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ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS…

Diamond Valley MPs Vicki Ward and Danielle Green have teamed up with Nillumbik sporting clubs at Victoria’s Parliament to fight for more funding for local sporting clubs and community organisations in Melbourne’s north east. Leaders and players from the Diamond Valley Force Netball Association and the Diamond Valley Basketball Association together with Cr Grant Brooker, presented a petition to the Minister for Local Government, Marlene Kairouz on Thursday, seeking funding for improvements to the Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre and Diamond Creek Netball facilities. The North East Local MPs have also called on the Minister for Local Government to play Santa this year and deliver some much needed Christmas presents to Nillumbik through the Growing Suburbs Fund, to provide upgrades to sporting and recreational facilities.   The Members for Eltham and Yan Yean who share an electorate border in Diamond Creek have timed their contributions to the Parliament, speaking after each other supporting similar projects, putting questions, adjournments and statements together throughout this week to support local sporting clubs and community organisations. This concerted effort comes while at the same time Ms Green and Ms Ward have criticised the Nillumbik Shire Council for the poor quality of its sports funding applications to the Victorian Government and the Mayor’s obsession with side issues.  Ms Green was scathing of the Mayor Peter Clarke for not delivering on the core ‘bricks and mortar’ type projects that matter most to local residents and instead going on a rate-payer funded Christmas splurge of $150,000 for Christmas lights and tinsel. Member for Eltham Vicki Ward has pushed for funding for the Eltham Central Precinct Community Sports Hub in a recent adjournment in the Parliament, Ms Green raised with the Minister the importance of upgrades to Marngrook Oval. Both MPs have been petitioning, meeting and telling anyone who will listen about the need for funding for the Diamond Creek Netball Pavilion, Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre and the Diamond Creek-Hurstbridge Trail.     Quotes attributable to Danielle Green, Member for Yan Yean “I have been critical of Nillumbik Shire’s inability to identify, plan, fund and deliver vital sporting and community projects in recent months and for good reason.  That is why Vicki and I have teamed up with local sporting clubs and gone directly to the Minister for the funding so we can get the upgrades our communities deserve” Quote attributable to Vicki Ward, Member for Eltham  “I want to thank our wonderful local netballers and basketballers who are working so hard for the benefit of our community.  Improving local sporting facilities is so important in Nillumbik and I am proud that our clubs step up when the hard work needs to be done.”

ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS…

Diamond Valley MPs Vicki Ward and Danielle Green have teamed up with Nillumbik sporting clubs at Victoria’s Parliament to fight for more funding for local sporting clubs and community organisations in Melbourne’s north east. Leaders and players from the Diamond Valley Force Netball Association and the Diamond Valley Basketball Association together with Cr Grant Brooker, presented a petition to the Minister for Local Government, Marlene Kairouz on Thursday, seeking funding for improvements to the Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre and Diamond Creek Netball facilities. The North East Local MPs have also called on the Minister for Local Government to play Santa this year and deliver some much needed Christmas presents to Nillumbik through the Growing Suburbs Fund, to provide upgrades to sporting and recreational facilities.   The Members for Eltham and Yan Yean who share an electorate border in Diamond Creek have timed their contributions to the Parliament, speaking after each other supporting similar projects, putting questions, adjournments and statements together throughout this week to support local sporting clubs and community organisations. This concerted effort comes while at the same time Ms Green and Ms Ward have criticised the Nillumbik Shire Council for the poor quality of its sports funding applications to the Victorian Government and the Mayor’s obsession with side issues.  Ms Green was scathing of the Mayor Peter Clarke for not delivering on the core ‘bricks and mortar’ type projects that matter most to local residents and instead going on a rate-payer funded Christmas splurge of $150,000 for Christmas lights and tinsel. Member for Eltham Vicki Ward has pushed for funding for the Eltham Central Precinct Community Sports Hub in a recent adjournment in the Parliament, Ms Green raised with the Minister the importance of upgrades to Marngrook Oval. Both MPs have been petitioning, meeting and telling anyone who will listen about the need for funding for the Diamond Creek Netball Pavilion, Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre and the Diamond Creek-Hurstbridge Trail.     Quotes attributable to Danielle Green, Member for Yan Yean “I have been critical of Nillumbik Shire’s inability to identify, plan, fund and deliver vital sporting and community projects in recent months and for good reason.  That is why Vicki and I have teamed up with local sporting clubs and gone directly to the Minister for the funding so we can get the upgrades our communities deserve” Quote attributable to Vicki Ward, Member for Eltham  “I want to thank our wonderful local netballers and basketballers who are working so hard for the benefit of our community.  Improving local sporting facilities is so important in Nillumbik and I am proud that our clubs step up when the hard work needs to be done.”

