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  • MERNDA RAIL EXTENSION FULLY FUNDED AND READY TO GO

    People living in Melbourne’s booming north will be connected to train services for the first time, with the Andrews Labor Government getting on with the Mernda Rail Extension. The Victorian Budget 2016/17 provides $588 million to fully fund and deliver the project.

  • WHITTLESEA TECH SCHOOL SITE TO BE IN EPPING

    The City of Whittlesea’s new cutting edge Tech School will be located at Melbourne Polytechnics in the heart of Epping. The Whittlesea (Epping Campus) Tech School’s industry focus will be medical and pharmaceutical technology and new energy, giving our local students an important skills boost in these growing sectors. Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green said she is thrilled the Whittlesea Tech School is taking shape and that Melbourne Polytechnics, Epping Campus has agreed to host the school

  • CONGESTION RELIEF FOR YAN YEAN ROAD

    The Andrews Labor Government is fixing one of the most congested and dangerous roads in Melbourne’s north with $131 million allocated to duplicate Yan Yean Road. As part of the 2016-17 Victorian Budget, Labor MP Danielle Green today confirmed that Yan Yean Road will expand from two to four lanes, between Diamond Creek Road and Kurrak Road. The 3.9km long duplication will also see upgrades to the River Avenue, Kurrak Road and Diamond Creek Road intersections.

  • MODERN BUILDINGS ON THE WAY FOR DIAMOND VALLEY COLLEGE

    Students at Diamond Valley College will enjoy more modern buildings, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to make Victoria the Education State. The Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green MP today announced $2 million from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget will go towards an upgrade to the school’s ageing facilities, ensuring students have the modern spaces they need to learn.

  • Victorian Budget 2016-17

    The Victorian Budget 2016/17 is all about delivering on the things that Victorians need the most: good hospitals and schools, reliable roads and public transport, and secure jobs in growing industries – in Melbourne and across regional Victoria.

  • MERNDA RAIL EXTENSION FULLY FUNDED AND READY TO GO

    People living in Melbourne’s booming north will be connected to train services for the first time, with the Andrews Labor Government getting on with the Mernda Rail Extension. The Victorian Budget 2016/17 provides $588 million to fully fund and deliver the project.

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Ambulance services

MS GREEN (Yan Yean) — I rise to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Ambulance Services. The action I seek is support for capital improvements for ambulance services in my electorate, in both the growth corridors and the established areas. I note with great pride that there was a significant amount of money, $140 million, allocated in the Victorian state budget to fix our ambulance system. Four years of crisis and neglect under the former coalition government has resulted in a situation where in my electorate you can get a pizza quicker than you can actually get an ambulance. For four years the community of Wallan pleaded to have an ambulance service established in that community. It did actually get some funding, but there was no imperative to move on delivering that ambulance branch. I note the response times for that branch since it opened. In quarters 3 and 4 of 2014–15 only 20.4 per cent of ambulances responding to code 1 incidents were arriving within the benchmark, whereas in the first quarter of this financial year it was 73.1 per cent, in the second quarter it was 74.8 per cent and in the current quarter it is 79.1 per cent. The average response time is now down to 11 minutes, which just goes to show what happens when you invest and do the right thing rather than neglect ambulance services. In particular the population of Mernda and Doreen, which is the size of Shepparton, badly needs its own ambulance branch. I know the Premier, who was previously a health minister, responded to the needs of the Whittlesea community when I tabled one of the largest petitions ever in this house, and in a timely manner an ambulance branch was provided in Whittlesea. In our previous term in government we provided an ambulance branch in Diamond Creek for the first time. However, things stalled over the last four years and now we see that response times in Nillumbik have actually declined. We need some action there. We need an expansion of services because Nillumbik is also being impacted by the growth in Mernda and Doreen. I urge the minister to act and provide a fair share of the capital to make sure that we have an improvement in response times in the electorate of Yan Yean.

