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Media Centre

Crime rate down in Nillumbik

Yan Yean MP Danielle Green has welcomed figures released by the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) that indicate a reduction of crime in the Nillumbik Shire. In the 12 months to 30 September 2017, the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) noted a 9.2 per cent decrease in offences from the same period last year. A number of different type of offences decreased in the 12 months to 30 September 2017 in the Nillumbik Shire, including: 1.7 per cent decrease in crimes against the person 11.8 per cent decrease in property and deception offences 1 per cent decrease in drug offences While these statistics are encouraging, the work is not over. The $2 billion Community Safety Statement is being rolled out and implemented with 3135 more police officers being recruited over 4 years. The Andrews Labor Government will continue to work side by side with Victoria Police to deliver the resources and powers they need to keep Victorians safe. Quote attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green MP “The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than ever in community safety, recruiting 3,135 new police over the next 4 years and I'm pleased that Nillumbik remains one of the safest places in Victoria.”  “I want to thank Victoria Police – each and every police officer, across all ranks of our local police force – for their unwavering focus and hard work.” “We are starting to see a decreases in the local crime rate overall but there is still more to do and we are committed to providing the resources Victoria Police need to keep people safe.”

Crime rate down in Nillumbik

Yan Yean MP Danielle Green has welcomed figures released by the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) that indicate a reduction of crime in the Nillumbik Shire. In the 12 months to 30 September 2017, the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) noted a 9.2 per cent decrease in offences from the same period last year. A number of different type of offences decreased in the 12 months to 30 September 2017 in the Nillumbik Shire, including: 1.7 per cent decrease in crimes against the person 11.8 per cent decrease in property and deception offences 1 per cent decrease in drug offences While these statistics are encouraging, the work is not over. The $2 billion Community Safety Statement is being rolled out and implemented with 3135 more police officers being recruited over 4 years. The Andrews Labor Government will continue to work side by side with Victoria Police to deliver the resources and powers they need to keep Victorians safe. Quote attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green MP “The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than ever in community safety, recruiting 3,135 new police over the next 4 years and I'm pleased that Nillumbik remains one of the safest places in Victoria.”  “I want to thank Victoria Police – each and every police officer, across all ranks of our local police force – for their unwavering focus and hard work.” “We are starting to see a decreases in the local crime rate overall but there is still more to do and we are committed to providing the resources Victoria Police need to keep people safe.”

Wallan kids benefit from School Breakfast Club

The Andrews Government’s expanded School Breakfast Clubs have now served more than three million meals across Victoria – giving children from families in need a healthier start to the day. Research has shown that since the program started, nine out of ten teachers have seen improved student concentration in the classroom, while seven out of ten teachers have noted improved attendance and more than eight out of ten teachers said they now had better relationships with their students. Ms Green said the Breakfast Club program had been an enormous success at Wallan Primary School. “Kids can’t get the best out of themselves without a decent breakfast. That is why the school’s breakfast club is so important for Wallan kids,” she said. “This program makes sure all kids have access to a nutritional breakfast which in turn helps their concentration and participation in class,” Ms Green said. “My fear is the Liberals and Nationals have indicated they want to cut programs like breakfast clubs if they win office in 2018,” she said. The delivery of the $13.7 million breakfast club commitment is another example of how the Andrews Government is tackling disadvantage and making things fair so that all children can reach their potential, regardless of their background or circumstances. Minister for Education, James Merlino, said the program was making a real difference in many schools across Victoria. “Students with a full stomach do better at school, it’s that simple. That’s why School Breakfast Clubs are so important,” Mr Merlino said.00

Wallan kids benefit from School Breakfast Club

The Andrews Government’s expanded School Breakfast Clubs have now served more than three million meals across Victoria – giving children from families in need a healthier start to the day. Research has shown that since the program started, nine out of ten teachers have seen improved student concentration in the classroom, while seven out of ten teachers have noted improved attendance and more than eight out of ten teachers said they now had better relationships with their students. Ms Green said the Breakfast Club program had been an enormous success at Wallan Primary School. “Kids can’t get the best out of themselves without a decent breakfast. That is why the school’s breakfast club is so important for Wallan kids,” she said. “This program makes sure all kids have access to a nutritional breakfast which in turn helps their concentration and participation in class,” Ms Green said. “My fear is the Liberals and Nationals have indicated they want to cut programs like breakfast clubs if they win office in 2018,” she said. The delivery of the $13.7 million breakfast club commitment is another example of how the Andrews Government is tackling disadvantage and making things fair so that all children can reach their potential, regardless of their background or circumstances. Minister for Education, James Merlino, said the program was making a real difference in many schools across Victoria. “Students with a full stomach do better at school, it’s that simple. That’s why School Breakfast Clubs are so important,” Mr Merlino said.00