Spring shade grant to help Whittlesea Primary School get ready for summer

As we head into summer, more students from Whittlesea Primary School will be protected from the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation with extra shade to prevent deadly skin cancers. Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, today announced Whittlesea Primary School will receive $27,500 through the School Shade Grants Program. The $1.4 million program provides grants to schools to build new shade, repair or replace existing shade structures, or create natural shade by planting trees. Ms Green said grant will go towards building new shaded areas to improve the health and safety of Whittlesea Primary School students. “More shaded areas at Whittlesea Primary School are a simple way to protect kids from the harmful effects of UV radiation and prevent skin cancer,” Ms Green said. Ms Hennessy said the program was an effective way of teaching kids to protect themselves from the sun. “Skin cancer is a major health issue for Australians, yet it’s mostly preventable. Schools play a critical role in helping kids learn how to be sun smart from an early age,” Ms Hennessy said. The Labor Government has launched the next round of the Community Shade Grants Program, providing much needed shade in public areas such as sports clubs, parks and playgrounds. Skin cancer is a largely preventable disease, however with an estimated 40,000 new cases diagnosed each year in Victoria alone, there is more to do. Melanoma is the most deadly type of skin cancer. In Victoria in 2015, 2,712 new cases of melanoma were diagnosed and 379 died from the disease. Shade can help reduce overall exposure to UV radiation by up to 75 per cent when used alongside other sun protection strategies such as sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and protective clothing. Eligible community organisations including sports clubs, local councils and not-for-profit community groups can now apply for a Community Shade Grant at www2.health.vic.gov.au/community-shade-grants . Applications close 5:00pm, Thursday 30 November 2017.   Media inquiries : Brian O’Connor 9432-9782.

Spring shade grant to help Whittlesea Primary School get ready for summer

As we head into summer, more students from Whittlesea Primary School will be protected from the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation with extra shade to prevent deadly skin cancers. Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, today announced Whittlesea Primary School will receive $27,500 through the School Shade Grants Program. The $1.4 million program provides grants to schools to build new shade, repair or replace existing shade structures, or create natural shade by planting trees. Ms Green said grant will go towards building new shaded areas to improve the health and safety of Whittlesea Primary School students. “More shaded areas at Whittlesea Primary School are a simple way to protect kids from the harmful effects of UV radiation and prevent skin cancer,” Ms Green said. Ms Hennessy said the program was an effective way of teaching kids to protect themselves from the sun. “Skin cancer is a major health issue for Australians, yet it’s mostly preventable. Schools play a critical role in helping kids learn how to be sun smart from an early age,” Ms Hennessy said. The Labor Government has launched the next round of the Community Shade Grants Program, providing much needed shade in public areas such as sports clubs, parks and playgrounds. Skin cancer is a largely preventable disease, however with an estimated 40,000 new cases diagnosed each year in Victoria alone, there is more to do. Melanoma is the most deadly type of skin cancer. In Victoria in 2015, 2,712 new cases of melanoma were diagnosed and 379 died from the disease. Shade can help reduce overall exposure to UV radiation by up to 75 per cent when used alongside other sun protection strategies such as sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and protective clothing. Eligible community organisations including sports clubs, local councils and not-for-profit community groups can now apply for a Community Shade Grant at www2.health.vic.gov.au/community-shade-grants . Applications close 5:00pm, Thursday 30 November 2017.   Media inquiries : Brian O’Connor 9432-9782.