Ambulance services

MS GREEN (Yan Yean) — I rise to raise a matter for the attention of the Minister for Ambulance Services. The action I seek is support for capital improvements for ambulance services in my electorate, in both the growth corridors and the established areas. I note with great pride that there was a significant amount of money, $140 million, allocated in the Victorian state budget to fix our ambulance system. Four years of crisis and neglect under the former coalition government has resulted in a situation where in my electorate you can get a pizza quicker than you can actually get an ambulance. For four years the community of Wallan pleaded to have an ambulance service established in that community. It did actually get some funding, but there was no imperative to move on delivering that ambulance branch. I note the response times for that branch since it opened. In quarters 3 and 4 of 2014–15 only 20.4 per cent of ambulances responding to code 1 incidents were arriving within the benchmark, whereas in the first quarter of this financial year it was 73.1 per cent, in the second quarter it was 74.8 per cent and in the current quarter it is 79.1 per cent. The average response time is now down to 11 minutes, which just goes to show what happens when you invest and do the right thing rather than neglect ambulance services. In particular the population of Mernda and Doreen, which is the size of Shepparton, badly needs its own ambulance branch. I know the Premier, who was previously a health minister, responded to the needs of the Whittlesea community when I tabled one of the largest petitions ever in this house, and in a timely manner an ambulance branch was provided in Whittlesea. In our previous term in government we provided an ambulance branch in Diamond Creek for the first time. However, things stalled over the last four years and now we see that response times in Nillumbik have actually declined. We need some action there. We need an expansion of services because Nillumbik is also being impacted by the growth in Mernda and Doreen. I urge the minister to act and provide a fair share of the capital to make sure that we have an improvement in response times in the electorate of Yan Yean.

Infrastructure Investment in Mernda

MS GREEN (Yan Yean) — (Question 7562) My constituency question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. The previous coalition government sat by and watched the population of Mernda and Doreen double without the immediate planning, let alone funding for construction to upgrade roads and to ease congestion in the area. On the other hand the Andrews government is getting it done, duplicating Yan Yean and Plenty roads. I ask the minister now that Yan Yean and Bridge Inn roads have become declared VicRoads arterial roads, what planning work is being done for the duplication of Bridge Inn Road? How will this necessary road work complement the government's investment in the Mernda rail extension, increase bus services, assist with the construction of the Mernda police station and the town centre in Mernda?

Infrastructure Investment in Mernda

MS GREEN (Yan Yean) — (Question 7562) My constituency question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. The previous coalition government sat by and watched the population of Mernda and Doreen double without the immediate planning, let alone funding for construction to upgrade roads and to ease congestion in the area. On the other hand the Andrews government is getting it done, duplicating Yan Yean and Plenty roads. I ask the minister now that Yan Yean and Bridge Inn roads have become declared VicRoads arterial roads, what planning work is being done for the duplication of Bridge Inn Road? How will this necessary road work complement the government's investment in the Mernda rail extension, increase bus services, assist with the construction of the Mernda police station and the town centre in Mernda?

Recognition of Service to Victorian Education awards

MS GREEN (Yan Yean) — I rise today to put on record my constituents' and my continuing appreciation of our educators in the Yan Yean electorate, in particular those teachers and support staff who have worked over decades in our education system. These dedicated men and women not only help educate our children but provide guidance and wisdom on a daily basis to our kids and in many circumstances over years of a student's life. We all have fond memories of a very special teacher who has made a difference in our lives or those of our children. I was so proud that among the teachers and support staff recognised across Victoria at the Recognition of Service to Victorian Education awards last week staff in my electorate were part of this recognition. They are Des Chapman from Laurimar Primary School, a fabulous school in Doreen, and the recently retired and effervescent Bente Stock, who was the principal at Whittlesea Primary School. Both these people have clocked up 40 years of service. Recognised from schools that were in the previous boundaries of the Yan Yean electorate were Brendan White, principal of the magnificent Diamond Valley Special Developmental School, for 45 amazing years, and Pauline Kubat, the founding principal of the now enormous Epping Views Primary School. The Recognition of Service to Victorian Education awards acknowledge the dedication and hard work of these teachers and staff, and we are really privileged in the Yan Yean electorate to have had these great teachers.