Making access to legal services fairer in Whittlesea

The Andrews Government today announced Whittlesea Community Connections Inc will receive a funding boost to provide legal services to disadvantaged residents. Labor MPs Danielle Green, Bronwyn Halfpenny and Lily D’Ambrosio said $200,000 of extra funding over two years will assist Whittlesea Community Connections to provide vital legal assistance to vulnerable people in the northern suburbs. Whittlesea Community Connections will use part of the funds to extend the hours of two part-time outreach lawyers to expand and diversify Whittlesea Community Connections' outreach services. In addition, they will employ a family violence lawyer to continue to expand family violence legal assistance and provide community legal education on family violence. Ms Green said the funding was needed to ensure people from disadvantaged backgrounds can access legal advice when needed. “We’re proud to be delivering this funding to Whittlesea Community Connections because it will help to improve access to legal services in our community and deliver more support to those who need it most,” Ms Green said. Ms Halfpenny said Whittlesea Community Connections had a proven record helping people with legal advice. “I congratulate Whittlesea Community Connections on their successful application, and thank them for its hard work and dedication to people living in the northern suburbs,” Ms Halfpenny said. Ms D’Ambrosio said the Andrews Government is making access to justice easier and fairer by supporting community legal centres across the state. “This funding will help community legal centres to deliver more family violence and legal support services to vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians,” Ms D’Ambrosio said. Whittlesea Community Connections is one of 38 community legal centres across Victoria to successfully apply for a grant under the funding programs, including the Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund, the Family Violence Duty Lawyer Fund, and the Community Legal Centre Family Violence Fund. The grants – totalling $8.9 million – will help support more than 100,000 Victorians each year with free advice and support on a range of legal matters including family violence proceedings and family law disputes.   Media contact Brian O’Connor 9432-9782 | brian.o’connor@parliament.vic.gov.au

Making access to legal services fairer in Whittlesea

The Andrews Government today announced Whittlesea Community Connections Inc will receive a funding boost to provide legal services to disadvantaged residents. Labor MPs Danielle Green, Bronwyn Halfpenny and Lily D’Ambrosio said $200,000 of extra funding over two years will assist Whittlesea Community Connections to provide vital legal assistance to vulnerable people in the northern suburbs. Whittlesea Community Connections will use part of the funds to extend the hours of two part-time outreach lawyers to expand and diversify Whittlesea Community Connections' outreach services. In addition, they will employ a family violence lawyer to continue to expand family violence legal assistance and provide community legal education on family violence. Ms Green said the funding was needed to ensure people from disadvantaged backgrounds can access legal advice when needed. “We’re proud to be delivering this funding to Whittlesea Community Connections because it will help to improve access to legal services in our community and deliver more support to those who need it most,” Ms Green said. Ms Halfpenny said Whittlesea Community Connections had a proven record helping people with legal advice. “I congratulate Whittlesea Community Connections on their successful application, and thank them for its hard work and dedication to people living in the northern suburbs,” Ms Halfpenny said. Ms D’Ambrosio said the Andrews Government is making access to justice easier and fairer by supporting community legal centres across the state. “This funding will help community legal centres to deliver more family violence and legal support services to vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians,” Ms D’Ambrosio said. Whittlesea Community Connections is one of 38 community legal centres across Victoria to successfully apply for a grant under the funding programs, including the Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund, the Family Violence Duty Lawyer Fund, and the Community Legal Centre Family Violence Fund. The grants – totalling $8.9 million – will help support more than 100,000 Victorians each year with free advice and support on a range of legal matters including family violence proceedings and family law disputes.   Media contact Brian O’Connor 9432-9782 | brian.o’connor@parliament.vic.gov.au