New Suburbs in Melbourne’s North

The Andrews Labor Government is building new communities in Melbourne’s north with the services and modern  infrastructure families deserve. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today joined Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and Member for Yuroke Ros Spence to unveil Melbourne’s latest suburbs, Donnybrook and Woodstock. Donnybrook and Woodstock will be developed over a 30-year period, eventually becoming a home for 17,000 dwellings. The Labor Government is ensuring developers who profit from the building of new suburbs give back significant funds to deliver important community services and facilities new residents and families need. The Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) paid by developers will be $345 million. It will go towards land acquisition for the future Hayes Hill Primary School, further upgrades in and around Donnybrook Station, land for a new station at Lockerbie, a future CFA Station and Ambulance Station.   In this year’s Victorian Budget the Andrews Labor Government committed $20 million to upgrade the Donnybrook and Wallan train stations and have added extra services and improved timetabling. Matthew Guy and the former Liberal Government planned and built new suburbs the wrong way.  Refusing to release funding from the GAIC and failing to build much needed community infrastructure in suburbs that were experiencing a population boom.  The Andrews Labor Government has already committed more than $100 million towards future projects in growth suburbs, with more investments in the pipeline. Plans for five local town centres, five convenience centres, six government schools, four non-government schools and 46 hectares of parkland are also included. Supply is a cornerstone of housing affordability, which is why the Government is rezoning 100,000 lots of land in key growth areas in two years, and speeding up the time it takes for land to be shovel-ready. The Government is making it easier for Victorians to buy their first home, with thousands of Victorian first home buyers benefitting from generous stamp duty cuts that came into force on July 1. The Government is also making renting fair through a major package of reforms that give tenants more rights, helps them stay on longer leases, makes bond smaller and fairer, and cracks down on dodgy landlords. Quotes attributable to Minister for Planning Richard Wynne “Donnybrook and Woodstock will be great places to live and raise a family, with nearby jobs for locals and affordable homes that help young Victorians achieve their dreams of homeownership.” Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence “It’s only fair that developers give back to the communities they are building. We’ve struck a deal that ensures they pay their fair share for schools, parks and services that communities deserve.” Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green “Labor is investing over $1 billion in services and infrastructure in Mernda and Doreen now because the former Liberal Government failed to invest during massive population growth.  We will ensure the Donnybrook and Woodstock communities come complete with schools, parks, playgrounds and services that will make these new northern Melbourne suburbs a superb place to live.”

New Suburbs in Melbourne’s North

The Andrews Labor Government is building new communities in Melbourne’s north with the services and modern  infrastructure families deserve. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today joined Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and Member for Yuroke Ros Spence to unveil Melbourne’s latest suburbs, Donnybrook and Woodstock. Donnybrook and Woodstock will be developed over a 30-year period, eventually becoming a home for 17,000 dwellings. The Labor Government is ensuring developers who profit from the building of new suburbs give back significant funds to deliver important community services and facilities new residents and families need. The Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) paid by developers will be $345 million. It will go towards land acquisition for the future Hayes Hill Primary School, further upgrades in and around Donnybrook Station, land for a new station at Lockerbie, a future CFA Station and Ambulance Station.   In this year’s Victorian Budget the Andrews Labor Government committed $20 million to upgrade the Donnybrook and Wallan train stations and have added extra services and improved timetabling. Matthew Guy and the former Liberal Government planned and built new suburbs the wrong way.  Refusing to release funding from the GAIC and failing to build much needed community infrastructure in suburbs that were experiencing a population boom.  The Andrews Labor Government has already committed more than $100 million towards future projects in growth suburbs, with more investments in the pipeline. Plans for five local town centres, five convenience centres, six government schools, four non-government schools and 46 hectares of parkland are also included. Supply is a cornerstone of housing affordability, which is why the Government is rezoning 100,000 lots of land in key growth areas in two years, and speeding up the time it takes for land to be shovel-ready. The Government is making it easier for Victorians to buy their first home, with thousands of Victorian first home buyers benefitting from generous stamp duty cuts that came into force on July 1. The Government is also making renting fair through a major package of reforms that give tenants more rights, helps them stay on longer leases, makes bond smaller and fairer, and cracks down on dodgy landlords. Quotes attributable to Minister for Planning Richard Wynne “Donnybrook and Woodstock will be great places to live and raise a family, with nearby jobs for locals and affordable homes that help young Victorians achieve their dreams of homeownership.” Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence “It’s only fair that developers give back to the communities they are building. We’ve struck a deal that ensures they pay their fair share for schools, parks and services that communities deserve.” Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green “Labor is investing over $1 billion in services and infrastructure in Mernda and Doreen now because the former Liberal Government failed to invest during massive population growth.  We will ensure the Donnybrook and Woodstock communities come complete with schools, parks, playgrounds and services that will make these new northern Melbourne suburbs a superb place to live.”