Recognition of Service to Victorian Education awards

MS GREEN (Yan Yean) — I rise today to put on record my constituents' and my continuing appreciation of our educators in the Yan Yean electorate, in particular those teachers and support staff who have worked over decades in our education system. These dedicated men and women not only help educate our children but provide guidance and wisdom on a daily basis to our kids and in many circumstances over years of a student's life. We all have fond memories of a very special teacher who has made a difference in our lives or those of our children. I was so proud that among the teachers and support staff recognised across Victoria at the Recognition of Service to Victorian Education awards last week staff in my electorate were part of this recognition. They are Des Chapman from Laurimar Primary School, a fabulous school in Doreen, and the recently retired and effervescent Bente Stock, who was the principal at Whittlesea Primary School. Both these people have clocked up 40 years of service. Recognised from schools that were in the previous boundaries of the Yan Yean electorate were Brendan White, principal of the magnificent Diamond Valley Special Developmental School, for 45 amazing years, and Pauline Kubat, the founding principal of the now enormous Epping Views Primary School. The Recognition of Service to Victorian Education awards acknowledge the dedication and hard work of these teachers and staff, and we are really privileged in the Yan Yean electorate to have had these great teachers.

Getting It Done For The Whittlesea Eagles

The Andrews Labor Government is getting it done for the Whittlesea Football Netball Club, by building new lights at AF Walker Recreation Reserve. Minister for Sport John Eren joined Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green in the Eagles’ hometown of Whittlesea today, where the Labor Government is providing $100,000 for new lighting at AF Walker Recreation Reserve. We’re listening to local clubs like Whittlesea, who say they need better lighting so that they can stage more training sessions for the growing number of players turning to grassroots sport. The Labor Government’s Country Football Netball Program is helping clubs all over regional Victoria and the outer suburbs build the facilities they need, install lights or complete ground or court resurfacing. Labor launched the program in 2005, because everyone deserves equal facilities. Since then, more than $22 million has been spent delivering 435 projects. Melbourne’s outer north is home to some of our biggest football and netball clubs – and top flight football and netball players, past and present. Tony Shaw, Blake Caracella, and Kate Maloney all learnt their trade in the north. The Victorian Budget 2016-17 includes an $8 million boost to the Country Football Netball Program. We’re also investing $22 million towards a Better Indoor Stadiums Fund, to build the venues where more than 450,000 Victorians play sports like basketball or netball each week. The AF Walker Reserve lighting project is being delivered in partnership with the Whittlesea City Council. Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren “We’re listening to local clubs, who say they need better lighting to stage more training sessions longer into the night. It’s how they attract more members and grow.” “The best facilities inspire more players to turn to grassroots sport, and that means healthier communities and a stronger state.” Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green “The Whittlesea Football Netball Club is a thriving local institution, and its players deserve the best facilities. That’s exactly what we’re delivering.”

Getting It Done For The Whittlesea Eagles

The Andrews Labor Government is getting it done for the Whittlesea Football Netball Club, by building new lights at AF Walker Recreation Reserve. Minister for Sport John Eren joined Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green in the Eagles’ hometown of Whittlesea today, where the Labor Government is providing $100,000 for new lighting at AF Walker Recreation Reserve. We’re listening to local clubs like Whittlesea, who say they need better lighting so that they can stage more training sessions for the growing number of players turning to grassroots sport. The Labor Government’s Country Football Netball Program is helping clubs all over regional Victoria and the outer suburbs build the facilities they need, install lights or complete ground or court resurfacing. Labor launched the program in 2005, because everyone deserves equal facilities. Since then, more than $22 million has been spent delivering 435 projects. Melbourne’s outer north is home to some of our biggest football and netball clubs – and top flight football and netball players, past and present. Tony Shaw, Blake Caracella, and Kate Maloney all learnt their trade in the north. The Victorian Budget 2016-17 includes an $8 million boost to the Country Football Netball Program. We’re also investing $22 million towards a Better Indoor Stadiums Fund, to build the venues where more than 450,000 Victorians play sports like basketball or netball each week. The AF Walker Reserve lighting project is being delivered in partnership with the Whittlesea City Council. Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren “We’re listening to local clubs, who say they need better lighting to stage more training sessions longer into the night. It’s how they attract more members and grow.” “The best facilities inspire more players to turn to grassroots sport, and that means healthier communities and a stronger state.” Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green “The Whittlesea Football Netball Club is a thriving local institution, and its players deserve the best facilities. That’s exactly what we’re delivering.”

Campaigns & Projects

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

Better Roads

Plenty Road Upgrade -Yan Yean Road Duplication-O'Herns Road Funding

Better Roads

Plenty Road Upgrade -Yan Yean Road Duplication-O'Herns Road Funding