries completed since the program’s launch. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today released new data showing..
Carers will now be able to enjoy more of what Victoria has to offer with half price weekday travel, free weekend travel and extra concessions, thanks to a massive funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP this week announced..