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CRANBOURNE, GET READY FOR NEW LANES ON THE MONASH

Cranbourne drivers can look forward to some welcome relief, with more than 30 kilometres of new lanes opening on the Monash Freeway this week – under budget and two months ahead of schedule. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP to announce..

Upgrading The Cranbourne, Pakenham And Sunbury Lines

Passengers on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Sunbury lines will have more comfortable and reliable trains, more often thanks to the biggest rail corridor upgrade in Victoria’s history. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will provide $572 million to deliver further upgrades to Melbourne’s busiest rail corridor –..

Best Ambulance Response Time In Nine Years

Ambulance response times are the best in nine years thanks to record Andrews Labor Government investment into our ambulance services. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services today released the Victorian Health Services and Ambulance Victoria Performance Data for the March quarter, which also showed improved..

More Trains, Less Level Crossings

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver more trains, more often on three metropolitan lines while it gets on with removing the remaining level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong. The Labor Government is undertaking the biggest public transport overhaul in Victoria’s history and with previous infrastructure..

28 New Schools For Growing School Communities

Twenty-eight new schools accommodating more than 15,000 students will be built and planned for in the fastest growing parts of the state, giving families peace of mind that their kids will be able to go to a great local school, close to home. The Victorian..

Helping Victorians Bust Their Energy Bills

All Victorian households will receive a $50 bill busting bonus if they seek out a better electricity deal on Victoria’s Energy Compare website, potentially saving them hundreds of dollars. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will invest $48 million in the Power Saving Bonus – which is..

Victorian Jobs Growth Leads The Nation

Victoria’s employment growth is the strongest in the nation, with 333,900 jobs created since the Andrews Labor Government was elected. New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics released today shows that in March alone, 26,400 jobs were created in Victoria – compared to just..

PICK YOUR PROJECT IN CRANBOURNE

Locals in Cranbourne will be given the chance to nominate and decide on their own funding under a new community building fund, announced today by the Andrews Labor Government. The new grassroots democracy program, Pick My Project, will be backed by $30 million from the..

Barton Primary School leads on sustainability

The Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP has congratulated Barton Primary School for reducing its environmental impact through the Victorian Government’s ResourceSmart Schools program. The ResourceSmart Schools program has helped more than 1,300 Victorian schools save more than $21 million through energy, waste and..

UPGRADES FOR WOMEN’S FOOTY AT CASEY FIELDS

Casey Fields will be upgraded as part of the biggest investment in women’s and community sport in Victoria’s history. The Andrews Labor Government will invest $5 million to upgrade facilities for women’s footy at the ground – the home of the AFLW Melbourne Demons. The..

Extra Protection For Police And Emergency Workers

Tough new laws to protect our dedicated police and emergency service workers from harm and violence and crack down on offenders who use their cars as a weapon come into effect this week. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police and The Police..

LABOR KICKS IN TO BOOST GRASSROOTS SOCCER IN CRANBOURNE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local soccer clubs improve their facilities and encourage more locals in Cranbourne to play the world game. To ensure the world game continues to grow at the grassroots level, the Labor Government has announced a $2.5 million World Game..

New Laws To Protect Minors From Alcohol Harm

The Andrews Labor Government will ban alcohol advertising within 150 metres of all Victorian schools, as part of new measures to protect children, support consumers and reduce red tape. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today announced the restriction as part of major..

Real Madrid World Of Football To Kick Off In Melbourne

Victorians will be the first to see a new exhibition celebrating one of the world’s greatest football clubs, Real Madrid, when it makes its world debut in Melbourne in June. Brazilian football legend Ronaldo Nazário has arrived in Melbourne to promote the new exhibition, which..

Furthering Behavioural Change To Keep Families Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting victims of family violence by boosting programs that encourage perpetrators to change their attitudes and behaviour. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced the release of a new and enhanced men’s behaviour change program model, alongside more..

Headspace On Board For Schools Anti-Bullying Package

Australia’s leading youth mental health organisation, headspace, will deliver new targeted mental health programs for Victorian government schools as part of a new partnership with the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced headspace will deliver the $4.48 million mental health components..

Work To Start On Monash Stage Two This Year

The Andrews Labor Government will fast track early works on a massive new $711 million Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2, which will add 36 kilometres of new lanes to the Monash Freeway. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan today announced that the..

Better Facilities To Treat Mental Health And Addiction

Mental health and alcohol and other drug facilities across the state will get a facelift thanks to new funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Applications are open for the Labor Government’s Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Facilities Renewal Grants. The grants are drawn..