Victoria’s iconic Puffing Billy will undergo major works to boost visitor numbers and bring more business to the region, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren and Member for Monbulk James Merlino have announced $8.2 million..
The Dandenong Ranges community will soon have access to a new cutting-edge multi-media and presentation centre, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Mater Christi College in Belgrave to announce an investment of $1 million to build a new..
Mooroolbark families will benefit from brand new school facilities. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Pembroke Primary School to mark the opening of two new buildings as well as upgrades to existing facilities as part of a $2.2 million investment. A new learning centre..
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a proposal to pipe recycled water to wine makers in the Coldstream and Gruyere area, to secure their water supply and help them produce more wine. Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Member for Monbulk James Merlino today met..
Families in the Yarra Ranges will have access to bigger and better kindergartens, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Deputy Premier and Member for Monbulk James Merlino today visited Kallista Kindergarten to officially open the new expanded centre, cutting a special paper-chain celebratory ribbon created..
Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP has today congratulated Leanne Fitzgerald who has been named a finalist in the outstanding practitioner category at this year’s Victorian Learn Local Awards. The awards recognise the contribution of the more than 300 Learn Local organisations and the staff..
Member for Monbulk James Merlino today met with local students who will participate in the 12th World Cup of World Mathematical Olympiad to be held in Beijing, China in August this year. The students from Billanook and Mooroolbark East Primary School will be challenged to..
The Andrews Labor Government has taken action to protect Upper Ferntree Gully’s stunning views of the Dandenong Foothills. State Member for Monbulk, James Merlino, today announced that Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has approved Amendment c162 to the Knox Planning Scheme that sets permanent, mandatory..
The Andrews Labor Government is funding new and improved cultural precincts to strengthen communities, attract visitors and support jobs. Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP, welcomed the opening of the 2017 Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts (CICP) program, which will help build, restore and enhance..
More Aboriginal Victorians will be able to play the sports they love in Monbulk with the Andrews Labor Government set to expand the popular Sporting Club Grants Program. State Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP, today encouraged applications from local clubs and community organisations for..
The Andrews Labor Government will help Monbulk commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans and educate the wider community about their service. State Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP today announced the opening of four veterans grant programs that will provide support for local projects in..
The Andrews Labor Government is giving the residents of Montrose a better town centre with improved health and community services. Member for Monbulk James Merlino today officially opened the Montrose Town Centre project, a major community upgrade in the area. A Growing Suburbs Fund project,..
Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP, today announced that the Andrews Labor Government is providing support to make sure young people at risk of disadvantage in Monbulk can continue their education and face a brighter future. Applications open today for a $1,100 Victorian Government scholarship,..
The Andrews Labor Government will build a new park with a playscape and sports oval at the old Olinda Golf Course, giving families a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Member for Monbulk James Merlino today announced that the Victorian Budget 2017/18 is investing to..
Families in the Yarra Ranges will benefit from upgrades to local schools, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Monbulk College and Upwey High School to announce an almost $18 million funding boost for school upgrades that will benefit..
Communities around Victoria are set to benefit from more Men’s Sheds, thanks to $879,000 in funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP said the grants will help communities provide a space for men to meet, reconnect and participate in their..
Families in Ferny Creek are a step closer to getting the first-rate school facilities their children deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Ferny Creek Primary School to announce that the school will receive $285,000 from the School..
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..