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NEW EARLY LEARNING CENTRE FOR CHILDREN IN DONNYBROOK

The Victorian Government is helping families in Donnybrook give their children the best start to life with a new early learning centre close to home. A new two-room kindergarten is being built for the Donnybrook community on Eucalyptus Drive ─ increasing capacity for kinder children in the growing area by 132 places. The kindergarten is being delivered with City of Whittlesea on the site of Hume Anglican Grammar. It is being built using modular construction and will be ready for new enrolments in 2022. In a significant boost for the sector, the Government is fully funding the cost of delivering kindergartens using modular construction across the state ─ ensuring more kindergarten places are available in Victoria’s fastest-growing areas. The new Donnybrook kindergarten will provide high-quality indoor and outdoor learning environments for local children as well as help to respond to the demand for additional kindergarten places as part of the landmark Three-Year-Old Kindergarten reform and rapid population growth. Kindergartens that are delivered using modular construction are built in a factory, with installation and commissioning occurring on site ─ reducing construction time compared to traditional on-site construction. The new Wallan East Family and Children’s Centre in Mitchell Shire, which was supported by a $2.3 million Growing Suburbs Fund grant, was also constructed using a similar modular approach and opened for families in early 2021. In an Australian-first, the Government is investing almost $5 billion this decade to provide three-year-old children with access to an additional year of funded kindergarten programs. From 2022, three-year-old children across the state will have access to at least five hours of kindergarten. Services will then scale up their hours to reach the full 15-hour program by 2029. As part of the Three-Year-Old Kindergarten roll-out, the Victorian Budget 2021/22 has invested $1.68 billion to build and expand kindergarten facilities across the state over this decade. Quote attributable to Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt “Making Victoria the Education State starts in the early years – that’s why we’re delivering unprecedented investment in the first years of our kids’ education.” “Creating more places for children to attend kindergarten and ensuring they have access to the best facilities across Victoria is vital to making sure they receive a world-class education in the early years.” Quote attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green “We are investing in the educational future of our next generation of learners to ensure they can access the best education close to home in Donnybrook.”

NEW EARLY LEARNING CENTRE FOR CHILDREN IN DONNYBROOK

The Victorian Government is helping families in Donnybrook give their children the best start to life with a new early learning centre close to home. A new two-room kindergarten is being built for the Donnybrook community on Eucalyptus Drive ─ increasing capacity for kinder children in the growing area by 132 places. The kindergarten is being delivered with City of Whittlesea on the site of Hume Anglican Grammar. It is being built using modular construction and will be ready for new enrolments in 2022. In a significant boost for the sector, the Government is fully funding the cost of delivering kindergartens using modular construction across the state ─ ensuring more kindergarten places are available in Victoria’s fastest-growing areas. The new Donnybrook kindergarten will provide high-quality indoor and outdoor learning environments for local children as well as help to respond to the demand for additional kindergarten places as part of the landmark Three-Year-Old Kindergarten reform and rapid population growth. Kindergartens that are delivered using modular construction are built in a factory, with installation and commissioning occurring on site ─ reducing construction time compared to traditional on-site construction. The new Wallan East Family and Children’s Centre in Mitchell Shire, which was supported by a $2.3 million Growing Suburbs Fund grant, was also constructed using a similar modular approach and opened for families in early 2021. In an Australian-first, the Government is investing almost $5 billion this decade to provide three-year-old children with access to an additional year of funded kindergarten programs. From 2022, three-year-old children across the state will have access to at least five hours of kindergarten. Services will then scale up their hours to reach the full 15-hour program by 2029. As part of the Three-Year-Old Kindergarten roll-out, the Victorian Budget 2021/22 has invested $1.68 billion to build and expand kindergarten facilities across the state over this decade. Quote attributable to Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt “Making Victoria the Education State starts in the early years – that’s why we’re delivering unprecedented investment in the first years of our kids’ education.” “Creating more places for children to attend kindergarten and ensuring they have access to the best facilities across Victoria is vital to making sure they receive a world-class education in the early years.” Quote attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green “We are investing in the educational future of our next generation of learners to ensure they can access the best education close to home in Donnybrook.”

PERSONAL STATEMENT FROM DANIELLE GREEN

The pandemic has been a challenging experience for all of us. My family and I are no exception to that. In the past twelve months my husband has had multiple surgeries, and despite our best post-operative efforts we have just been informed that he will need to undergo further surgeries in the next month. While caring for my husband, my own health has taken a down-turn and I have been hospitalised twice in the past month. Through this difficult time for our family, I have continued to serve my community and fulfill my portfolio responsibilities as the Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria and for Sport. However, in consultation with my family, I have made the decision to take a period of personal leave – to care for my husband and take the time I need to recover my own health. I love my job and the Yan Yean community. My desire to work hard to deliver for all my constituents remains as strong as when I was first elected. My electorate staff will continue their great work supporting the people of Yan Yean. They will be supported by my colleague the Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes. I thank the many health and medical professionals who have supported me and my family throughout this period, especially the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. I am grateful to each and every one of them for the work they do every day for families like mine. I ask for privacy for myself and my family during this period, and look forward to reconnecting with friends and the Yan Yean community when I return to work in October.