Yan Yean Road Upgrade One Step Closer

The Andrews Labor Government has taken a major step towards reducing travel times and improving safety on Yan Yean Road in Plenty. Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan, today announced BMD Constructions Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract to design and build the 3.9km upgrade. Yan Yean Road will be widened from two to four lanes, between Diamond Creek Road to Kurrak Road and upgrades to the River Avenue, Kurrak Road and Diamond Creek Road intersections will also be delivered. The upgrade will include a continuous centre median to prevent head-on crashes, straightening the road to improve driver visibility and new service roads to allow residents to safely access their properties. There will also be new off-road cycling and pedestrian paths along the length of the uprade. Yan Yean Road currently carries more than 23,000 vehicles per day. More than 45 recorded crashes have occurred on Yan Yean Road since 2010, resulting in one fatality and eight serious injuries. Construction will start later this year. Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads, Luke Donnellan “We’re getting on with the job of fixing Yan Yean Road for the thousands of people across the outer northern suburbs that rely on it every day.” “This vital upgrade will improve safety and reduce congestion so that people can spend less time stuck in traffic and more time at home.” Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green “Yan Yean Road is a vital arterial for our community – that’s why we’re investing in this important upgrade so that people can get to where they need to be safer and sooner.” “With the contract now awarded, I look forward to seeing work begin on the Yan Yean Road Upgrade so drivers can benefit from the travel time savings that are desperately needed.”

Yan Yean Road Upgrade One Step Closer

The Andrews Labor Government has taken a major step towards reducing travel times and improving safety on Yan Yean Road in Plenty. Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan, today announced BMD Constructions Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract to design and build the 3.9km upgrade. Yan Yean Road will be widened from two to four lanes, between Diamond Creek Road to Kurrak Road and upgrades to the River Avenue, Kurrak Road and Diamond Creek Road intersections will also be delivered. The upgrade will include a continuous centre median to prevent head-on crashes, straightening the road to improve driver visibility and new service roads to allow residents to safely access their properties. There will also be new off-road cycling and pedestrian paths along the length of the uprade. Yan Yean Road currently carries more than 23,000 vehicles per day. More than 45 recorded crashes have occurred on Yan Yean Road since 2010, resulting in one fatality and eight serious injuries. Construction will start later this year. Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads, Luke Donnellan “We’re getting on with the job of fixing Yan Yean Road for the thousands of people across the outer northern suburbs that rely on it every day.” “This vital upgrade will improve safety and reduce congestion so that people can spend less time stuck in traffic and more time at home.” Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green “Yan Yean Road is a vital arterial for our community – that’s why we’re investing in this important upgrade so that people can get to where they need to be safer and sooner.” “With the contract now awarded, I look forward to seeing work begin on the Yan Yean Road Upgrade so drivers can benefit from the travel time savings that are desperately needed.”

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