More Funding For Wallan

State Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes will next week mark the start of works on the Wallan Town Centre Redevelopment Project. This transformational project is possible through an Andrews Labor Government investment of $3.7 million.  When complete the new town centre will create up to 60 jobs in retail and hospitality and improve the central shopping precinct for the growing community. This project will make improvements to the entrance to the town centre, increase pedestrian safety, vehicle access, and enhance the overall amenity of the central precinct.  These changes will attract more local and diverse businesses that will make shopping locally easier and more attractive to the community.  The project includes: Construction of a new town square and library plaza Improved access to car parking spaces and a new pedestrian crossing on the Northern Highway Car parking at Hadfield Park and new lighting and tree planting Footpaths, car parking, lighting, landscaping and drainage works on Wellington Street Beautification of the Avenue of Honour in High Street Ms Symes and Ms Green also announced further funding of $895,000 from the Growing Suburbs Fund for Mitchell Shire Council: $670,000 for the Wallan Neighbourhood Off Road Connection to deliver better pedestrian and cyclist access along Watson Street and into the Wallan Town Centre through the construction of an off-road shared trail to improve safety and access for all community members. $225,000 towards the Connecting Neighbourhoods and Families project – which will upgrade pocket parks to bring communities together, the project will deliver upgraded play spaces and social spaces to improve local safety and connection. Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green “The Wallan Town Centre Redevelopment Project is increasing the town’s appeal as a shopping destination for locals and visitors alike and will create 60 new jobs.” Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes “The Wallan redevelopment is another positive step for the town.  The Andrews Government is making a series of key investments in Wallan, supporting economic development and improving liveability.”

More Funding For Wallan

State Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes will next week mark the start of works on the Wallan Town Centre Redevelopment Project. This transformational project is possible through an Andrews Labor Government investment of $3.7 million.  When complete the new town centre will create up to 60 jobs in retail and hospitality and improve the central shopping precinct for the growing community. This project will make improvements to the entrance to the town centre, increase pedestrian safety, vehicle access, and enhance the overall amenity of the central precinct.  These changes will attract more local and diverse businesses that will make shopping locally easier and more attractive to the community.  The project includes: Construction of a new town square and library plaza Improved access to car parking spaces and a new pedestrian crossing on the Northern Highway Car parking at Hadfield Park and new lighting and tree planting Footpaths, car parking, lighting, landscaping and drainage works on Wellington Street Beautification of the Avenue of Honour in High Street Ms Symes and Ms Green also announced further funding of $895,000 from the Growing Suburbs Fund for Mitchell Shire Council: $670,000 for the Wallan Neighbourhood Off Road Connection to deliver better pedestrian and cyclist access along Watson Street and into the Wallan Town Centre through the construction of an off-road shared trail to improve safety and access for all community members. $225,000 towards the Connecting Neighbourhoods and Families project – which will upgrade pocket parks to bring communities together, the project will deliver upgraded play spaces and social spaces to improve local safety and connection. Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green “The Wallan Town Centre Redevelopment Project is increasing the town’s appeal as a shopping destination for locals and visitors alike and will create 60 new jobs.” Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes “The Wallan redevelopment is another positive step for the town.  The Andrews Government is making a series of key investments in Wallan, supporting economic development and improving liveability.”

Campaigns & Projects

North-East Link

North East-Link Construction and Benefits Planning in the form of engineering investigations and community consultation will commence in mid-2017, with planning approval and procurement to take place in 2018 with construction to start under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. North East Link is estimated to carry around 100,000 vehicles a day upon completion, linking growth areas in Melbourne’s north, south-east and west.

North-East Link

North East-Link Construction and Benefits Planning in the form of engineering investigations and community consultation will commence in mid-2017, with planning approval and procurement to take place in 2018 with construction to start under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. North East Link is estimated to carry around 100,000 vehicles a day upon completion, linking growth areas in Melbourne’s north, south-east and west.

Building The Education State

Two New Tech Schools - Diamond Valley College - Yarrambat Park Primary School - Other Schools Being Upgraded

Safer Communities

Mernda Police Station - Keeping Victoria Safe - Action on Family Violence

Safer Communities

Mernda Police Station - Keeping Victoria Safe - Action on Family Violence

Better Public Transport

Mernda Rail - Hurstbridge Line Duplication - Better Buses