PERSONAL STATEMENT FROM DANIELLE GREEN

The pandemic has been a challenging experience for all of us. My family and I are no exception to that. In the past twelve months my husband has had multiple surgeries, and despite our best post-operative efforts we have just been informed that he will need to undergo further surgeries in the next month. While caring for my husband, my own health has taken a down-turn and I have been hospitalised twice in the past month. Through this difficult time for our family, I have continued to serve my community and fulfill my portfolio responsibilities as the Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria and for Sport. However, in consultation with my family, I have made the decision to take a period of personal leave – to care for my husband and take the time I need to recover my own health. I love my job and the Yan Yean community. My desire to work hard to deliver for all my constituents remains as strong as when I was first elected. My electorate staff will continue their great work supporting the people of Yan Yean. They will be supported by my colleague the Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes. I thank the many health and medical professionals who have supported me and my family throughout this period, especially the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. I am grateful to each and every one of them for the work they do every day for families like mine. I ask for privacy for myself and my family during this period, and look forward to reconnecting with friends and the Yan Yean community when I return to work in October.

UPGRADES FOR SPORTING FACILITIES IN THE NORTH

Several sporting facilities in the North are among the 73 projects across Victoria to score a share in $22 million from the Victorian Government’s 2021...

CREATING JOBS AND CARING FOR YAN YEAN

The Andrews Labor Government is creating jobs and caring for the people of Yan Yean.

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Nillumbik Council: Fund netball facilities in Hurstbridge!

Nillumbik Shire Council has failed sporting women and girls of Hurstbridge and district. Council has known for years that it’s simply not good enough, for the only first division football and netball club in Nillumbik, to have the worst rooms in the Shire. No dedicated female friendly change rooms for football, cricket or netballers, and not even an accessible bathroom for patrons. And for years, netballers have lobbied council to fix inadequate, non-compliant and unsafe netball courts. I’ve done all I can to support them, but Council keeps dropping the ball. Timeline: October 2018 - the Andrews Labor Government allocates $150,000 towards a modest upgrade to female friendly facilities at the Hurstbridge clubrooms. Two years on, the money remains unspent. February 2020 – Nillumbik Council applies to Sport & Recreation Victoria for $375,000 to upgrade courts and lighting. I strongly backed the application along with Netball Victoria. Nillumbik failed to lodge all required documentation, so the application scored 0% in a competitive funding round. September 2020 – Nillumbik Council receives $705,000 from the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund for a $1.7 million project to upgrade sporting facilities in Graysharps Road, Hurstbridge. This $1.7 million project doesn’t include netball courts and lighting. Let’s tell Council that women and girls have waited long enough for female friendly change rooms, and long enough for courts and lighting. It’s time that Council gives Hurstbridge its fair share. It’s time that Council gives sporting women and girls their fair share. Therefore, this petition urges Council to expand the Graysharps Road Project to include the netball courts and lighting. *Photo taken before COVID-19

Nillumbik Council: Fund netball facilities in Hurstbridge!

Nillumbik Shire Council has failed sporting women and girls of Hurstbridge and district. Council has known for years that it’s simply not good enough, for the only first division football and netball club in Nillumbik, to have the worst rooms in the Shire. No dedicated female friendly change rooms for football, cricket or netballers, and not even an accessible bathroom for patrons. And for years, netballers have lobbied council to fix inadequate, non-compliant and unsafe netball courts. I’ve done all I can to support them, but Council keeps dropping the ball. Timeline: October 2018 - the Andrews Labor Government allocates $150,000 towards a modest upgrade to female friendly facilities at the Hurstbridge clubrooms. Two years on, the money remains unspent. February 2020 – Nillumbik Council applies to Sport & Recreation Victoria for $375,000 to upgrade courts and lighting. I strongly backed the application along with Netball Victoria. Nillumbik failed to lodge all required documentation, so the application scored 0% in a competitive funding round. September 2020 – Nillumbik Council receives $705,000 from the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund for a $1.7 million project to upgrade sporting facilities in Graysharps Road, Hurstbridge. This $1.7 million project doesn’t include netball courts and lighting. Let’s tell Council that women and girls have waited long enough for female friendly change rooms, and long enough for courts and lighting. It’s time that Council gives Hurstbridge its fair share. It’s time that Council gives sporting women and girls their fair share. Therefore, this petition urges Council to expand the Graysharps Road Project to include the netball courts and lighting. *Photo taken before COVID-19